Diddy’s mother didn’t tell him the truth about his father growing up, but even as a child, he knew it.

Sean “Diddy” Combs he grew up without a father in his life, and his mother, Janice Combs, was determined to make sure her son knew nothing about the reality of his life. Still, despite her best efforts, the future hip hop icon was still able to piece together what happened to his father.

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Janice Combs | Leon Bennett/Getty Images

Diddy’s mother kept his father’s cause of death a secret, but he still knew

diddyMelvin Combs’ father was a drug dealer who made money on the streets of New York; he was murdered when Diddy was only two years old. Diddy continued to grow up in Harlem before he and his mother moved to the suburbs.

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