Thursday, October 18, 2007

Life can be hard when you're a rap star...

Diddy Acknowledges Growing Brood
by Jane Ivory 10:49, October 9th 2007
Diddy Acknowledges Growing Brood

Sean “Diddy” Combs seems to have decided to do the manly thing demanded in such situations: he is acknowledging that a 15-month-old baby girl is in fact his daughter.

Sean Combs, professionally known as “Diddy,” is father to five children, from three previous relationships, including almost 1-year-old twin girls with former girlfriend Kim Porter.

The New York Daily News reports that the 37-year-old rap mogul has also acknowledged fathering a sixth child during his relationship with Porter.

Combs told the paper “exclusively” that he is “committed to being a good father” and that he intends to “take care of her for the rest of my life.”

The rapper had persistently denied speculation that 15-month-old Chance, fathered with Atlanta resident Sarah Chapman, was in fact his offspring. He wanted to be certain of the baby’s paternity and so waited for DNA tests to give the verdict.

“At first, I wasn't sure if this was my child,” he told the Daily News. “Now that it has become clear she is, I will take care of her for the rest of her life.”

2006 has been a busy year for Combs, who became father to three girls by two women. He and longtime on-and-off girlfriend Kim Porter welcomed twin baby girls Jessie James and D'Lila Star last December.

The couple also has a 9-year-old son, Christian. Combs has two more children from two previous relationships, a 13-year-old son, Justin, with ex-girlfriend Misa Hylton-Brim, according to the Daily News, and has been a father to Porter's son, Quincy.

Then there’s the young Chance. The paper also reports that the singer has already worked out a visitation schedule with Chapman as well as support terms.

Diddy and Porter split in July 2007, ending an intermittent 10-year relationship.

The rapper also has some legal trouble on his hands at the time, with former Bad Boy associate James Sabatino filing a $19 million lawsuit against him last week.