Like many teens, Diddy‘s son Justin Combs is headed to UCLA this fall on a football scholarship. Unlike almost any other teen, however, Justin is also the focus of a debate over whether he should give the $54,000 scholarship he received back to the university, seeing as how he really, really does not need it. And we thought shopping for XL-Twin sheets was hard! It wasn’t, of course; we were just brats. But still!
The debate has grown so wide that CNN even featured their education contributor Dr. Steve Perry’s take on the controversy. Perry pointed out that Combs had earned the scholarship due to his hard work and promise of commitment to the football team. “He’s done what he needs to do to be successful and in ‘Ameritocracy’ we have to accept that no matter who your father is, whether he be rich, poor or absent, that you can in fact be successful on your own merit,” he declared. On the other hand…seriously, Justin really, really, really does not need that money; his dad is worth approximately $550 million. One percent problems, ya’ll! We’re still debating the issue with our checking account, but what do you think?
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