Lopez and Combs break up. Combs released a statement on Valentine’s Day about the split. The couple dated for 18 months.
Mr. Combs confirmed that he and his love, Jennifer Lopez, have in fact broken up. Mr. Combs is confirming this today as he wanted to put all the rumors surrounding their relationship to rest. At this difficult time we ask that you respect his privacy.
Carter graduates from throwing house parties to promoting rap concerts. While promoting a Notorious B.I.G. show in Philadelphia — where Biggie Smalls is a no-show — Carter gets talking to Combs, who had signed B.I.G to his label:
We were having a conversation and I said to Puff, ‘Well, tell me about what you do.’ And he told me, and I said, ‘I want to come work with you.’ ‘Well, your first job is to get me that girl behind the bar.’ And I went and got him that girl from behind the bar, introduced him. So I started interning for Bad Boy.
Carter spends a year and a half with Puff Daddy, taking the Greyhound bus to New York three days a week.
When Combs is only three years old his father, Melvin, is fatally gunned down after a failed drug deal due to being mistaken as a police informant. He is killed in his car in Central Park by a former friend and associate. Melvin Combs is a known friend to convicted New York drug dealer Frank Lucas.
They say you can’t miss something you never had, but that’s only a little ways right. There’s definitely been times as I’ve gotten older that I’ve missed my father -- -- his presence -- -- not being here.
Sean John Combs is born in a public housing project in Harlem, New York to Janice, a model and teaching assistant, and Melvin Combs, a suspected drug dealer.
He attends Mount Saint Michael Academy and plays football, earning the nickname “Puff” as a child because of the way he would “huff and puff” when angry.