Many people know Justin Dior Combs as the son of hip-hop mogul, Sean Diddy Combs. It is also known that he was once a highly recruited high school American football player who played college football at the University of California, Los Angeles. However, did you know that Combs is the first in his family to complete a college degree? Did you also know that the young man faced widespread criticisms for accepting an athletic scholarship to attend college despite his wealthy background? Discover this and other lesser-known facts about Combs below.
6 Things You Didn’t Know About Justin Dior Combs
1. His Mom is a Costume Designer
Justin Dior Combs was born on the 30th of December 1993 in Mount Vernon, New York. His mother’s name is Misa Hylton-Brim while his father’s name is Sean Diddy Combs. His mom is a renowned costume designer who has created outfits for many movies. His dad, on the other hand, is an iconic rapper, record executive/producer and an all-around hip-hop mogul who founded the Bad Boy Entertainment record label. He has further received several awards in the course of his career, including at least three Grammys.
2. He Has Two Brothers and Three Sisters
Justin Dior Combs hails from a relatively large family as the college football star has two brothers and three sisters. They are Quincy Taylor Brown (his adoptive elder brother born in 1991), Christian Combs (his younger paternal half-brother born in 1998), D’Lila Star (younger paternal half-sister born in 2006), Jessie James (younger paternal half-sister born in 2006) and Chance (younger paternal half-sister born in 2006).
Combs’s eldest sibling, Quincy, is an actor, singer, as well as an entrepreneur. He has dropped several singles as well as an EP titled “This Is For You”. He has also featured in several movies and TV series including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The Haves and the Have Nots, Star, Brotherly Love, and The Holiday Calendar.
3. Justin Dior Combs is the First Combs to Obtain a College Degree
Combs grew up in New York and attended Catholic Iona Prep School, New Rochelle. While at Iona Prep, he was a standout football player and received all-league, all-city, all-state, and all-American honors. He also ranked the number five prospect in the entire state of New York and gained an athletic scholarship to UCLA.
At UCLA, Combs morphed into a cornerback and played extensively on the special teams. He also helped his team to several achievements including a victory in the 2013 Sun Bowl. On the academic side of things, Justin Dior Combs completed his degree in sociology in 2016. This feat makes him the first member of his family to complete a college degree. His Dad had attended Howard University but left after his second year. He would later return in 2014 for the conferment of an honorary Ph.D.
4. His Father was Once Arrested for Assaulting His Son’s College Coach
Parents can be a tad overprotective and Combs’ dad is no different. The senior Combs was arrested for assaulting his son’s assistant coach, Sal Alosi, in June 2015. The altercation took place during a strength and conditioning drill that Combs participated in. His father was in the stands and felt that the coach was being unnecessarily harsh on his son. He, therefore, headed to Alosi’s office where he grabbed him. The rapper also swung a kettlebell at an intern before staff eventually removed him from the office.
Sean Combs was later charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon, one count of making terrorist threats, and one count of battery. His reps, however, defended his actions saying he only did it to protect his son.
5. He appeared on MTV’s My Super Sweet 16 in 2009
Justin Dior Combs celebrated his 16th birthday in grand style, appearing on the MTV show, My Super Sweet 16. The show is dedicated to celebrating the birthdays of the children of the wealthy, and Combs got his own special treatment in 2009. His party was a lavish affair and his father gifted him a luxurious car, worth $360,000, as a gift.
The senior Combs was later criticized for giving his son such an expensive gift but he stated that he had the right to give his kids whatever gift he wanted. Combs is not the only member of his family to be featured on My Super Sweet 16. His older brother, Quincy, also got his own treat in 2007 during which their father gifted him two exotic cars.
6. Body Measurements
Justin Dior Combs is 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m) tall and his weight is given as 78kg or 172 lbs while his hair and eye color are black. The former college football player also has an athletic physique comprising of chest – 44 inches (112cm), arms/biceps – 15 inches (38cm) and waist – 33 inches (84 cm).
Combs is naturally blessed with good looks which has many ladies swooning over him on social media. He has since been romantically linked with a bevy of beauties including model – Chantel Jeffries and actress – Paige Hurd.