Believe it or not, music mogul and entrepreneur Sean "Diddy" Combs has as many kids as he’s had monikers. The artist formerly known as Puff Daddy, Puffy, P Diddy, and Brother Love still goes by Diddy, however, on Twitter or Instagram, where the proud family man regularly posts about his six children.
"I got three girls, three boys, and they’re really kind, great people," Diddy told People in June 2017. "I’m the luckiest man in the world." During their exclusive interview, the magazine asked the savvy businessman how he felt about topping the 2017 Forbes entertainers list (his net worth at the end of that year had reached $820 million), but Diddy responded by telling them that his greatest accomplishment was fatherhood. "That doesn’t matter to me, I don’t care about the Forbes list," he said. "I care about being a great dad."
It would be easy for the offspring of one of the most successful producers in history to simply kick back and enjoy the fruits of their father’s labor, but Diddy’s kids are starting to strike out on their own. Here’s what they look like — and what they’re up to — today
Quincy Brown is a model son
Quincy Brown’s biological dad is ’80s R&B singer Al. B Sure!, who fathered him with fashion model Kim Porter before the two went their separate ways and Porter got with Diddy. In 2009, Quincy penned an open letter explaining that while he takes after Al. B Sure! (real name Albert Brown) in terms of his looks, he sees Diddy as his true dad. "He is the one who helped mold me into the person I am today and I will always try to live up to his expectations," he wrote (via Essence). "He has always been supportive of me and I will forever love and respect him. As far as my biological father goes, the ‘spitting image’ is all I have taken from him."
Those inherited looks have been working in Quincy’s favor ever since he came of age. According to the Daily Mail, he started modeling in 2012 when he appeared at the Gaborone Fashion Weekend in Botswana, and in 2015 he was chosen by Naomi Campbell to walk in her New York Fashion Week Ebola awareness show. The following year was a big one for Quincy — he was signed by boohooMAN to model their AW16 capsule collection and he also began going on dinner dates with Kourtney Kardashian, though TMZ sources confirmed it was "strictly a friend zone transaction."
He’s now a famous actor and musician
When he spoke to Flaunt in 2017, Quincy revealed that he was naturally drawn to acting from a young age. "As a kid, I was always putting on little plays and performing skits in the house with my cousins," he said. "My Mee-Maw always had a movie on, which got me familiar with certain actors she liked to watch. I would mimic them all the time and try to be like them."
Quincy’s big break came in 2015 when he won a lead role in coming-of-age ghetto flick Brotherly Love. He followed that up with a supporting turn in Rick Famuyiwa’s "nerds in the hood" Sundance Festival hit Dope. However, he’s best known for playing civil rights activist Derek Jones in Fox series Star, which was renewed for a third season in May 2018.
Acting in the hit music drama has allowed Quincy to keep in touch with his dreams of having a multi-faceted career. He was exposed to all aspects of the music industry while being raised by Diddy, though it’s taken him some time to find his own sound. "I’ve always been surrounded by music, my whole life," he said. "From the producer’s side, the artistry, and even the business of it." His favorite artists are Marvin Gaye, Pharrell, Common, Bruno Mars, and Drake, whose collective influence can be heard loud and clear in "Don’t Know Nothing," Quincy’s second single of 2018.
Justin Combs was a football prodigy
The oldest of Diddy’s biological children, Justin Combs, is the son of the rap legend and hip-hop stylist Misa Hylton. Hylton was just 17 when she met a pre-fame Diddy, who was working as an A&R intern at Uptown Records at the time. She claimed during a fiery interview on Power 105.1 (via GossipOnThis) that Diddy did the dirty on her while they were together, but they remain friends today and have managed to raise a well-rounded and multi-talented son.
Diddy once revealed that he wanted to become an American football player growing up, but he broke his leg in the last year of high school, putting an end to those ambitions. But he was able to live his dream vicariously through Justin, who won a controversial scholarship to play at UCLA in 2012. According to MTV, some members of the student body were furious that Justin got in for free when his family could easily afford the fees, but he soon proved he was there on merit.
The junior defensive back (who was an All-American at high school) impressed on the field and went on to become a reserve for the Bruins. Diddy was always supportive of Justin’s football playing — sometimes a little too supportive. In 2015, the star producer was arrested by UCLA campus police after he allegedly attacked a strength and conditioning coach with a kettlebell for "riding Justin badly."
He’s reportedly going to Harvard
According to his mother, Justin isn’t only a gifted athlete — he’s also got the brains to back it up. Diddy’s son became the first member of the family to graduate from college when he left UCLA with a degree in sociology in 2016, and that was apparently enough to earn him a place at one of the world’s most prestigious schools. "The new face at Harvard," Hylton captioned a March 2018 Instagram post of Justin, decked out in Gucci. "My intelligent, handsome son who has a heart of gold." She didn’t reveal what he would be majoring in, but our guess is that it will be business related.
He already has his own events company, which he started with former Two and a Half Men starAngus T. Jones. "Angus is someone I’ve admired for a very long time, I feel as though he and I share common ideas," Justin told People. "Something my father always stressed to me is that in business, things don’t always go your way. You can’t be scared to take chances or make mistakes. You have to learn from your mistakes and continue growing and pushing as a man. And most of all, you always have to keep a good connection and faith with God and things will naturally fall into place and go the way they’re supposed to."
