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Diddy’s Son Justin Combs Responds to Football Scholarship Controversy

By Shari Weiss

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Justin Combs has taken to Twitter to address the controversy regarding his football scholarship to UCLA.

As Gossip Cop previously reported, critics have complained that Combs, son of music mogul Diddy, doesn’t need or deserve a $54,000 scholarship given his father’s $475 million fortune.

Combs, however, sees things a bit differently.

“Regardless what the circumstances are, I put that work in!!!! PERIOD,” the 18-year-old defensive back tweeted.

Combs continued, “Regardless of what you do in life every1 is gonna have their own opinion. Stay focused, keep that tunnel vision & never 4get why u started.”

While Diddy has remained mum on the controversy, Combs’ mom Misa Hylton has also weighed in via Twitter, saying, “My Son is his own man. He will earn his own way through life.”

Hylton went on to stress that Combs is receiving a merit-based scholarship that won’t have any effect on need-based aid packages for other students,

“You want to penalize my son for working hard and putting education first? Shame on you,” she wrote, adding, “He deserves to be rewarded.”

What do you think — should Combs keep the scholarship?

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