Diddy has just announced that he’ll be returning to his old stomping grounds of Harlem this week to receive the prestigious Apollo Icon Award.
On Saturday (June 10), the Bad Boy mogul took to Instagram to put a call-of-action out toward those who are looking to celebrate with him on Monday (June 12).
“Wassup Harlem, I’m coming Home,” Diddy said. “Monday, I’ll be there, getting that Apollo Icon Award. And you know it’s up. So if you in the city all the Harlemites, ya’ll know I ain’t got everybody’s number but I plan on seeing you, and drinks is on Diddy.”
He added: “Yeah. The champ is coming back home. The King is coming back home. The son is coming back home. Harlem, Harlem, Harlem. I’m coming back home.”
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Diddy will be receiving the Icon Award during the Apollo Theater’s Spring Benefit. Other award recipients include Basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who will be bestowed with the Impact Award; Apollo’s CEO Jonelle Procope, who will be honored for her dedicated service to the Apollo for twenty years; and indie eyewear manufacturer Warby Parker, who will be bequeathed the Outstanding Leadership in Innovation, Diversity, and Global Community award.
According to The Apollo’s website, the fundraiser is a celebration of the theater’s long-standing legacy and its dedication to Harlem and New York City. In addition, all proceeds will benefit the venue’s innovative performing arts, education and community initiatives that serve 200,000 people every year.
In other Diddy news, he recently hit the pause button on his friendly rivalry with fellow iconic producer Jermaine Dupri after the So So Def founder dropped a brand new freestyle.
Last week, JD shared an impromptu freestyle on social media just to make sure fans know that he’s still got it — and Diddy was thrilled to cheer on his fellow mogul.
Judging from JD’s bars, the 50-year-old rapper and producer hasn’t lost a step as he bounced over the wavy, bouncy beat: “I’m having at your shit/ Knowing I’m a short n-gga/ Big check, high-tech, I ain’t gotta force shit/ Cappin’, bring me that ass and watch you lose it, abuse it, and I ain’t gone stop you/ The illest, I kill this/ This summer you feel this…”
The comment section immediately went off, with fans handing down their praises, as well as Diddy, who wrote: “Act Bad!!! Let’s go!” which is also a nod to his recent single of the same name featuring the City Girls and Fabolous.
The pair finally confirmed their long-awaited Verzuz battle last month, as well as dropping the date and venue.