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Diddy Opens New Charter School in Harlem, Delivers Inspiring Speech

Now, I can say this one of Diddy’s most deserving praise.. Diddy was at the christening of his new Charter school that he opened in Harlem, called Captial Prep….

He told the auditorium full of excited children, can’t nobody hold you down! The opening of Capital Prep — on the fifth floor of the Museo Del Barrio — was a dream come true for the Bad Boy Entertainment CEO.

According to The NY Post:

Diddy — fresh off the VMAs on Sunday night — strolled into the facility as his starstruck proteges exploded into applause and shrieks.

Combs reminded the kids that he grew up in circumstances that mirrored their own.

The impresario -— whose first single off his debut album was “Can’t Nobody Hold me Down’’ — credited his late mother for instilling in him a respect for education and diligence.

“I was able to be successful,” he said. “I was able to gain tools and secrets and knowledge about what it takes to be a leader, what it takes to win, what it takes to make your dreams come true.

“Can’t stop, won’t stop,” Combs told his charges to another ovation before again being mobbed by students during a group picture.

The publicly funded school will enroll 160 students in sixth and seventh grades its inaugural year before slowly expanding into high school grade levels.

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