Diddy To Receive The Apollo Icon Award

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Diddy just revealed that he will be visiting his former neighborhood of Harlem this week to accept the prestigious Apollo Icon Award.

The Bad Boy mogul took to Instagram on Saturday (June 10), to put a call-of-action out toward those who are looking to celebrate with him on Monday (June 12).


“Wassup Harlem, I’m coming Home,” Diddy said. “Monday, I’ll be there, getting that Apollo Icon Award. And you know it’s up. So if you in the city all the Harlemites, ya’ll know I ain’t got everybody’s number but I plan on seeing you, and drinks is on Diddy.”

He added: “Yeah. The champ is coming back home. The King is coming back home. The son is coming back home. Harlem, Harlem, Harlem. I’m coming back home.”

Check out his post below:

Diddy will be presented with the Icon Award during the Spring Benefit for the Apollo Theater. Other honorees include basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who will receive the Impact Award, CEO of the Apollo Jonelle Procope, who will be honored for her dedicated service to the Apollo for twenty years;  and indie eyewear manufacturer Warby Parker, who will receive the Outstanding Leadership in Innovation, Diversity, and Global Community award.

The fundraiser is a celebration of the theater’s long-standing legacy and its dedication to Harlem and New York City. In addition, all proceeds will benefit the venue’s innovative performing arts, education and community initiatives that serve 200,000 people every year, according to The Apollo’s website.

MC Lyte is also scheduled to perform at the event, and Wyclef Jean and DJ D-Nice will also perform DJ sets to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Hip Hop.