Sean “Diddy” Combs spent a worthwhile summer season as a child staying with an Amish household.
The “Bad Boy for Life” hitmaker reminisced a couple of time spent at a mattress and breakfast in New Hampshire, the place he realized to play tennis, in the course of the Fresh Air Fund’s digital gala.
“My identify is Sean Love Combs and I’m a former Fresh Air Fund child. I grew up in Harlem. We did not have any summer season camps,” he hip-hop mogul declared.
“I went and stayed with an Amish household, and that was loopy as a result of there was no electrical energy and issues like that – it helped me to outlive,” he mentioned of his expertise with the Christian group in North America. “It helped me… to have these experiences that (let you know) every little thing’s going to be all proper. There’s no electrical energy. The Fresh Air Fund modified my life – as you possibly can see.”
Mariah Carey, whose career-development camp is part of the organisation, additionally made a cameo in the course of the on-line occasion, explaining the premise for her Camp Mariah, the summer season camp for low-income youngsters from New York.
“When I started, I had one easy concept… to create a summer season camp the place youngsters really feel protected, have enjoyable and be taught one thing,” detailed the “GTFO” star. “And right now, Camp Mariah continues to be going robust. It motivates me, in return, to maintain doing my finest.”
Dubbed “Sparkle & Shine,” the gala was held on Thursday, November 19. Opened and closed with unique units by DJ Cassidy, it was hosted by June Ambrose.