Sean Diddy Combs Fronts LA Confidential July 2013
While rocking designer duds from Versace and Gucci for the Jeff Gale and Jeff Crawford front page shoot, the"Come To Me" hitmaker chatted about his struggles growing up and how much he enjoys being a mentor.
Check out GossipCenter's recap of Mr. Combs' interview below. For more, be sure to visit Los Angeles Confidential!
On learning a thing or two of his life before fame:
"I think I'm an example to them of working for what you want. I don't make apologizes for what I have. Especially in these economic times, it's an achievement to have financial success. If the part of that is to spoil your kinds, to give them things, it's okay, as long as they appreciate what they have. You have to take responsibility for your own growth and happiness. Money doesn't always bring you that. I want my kids to be kind people, to be happy people. But ultimately, it's going to be up to them to make that happen."
On being someone others can look up to:
"I love what you can do with a great, big crowd that has your attention. Maybe it's influencing people to listen to a performer or helping someone who wasn't born into financially stable situation. I get a thrill harnessing the force of all those eyes and ears. That's what being a mentor means to me. The best way to help people is to be an example. You can't tell people what to do. You show them where they can go. Spark the dream by living it."
On his taste in fashion:
"My style has refined and has a little less flash to it there days. I'm a big fan of Fred Astaire and Frank Sinatra, and love the simplicity of those 50's era fashion. Vintage suits, old polos. Timeless, elegant, cool. My style right now is clean and pure like never before."
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