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ESSENCE releases exclusive audio featuring media mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs from its recent ESSENCE May issue cover story interview with his friend and writer dream hampton.


During the raw and unedited conversation, an emotional Combs breaks down in tears as he shares his thoughts with hampton on the untimely passing of his soulmate Kim Porter—and how their family will be affected this Mother’s Day Weekend. During their conversation, a clearly shaken Combs shares with her: “…This Mother’s Day is going to hurt. We’re definitely going to celebrate all the mothers…but honestly anybody that’s  lost a mother, lost a soulmate, it takes time. They say time heals all wounds when it comes to your mother…but I don’t think that’s the case…”

ESSENCE Chief Content & Creative Officer MoAna Luu states: “Diddy hadn’t planned to be this emotionally vulnerable, but he felt that this piece’s potential impact on culture—and anyone who has gone through or is experiencing a similar situation—weighed more heavily than his personal fears. So, he ultimately agreed to it.”

The full conversation between Combs and hampton will also be featured on ESSENCE’s Yes! Girl podcast, available for streaming and download on iTunesSpotify and Google.

For more details and the full story read more on ESSENCE.com.