Sean “Diddy” Combs hit up ABC’s Nightline with Martin Bashir a few days ago and got a bit snippy while in the hot seat. In addition to covering news of Diddy’s new movie, Get Him To The Greek, as well as his life as a music, fashion, television mogul, the two discussed Diddy’s parental skills.
Bashir brought up Diddy’s 6 kids by multiple women and questioned his decision to throw his eldest son, Justin, a huge 16th birthday bash. More specifically, Bashir honed in on the expensive vehicle Diddy purchased for the teen…
a $360,000 Maybach
Bashir asks Diddy, “Do you think it was appropriate to buy your 16-year-old son a Maybach car worth almost $400,000?” and Diddy seemed totally annoyed. He proceeded to respond that he can give his kids whatever he wants and it’s nobody’s dayum business!
I feel the way I raise my children, you know, I don’t have to explain to you or anybody else because nobody knows the way I raise my children.
It’s what I wanted to do. I can do whatever I want to do with my children. And you can’t question me about it. Nobody can question me about what I do with my children.
Watch Diddy’s FULL Nightline interview below [The drama starts at 6:12]:
When asked if he enjoyed being a dad, Diddy said yes but admitted that it was the area that he did not consider himself most successful, citing that his kids “deserved more (of his) personal time.”
That response jump-started a series of questions about Diddy’s parental discretion that made the hip-hop figure visibly annoyed at times.
Bashir suggested that Diddy was setting a bad example as a role model by having six kids by multiple women.
Diddy defended himself, saying, “All of my kids are taken care of. They all go to the best schools.” Bashir quipped, “But you don’t live with them.”
Pow! I think Bashir basically put Diddy on blast but it is what it is. It’s not like it’s a secret that Diddy has several kids by several different women, but because he’s who he is… is it more acceptable?
Is it ok that men with money [i.e. Lil Wayne] can spread their ‘seed’ around as long as they take care of em and buy them expensive gifts? Where is the line drawn on being a good father… or is there one?