It’s been a few months since model and entrepreneur Kim Porter suddenly died, leaving behind three children and the father of her kids, Sean Combs, to pick up the pieces in her absence.
Since her death, Diddy has emerged from the ashes as super dad, making his family a priority over his career. In the emotional interview, the music mogul revealed Kim had some foreshadowing words for him before they parted ways
“That day turned my world upside down,” the 49-year-old told Essence of the day she succumbed to pneumonia.
“Three days before she passed, she wasn’t feeling well. She had the flu, and she sent the kids over to my house so they wouldn’t get sick. One night I was checking on her, and she was like, ‘Puffy, take care of my babies.’ She actually said that to me before she died.” he explained.
Diddy put her last words into action, vowing to step up as both a father and mother figure in his children’s lives.
“Before this, I was a part-time father, you know? My family was always first, but there are countless times when I chose work over everything else. But every day I can hear her telling me to go and spend some time with the kids and make sure everybody’s all right, like she would do. I’m just a lot more present, and, most important, now my kids come before anything else in my life…”
Since her death, Diddy has been very transparent about his shortcomings as a partner, but finds comfort in the deep connection he shared with Kim.
“There was total trust,” Diddy told Essence about his soulmate.
“Whenever I was around her, I felt as though God had his hand in it. I always felt like God had sent her. Nobody could love me the way she loved me, especially as, you know, as crazy as I acted. I mean, she loved me through some real s–t.”