Sean “Diddy” Combs has been chosen to deliver the commencement address at his old stomping grounds, Howard University.

The HBCU in the Nation’s Capital announced Tuesday that Diddy will also be among five people to receive honorary degrees as trailblazers in their fields. The Bad Boy founder, a student at the school in the late 1980s, will receive an honorary doctorate in the humanities. The honor has sparked controversy as Combs didn’t graduate, but Howard President Wayne Frederick says Combs’ entrepreneurial spirit was sparked at the school.

The university also will honor CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer, transplant surgeon Clive Callender, jazz legend Benny Golson and PepsiCo CEO Indra Nooyi.

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