Diddy On The Strength Of Black Mothers: 'I Don't Think Anybody Can Understand How Hard It Is To Be A Black Mom'
"When it comes to a category of who has the strongest beings on the face of the earth, it's Black mothers," he said.
May 10, 2019 at 9:57 pm
Diddy recently opened up about his plans for this year's Mother's Day. In doing so, he became emotional while sharing what he's learned about Black women since the passing of his children's mother, Kim Porter.
As Blavity reported, Diddy's ex-girlfriend and mother to four of his children, Kim Porter, died last November following complications related to pneumonia. The hip-hop mogul has since taken on the role of primary caretaker and has taken to social media to document his journey, as People shared.
Apparently, the experience hasn't been an easy one. The 49-year-old was recently featured as a guest on Essence's Yes, Girl! podcast. He spoke about the impact of Porter's absence and how the family is coping with the loss on their first Mother's Day without her.
“This mother’s day is going to hurt,” he says twenty minutes into the show. “But we’re definitely going to celebrate all of the mothers, we’re not going to get in the way of that," he said, referring to the other maternal figures in his life. "But honestly, anybody that lost a mother, lost a soulmate: it takes time."
The single father went on to express his gratitude for Black mothers and became emotional while explaining why he believes there is no replacement for their presence in one's life.
"They say time heals all wounds [but] when it comes to your mother or mothers, I don’t think that’s the case, he told the show's guest host. "And that's not a negative thing because there are some people you need... I think, when it comes to the category of who has the strongest beings on the face of the Earth, it's Black mothers. I don’t think anybody can understand how hard it is to be a Black mother.“
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The vulnerable father-of-six also talked about his past relationship with Porter, including his lack of ownership for the love they shared.
"I don't have any regrets for how things went, they went the way God wanted them to go," he remarked. "But I was playing with love and it's not really to be played with. I definitely took for granted that she would be with me forever. I took for granted that something like this could happen."
The Bad Boy CEO said that he's still hurting from the passing of the woman he refers to as his soulmate but insists he's learned to put his children first and tapped into his feminine side to take over her duties.
“God sent her for me to teach me something,” he continued. “There’s levels and dimensions to love, and especially love between a man and woman. There’s this place that almost goes beyond friendship. It’s where two people actually feel like a level of responsibility to love this person forever; and a total trust.”
The businessman articulated at the interview's close that he didn't expect to become so emotional and decided to share his experience because he wanted to uplift Black mothers around the globe.
You never know what curveballs life may bring; kudos to Diddy for not only stepping up but opening up for all to see. Hear the interview in full below.
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