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QUINCY BROWN’S LETTER TO HIS FATHERS: AL B SURE AND P DIDDY

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17-year-old Quincy Brown has written a candid letter to his biological father Al B Sure titled “A Letter To My Father”, but in the letter he reveals that his “father figure” is mogul P. Diddy.  As written by Quincy Brown:

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A Letter To My Father:

I’ve been inspired throughout my life by special circumstances and unique experiences. Foremost, I grew up with a family that injected me with unconditional love and enduring confidence. This is my foundation … the family holidays and celebrations with my maternal lineage … supportive smiles in audiences at school programs … guiding hands to complete homework and special projects in the wee hours of the morning.  However, I grew up without my father, an irreplaceable force and influence that was absent in my life. I watched other kids enjoy the embrace of theirs, and I searched for a way to reconcile the meaning of my circumstance.

Despite my pain, I’ve imagined a life as a good son with my father. Baseball … Playing in School Band … Church … All of the things that he would expect his son to do, I’ve done. I’ve stood in front of audiences to receive awards. I heard their applause and praise. But, the accolades have been absent the sound of his clapping hands and encouraging words … his voice that I could distinguish in my sleep. Where has he been?

Now, I reflect on the journey, the pain, the challenges, and the triumphs through this song. I’m reconciled as a man, no longer a boy, in verse. Now, I know that I’m not alone.

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Albert Brown, also known as “Al B Sure!” is my biological father, but Sean Combs, also known as “Diddy” has been a father figure in my life for as long as I can remember. Sean Combs is the person whom I look up to and appreciate as a father. He is the one who help mold me into the person I am today and will always try to live up to his expectations. He has always been supportive of me and I will forever love and respect him. As far as my biological father goes, the “spitting image” is all I have taken from him. Throughout my life, I’ve always wondered about him; Where he was? What was he doing? and most importantly, Was he even thinking about me? The absence of my father has given me a better understanding of what type of man I am going to be. I am grateful for my mom’s love, support, guidance, and for her strength.

To those who share my plight, know that you have a great future … a DESTINY. Take the lemons that you are handed and make lemonade. Your journey is in “A Letter To My Father.”

- Quincy “iQ” Brown

VisitGlobalGrind.com to listen to Quincy’s new song, which he dedicates to Al B Sure.

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  5. I remember when I first heard about this letter. Quincy had to get it out, and he did. He is a great young man…AND SEAN DOES TAKE CARE OF CHANCE…whenever he’s down in Atlanta..please believe babygirl is with her dad…

  6. Yall missing the damn point! This young man has poured his heart out about not having his father there. Diddy is in Chance’s life its just that Kim doesn’t support it so he has to see her when the twins and Christian are not around. Quincy love your letter keep on going.

  7. man QUINCY IS SOOO…FREAKIN FINE BOII….WEN I GET OLDER IMA COME AND SEE HIM WERE EVER HE IS HE’S JUST SOOO…FINE AND LET ME NOT FORGET P DIDDY IS TOO….OMG FREAKIN G

  8. I can’t believe what pain he’s been through. Not only is he physically attractive but he is such a emotional person who isn’t scared to show his feelings. I can’t imagine what its like to know your father exists but most likely doesn’t give a damn about you. Growing up in the spotlight is difficult and worse when people know about your secrets but he’s not a kid anymore, he’s all man. I look up to him..

  9. Hello Quincy,

    I read your letter to your father and I must applaud you on getting your feelings down on paper for your father to get an insight into how his irresponsibility has made you feel. I must say that even though your father was not there for you, airing your thoughts to him for the public to see was wrong. You and your mother should have asked for a private meeting with him and expressed your thoughts with him. I, too, am a mother of a now 18 year old high school graduate whose biological father was never there for him. My son, did not let this discourage him, deter him from his goals, or made him feel unvalidated. I just hope that your mother and I share the same philosophy as far as our children stands and that is to make sure you have all your necessities provided in a way that you will always think for yourself. I do hope that just because your siblings father, who is very well off financially, did not swell your head. I state this to say just because you have the materialistic things being provided for you, for example the lavish parties, expensive cars, all the designer clothes, you do not let this cloud your judgment. There are so many important things you need to worry about and having nice things is not the most important, it helps, but should not be your first priority. I understand that you are almost a man who should have some type of educational goals ahead of your. Making the money is always a young, black, male first worry but getting your education can always bring you many more opportunities.

    Do not let your biological father being absent deter you, strive to be the man that he chose not to be for you. Strive to be that young man, that makes his mother overjoyed by your own accomplishments and not what has been handed to you. You show signs of having a great future just in having the courage to address this issue but do not ever let on man’s downfall be at left at your starting point for you to pick and carry. Your biological paternal parent will one day see what he has missed all these years. His lost. Continue to make your mother proud.

