REVOLT TV Chairman Sean "Diddy" Combs appears on today's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show where he discusses his new Ciroc vodka flavor, his partnership with Capital Preparatory Schools, and gets a Halloween scare from the television host.
First, the mogul saluted DeGeneres for, earlier in the show, giving the New York-based W.A.F.F.L.E. dance crew $100,000, saying, "You don't know the affect that that has on these kids...they're really from the streets...we see them as future leaders, and artists, they could do whatever, and that support that you gave them is going to change their lives."
The two also discussed Diddy's recent $1 million pledge to Capital Preparatory Schools to open a third location in the Bronx, N.Y. come 2019. After touting the curriculum's elements of "leadership, social justice, coding" and other subjects, Combs said of the charter school network, "We're really fighting the battle to give our kids--that are from the communities I come from--a fighting chance."
Always one to deliver a surprise, DeGeneres also donated $50,000 to the school. (Though the shocks didn't stop there.)
Later, the host ribs Combs for not sending her a bottle of his newest Ciroc vodka flavor, Black Raspberry, before he explained that its inspiration came from his years spent in Amish country as a child where "as a hobby, something to pass the time, us children used to go and pick berries: raspberries...and black raspberries."
Still feeling vengeful for not receiving a free bottle, however, Ellen got her payback by scaring Diddy with a clown—after the mogul swore he wasn't afraid of them. Diddy screams. He kicks. He dances. It's worth a watch.