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Hollywood star for rapper P Diddy

Sean 'Diddy' Combs
The rap star paid tribute to his late father

Rap star Sean "Diddy" Combs has been honoured with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.

The musician's star was unveiled to the tune of Lupe Fiasco hit Superstar, while fans attended the ceremony after he posted an online video invitation.

"Today is proof that if you believe, all your dreams can come true," the hip-hop mogul told the crowd. "I've gone from Harlem to Hollywood".

The 38-year-old dedicated the star to his father, who was shot dead in 1972.

Inspiration

Combs also paid tribute to his late grandmother, while his mother Janice attended the ceremony, sharing a podium with her son.

"If it wasn't for my mother, I wouldn't be here," he said. "I hope it makes you proud, mom."

Other family members and friends from Combs' Harlem neighbourhood in New York also saw him honoured, which he said would act as an inspiration to others.

"It inspires, you know, millions of young people all over the world that are in a place that I grew up in right now, and they want to make it to that point."

The Grammy Award winner, who is looking for property in Los Angeles to pursue his acting career, later celebrated his honour with a lavish party at a Beverley Hills mansion.

The star was introduced on the Walk of Fame by Oscar-winning actor and musician Jamie Foxx, who said: "He throws the best party you've ever seen in your life!"


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