Sean Combs, popularly known as P. Diddy, dropped out of Howard University after two years. However this didn't derail his career ambitions as he went on to achieve massive success as an entertainer and businessman.
From owning a record label and having a successful rap career to making a name for himself in the fashion industry, Combs has frequently topped Forbes' richest rappers list.
Through his experience of running the New York marathon, Combs shared an important life lesson with the graduates - run your own race in your own lane, but most importantly finish the race.
Nobody is going to take you to the front of the line unless you push to the front of the line.