  10. All I can say is wow, I was hanging with Al B Sure just last night in Philly and I will be seeing him perform tonight, he is and has always been a very nice guy and the relationship with his son is not for us to judge, I am saddened to know that Quincy feels the way that he does and I know that he must hurt especially being a mirror image of his father I know people must talk to him about father a lot, but before we start accusing Big Al of being a deadbeat father we must also keep in mind that sometimes when a mother has a new life with an established man that is providing all of her creature comforts, mothers sometimes draw a wedge between fathers and sons because a bit of their own selfishness gets in the way and to not upset the new man or create a smaller purse they allow the new established man to assume the fatherly duties, and not allowing the biological to interfere with their newly, happily very comfortable home. I am not making any excuses for men that do not take an active part in the rearing of their children especially their boys, I am simply stating that often times women make it hard for a father to be involved in their children’s lives, especially if the new man is wealthy.

    • Char,

      you are obviously a woman who is blinded by the wolf’s charm.
      just because a man can sing does not make him a father. this man’s own flesh and blood has called him out for his bs. this is just the beginning of bad karma for Al. He is a deadbeat with his kids, his heart and his soul. his soul is dead. who could support a record from a deadbeat father and a human being (if you read quincy’s current letter his dad has still not reached out to him). his dad is too busy trying to make a comeback at his 40yr old tired self. he has no time to be a father and he does not care. i for one am glad quincy is far away from Al. It will save him years of therapy.

    • I feel the same way ,something is really wrong with this letter,and i feel his mom will go to her grave hurt if she don’t come out and really talk to her boy,uh look how Diddy treats the rest of his kids,you only see one besides Quincy,when you look at.Diddy you see somethimg not right,Quincy did no write that letter by himself.Qunicey looks like he’ll do anything to please Diddy.
      Becareful Diddy you don’t get one of those letter’s from one of your other kids that you don’t pay attention to.

  11. i feel yo pian cause my bio. father isnt and wasnt there fo me and i am 15 and i did look up to the 3 dad s that i had well men i called dad but not even thrrrreeee step dads can fix a broken heart of a missed father all my step dads have guap but not even the shoppin made up fo it people you may see it as a oh he is lucky he gets everything and anything he wants but you know wat there is way more to it and i bet none oof those people ho say he is lucky and shoulnt be complianin coulnt stand one day in his shoes knowin that his father is not there yeah havin a step father there is cool and all but a father a biogical father maybe might be a little bit nice once in a while =(

  12. Bad karma is finally catching up with the ABS the elf hiding in the wolf’s costume. People need ta get the straight scoop before confessing your loyalty to someone they don’t know just because he looks good and innocent. ABS and me go back many years. From 1 hand experience I know how he will use anyone he can even his kids. Thank the mighty Lord that Quincy and Lit’ have Puf to step up to the plate.
    AB– No sea engañado por un Woolf en la ropa de oveja!

  13. Naw Man Didy Is Taking Care Of Chance Hes Not Dat Type Of Dude If U Really Pay Attention He Spends Time With Her

  14. oh damn…i seen this coming since his lil sweet sixteen party…Al B is a straight up cornball clown half a dic havin looser by day n scrub by night nooka…this mess is all in the lime light too like the embarassment WON’T stop for the dude…nobody really cares about him so it’s whateva but how the HELL does dude look at himself…n now the kid is speaking out against him too…goodness dude…but hot DAYUUUUUUUUUUUUM ol boy cute as hell

  15. Al B. Sure will probably try to say that this is all a “MISUNDERSTANDING.” He told Kim that she was “OFF ON HER OWN (GIRL)” to raise their child. Bad thing is his son thought about his father “NITE AND DAY.” All that time the boy was calling out for his dad to “RESCUE ME.”

    Another absentee father strikes again.

  16. Note to fathers:
    It is not about the money (but that helps!) Your children want your time above anything else. I can relate to this child 100%
    This letter needed to be written in order for him to move on and be happy.

  17. ABS DESERVES WHATEVER HE GETS GOOD OR BAD. HE HAS HURT MANY PEOPLE ALONG THE WAY WITH HIS LIES AND DECEIT. DEADBEAT DAD IS JUST TOO “GOOD”OF A WORD TO DESCRIBE MR. SURE!

  18. Quincy,

    I can’t imagine what it must be like to grow up in the public eye. Growing up period is hard for anyone, let alone someone who is constantly being “looked at”. As a mother of a 14 year old son, I understand that teenagers have a lot of frustrations and issues with parents. Your feelings and emotions are real, however, they seem to come from a place of certain influence and confusion. You see sweetheart, I have learned in life that the best way to get someone’s attention is not to attack them, but to approach them in a way that they will listen. You are right, time is very important and can never be replaced, however, you can’t go back in the past but you can certainly move forward. You are obviously extremely smart, talented, handsome and blessed and right now, you have the whole world in your hands. The opportunities in life that God has blessed you with most people would kill to have. Heck, if you really think about it, there are some kids right now who live in Africa, and both parents are infected with AIDS and going to die at any given moment. Or, they don’t have a home, or clothes or even water to drink. When you start looking at these things, it makes you feel a little better about your own journey.

