Puff Daddy has announced plans to open a school in Harlem, New York.
The rapper is partnering with Capital Preparatory Schools to create a charter school, the US equivalent of an academy, in the neighbourhood where he was born.
“Creating this school is a dream come true for me. I want to impact the lives of young people in my community, and build future leaders. The first step is offering access to a quality education,” the rapper said in a statement. “Every young person should have the tools they need to succeed. All our children should be able to pursue their dreams. That is something I can impact with this school.”
Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School will initially accept students in the 6th and 7th grade (11-13 year olds) before expanding to cover grades 6-12. The school will open this autumn.
Earlier this month, Puff Daddy – real name Sean Combs – announced further details of his upcoming Bad Boy reunion tour.
The rap mogul confirmed that the tour will start on May 21 in Brooklyn and promised a star-studded lineup.
“For the first time every hit record I ever did and every guest you could imagine is going to kick this tour off right,” he said, speaking on DJ Khaled’s We The Best Beats 1 radio show. “It’s a celebration. It’s a family reunion tour AKA the two-step tour.”