Christian Combs is following in his dad’s footsteps
Diddy’s first child by model and actress Kim Porter, Christian Combs has been rubbing shoulders with celebs for years now. In 2014, his dad threw him a birthday bash to remember with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Khloé Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, and Zendaya all turning up to West Hollywood’s 1OAK nightclub to celebrate him turning 16. By 2017, he was old enough to be hanging out with some of the music industry’s biggest names without his parents being present — he attended the Coachella music festival and wound up making headlines after a video of him having a dance battle with Rihanna went viral.
Today he’s better known by his rap moniker, King Combs. He released his debut mixtape in April 2018, drawing immediate comparisons to his old man. "Entitled 90’s Baby, the mixtape blends classic elements of both East Coast and West Coast hip-hop, mirroring how his upbringing in the former has translated into his current lifestyle in the latter," Billboard said of the ten-song mixtape. "Combs’ sound maintains a surprisingly nostalgic aura for hip-hop aficionados, especially considering he was only born in 1998. The classic essence is even evident in the album cover art: a totally aww-worthy, never-before-seen throwback photo of a young Combs with his father before a show."
But he wants to make it on his own merit
King Combs signed to his dad’s label Bad Boy Records in 2016, a process that the rapper and model said "happened organically" when he spoke to Complex in January 2018. "Being part of Bad Boy is continuing the legacy and bringing the new sound," he said. "My father’s work ethic, contribution to the culture and his legacy of accomplishments, are big shoes to fill. He inspires me to become the professional he has positioned himself to be." The junior Combs also told the New York-based outlet that he intends to continue his dad’s legacy by "creating a sound that fits my time and generation that will bring a new structure in the digital age of music."
Despite his plans to make a name for himself outside of being Diddy’s son, the fact that he both looks and sounds like him has made that difficult at times. When Billboard asked him about the pros and cons of being a Combs in February 2018, the young emcee revealed that he was grateful to his dad for showing him the ropes but admitted that being his son has been a blessing and a curse. "I think the disadvantage is [people] doubting me or thinking we don’t work as hard as they do or them thinking people probably write for me or make my beats," he said. "So that’s one of the hard things, the disadvantages to me. But they’ll know soon."
D’Lila Star and Jessie James are winning at twinning
Twin girls D’Lila and Jessie are the last kids that Diddy had with Kim Porter before he moved on to Sarah Chapman, the last of his so-called "sister wives." The rapper revealed their catchy names on MySpace back when that was still a thing. "In honor of the two people to have incredibly impacted me and Kim’s lives, we’re proud to announce that we are naming the twins after our beloved grandmothers," he said (via the Irish Examiner). "Our daughter[s] are called D’ Lila Star and Jessie James. God bless, Diddy. God is the greatest."
They may have been named after their grandmothers, but the twins most definitely take after their mother. Both have already started careers in modeling with the full blessing of daddy Diddy. In February 2018, the "I’ll Be Missing You" rapper posted a super cute video to his Instagram in which he gave the girls tips on how to master the runway walk, though it doesn’t seem as though they need his help — the adorable duo have already been featured as cover girls for preteen mag Halcyon Kids.
Chance Combs is a chip off the old block
Chance Combs is the only one of Diddy’s kids that he shares with Atlanta photographer Sarah Chapman, who met the New York rapper the same year he met Kim Porter. "She definitely knows who I am," Chapman said of Porter back in 2007 (via AceShowBiz). "We’ve had words. [Kim] knew about my pregnancy prior to her getting pregnant. In fact, Kim and I met [Diddy] at the same time."
While it sounds like a messy situation, Diddy somehow managed to keep everyone on the same page. "I know it sounds very cliché, but we really are friends," Chapman confirmed. "It’s never been a situation where I’m trying to step on top of [Kim] or I’m trying to be in her position."
Chapman and Diddy decided to put their daughter first, and they continue to do so today. "When you’re co-parenting, y’all gots to be friends," he said of the situation, and that attitude has allowed Chance to grow up healthy and happy. She began displaying a natural talent for music from a young age (Diddy uploaded a video of her playing piano to YouTube when she was just four years old) and she’s also developed a love of travel, just like her old man. In 2017, Diddy took Chance and her mother to Europe to celebrate her 11th birthday in style — and the smooth talking millionaire even brought his current squeeze Cassie Ventura along for the trip!
Are more kids around the corner?
Speaking of Cassie Ventura, judging from a January 2018 interview it seems as though Diddy intends to bring her into the family fold and make her his fourth baby mama. He told Power 105.1‘s The Breakfast Club that he was very proud of his current crop of kids, and he revealed that he was shooting for double figures. "I love children," he said. "I’m trying to get to 10! It’s a race!" When host Charlamagne tha God asked if he was serious about wanting to add another four kids to the Combs clan, Diddy replied that he "could go to eight without a problem."
Pressed further, the hip-hop mastermind confirmed that, while he’s open to adding more than one kid to the family, he only sees room for one more mother. "Whatever is supposed to happen in the future is going to happen, but that’s something that I want," he said. "I would only have it with my girl, of course." According to GlobalGrind, Cassie first appeared on Diddy’s radar in 2007 when he heard her debut single "Me and U" in the club. Before long she was signed to Bad Boy and, while they kept their courtship secret for a number of years, today they make little effort to hide it.
We wonder how Diddy’s kids feel about the possibility of their family expanding even more.