Officials at a university are facing a backlash from students after they announced SEAN 'DIDDY' COMBS would deliver the commencement speech for this year's (14) graduating class.
Howard University President Wayne Frederick confirmed on Tuesday (15Apr14) that the hip-hop mogul is due to return to the Washington, D.C. college where he studied in the late 1980s to pick up an honorary degree.
He will also give a rousing speech to students heading into the world of work, but the news has irked some members of the university community who are upset about the choice of speaker because Combs failed to graduate.
Many students have taken to Twitter.com to voice their opposition to the decision to allow a college dropout to give the prestigious address.
Combs follows in the footsteps of previous commencement speakers including former President Bill Clinton, Oprah Winfrey and poet Maya Angelou.
The ceremony will take place next month (May14).