Mary J. Blige and Fox News pundit Bill O’Reilly share some things in common as it pertains to Justin Combs, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ son. The young man was caught in a media firestorm after being awarded a $54,000 scholarship from UCLA. The debate raged over whether or not Justin, given his father’s wealth now estimated at $500 million, should return the money.
Mary J. Blige, who is Justin’s godmother, said in an interview with CNN Showbiz, “He’s trying to make his own way, and you got to appreciate it. Let him be a man. Mom and dad don’t have to take care of him all the time. Just be happy for him.”
Bill O’Reilly was complimented the teen and Diddy’s parenting,
“I applaud Justin Combs, number one,” Bill says. “I mean, the kid is smart, the kid is a good athlete, the kid’s stayed out of trouble — he could be a crazy guy like so many celebrity daughters and sons are. He’s not. So we gotta give him all the credit in the world.
The compliments stopped there, “However, his father, Diddy — all right, once the scholarship is granted, once it was granted, and it goes in the records that the kid earned it — should’ve said, you know what, we’re not gonna take it. We’re gonna give it to another kid, because there only are a certain amount of scholarships, even though they’re corporate paid, they are limited, so they should’ve stepped back, paid their own way and let another kid have the scholarship.”