Justin Combs responds to football scholarship controversy: "I put that work in!"
's son Justin Combs
was recently awarded a merit-based $54,000 football scholarship to UCLA.
As soon as the news was official, a lot of people started stating that given his father's fortune, Justin should give up his scholarship.
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However, Justin has a different opinion
"Regardless what the circumstances are, I put that work in!!!! PERIOD."
"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", he tweeted.
His mother Misa Hylton
also stepped in to clear the air and remind
everyone that her son's scholarhip is merit-based and it does not affect need-based scholarships for other students.
"My son isn't taking money from a kid who NEEDS. He is on a MERIT BASED scholarship. UCLA has NEED based scholarships too. #ignorance"
"You want to penalize my son for working hard and putting education first? Shame on you. He deserves to be rewarded.. #blessed kid"'
So far, Diddy
has not commented on the controversy. What do you think: should Justin combs keep his merit-based scholarship? Make sure to follow 6lyrics on Twitter and Facebook!