    Listen honey, I don’t want to seem preachy nor do I want you to feel like I am taking away from your own right to feel validated. We all need that respect, but the most important thing is that whoever is supporting you and loving you, should do just that. Give you a positive, loving home and environment that encourages things like FORGIVENESS. I am 1000% percent sure that your mom has done everything she can to give you the best life in the world!! No one, and I mean no one loves you like a mom!! But I am speaking of the millions of people out there who may not REALLY know you and your family besides the illusions that the machine of the media creates!! Being upset with your Biological father is real and I am sure he hears you loud and clear, however, comparing him to what YOU FEEL someone else has done for you IN PUBLIC is not the proper approach. In fact, now that I think about it, Diddy is a very busy man and I doubt very seriously if he spent a whole lot of quality time with you as well. He has to work numerous hours to maintain the business he built. Any man does!! That doesn’t take away from a man needing to be a father, I agree with you totally on that, however, balance is the key to life we ALL FIGHT TO LEARN. Negativity doesn’t do anything but cause grief. Really, trust me on this one. It eats at you and it makes is really hard to sleep at night! You obviously need to talk and express yourself and you have the right to do so, however, my mom always taught me “it’s not what you say, but how you say it”. Majority of the public are followers, but not you, your a leader!! I am reading what people have been saying and none of these people even know you!!! Thank God you have a family that loves you and supports you. My son’s father and I were never married and always in two separate households and that’s always hard on any child. Having money and being famous does not exclude you. In fact, it makes it that much harder because you think the whole world has their twisted opinions. Know one and I mean know one has the right to judge! So I leave you with this thought, please consider the encouragement to move forward and forgive. If you can come to a place where you can let go and try, you will feel so much better. This is going to take some time, but it’s worth trying. The black community has to get back to the basics, learn to love ourselves, children and others. Every decision we make affects everybody around us and we need to be better at embracing who we are fully! We can’t change who our parents are, but we can make the choice to deal with each other in a healthy way. You mentioned Barak Obama in your song, he didn’t really know his father and everyone knows that, however, since you seem to look up to him, realize that he has NEVER put his father down. One of the main reasons I believe he won the election, is because of how he handled the attempts on his opponents behalf very well. With class and grace. He came out on TOP!! The first black president in History!! I see the same bright future for you, at your age, life hasn’t even begun!! Keep your head up baby, and stay true to the depths of your heart!! I wish you and your family the absolute best!!

  19. Having heard this on the radio this morning it was really breath taking. Unfortunately, my son has experienced life with an absentee dad. Hearing this made me realize even more what must be going on in his head. I think it is powerful and eye opening. No matter the money, no matter the situation…..an absent parent is an absent parent. My son wants nothing to do with his dad and I guess this letter has helped me understand how he feels. If anything I appreciate him putting it to pen and paper……

    • Everything happened for a good reason…I’m going through a lot…for 13 yrs now!!! I was surfing in the web and saw by …”coincidenc” (?) Quincy’s letter..
      My ex husband left me and our son when he was born in Paris just for my ex to continue his adventurous life and stay free…But it was a challenge to divorce a french white man in Paris, alone, winning my case, getting all the support and help from people there, beeing able by the Grace of Our Lord to come to the US, work, fight and raise my son ALONE, without NO help from his father who became and still is sooo angry to see that I was and still am able to make it without him. Of course I did as many women do, tried to take my revenge by giving him back every single “kick” he was giving me, to make him pay the pain and suffering he gave me.. I didn’t know at that time that I was only doing the same bad things than him, looking just like him, and hurting our own son, just to take revenge. Years later, I understood that the BATTLE IS FOR THE LORD, I started puting my trust and patience to God and left my ex continue to fight alone and continue to be angry in front of a situation he couldn’t control: my joy and happiness with my son, alone here in the US. After 13 yrs, I’m still asking the Lord to help me to forgive him, but my ex still continue his liars, violation of court order, and the worst, KIDNAPPING MY SON in my own country where he resides since our divorce. For that, I did send him to jail in Africa, despite all the money he has there to protect himself, paying people, authorities (yes…), IN MY OWN COUNTRY…
      I got my son back, did recive the support of the US government beeing now a US Citizen, did modify the judgement regarding his visitations rights. Of course my ex hates me even more now, than before, using his money to pay lawyers and ask me to appear to court to modify our divorce judgement and take my son away from me, while he NEVER did anything for him, NOTHING. I’ m still fighting, my son is hurt, it’s painful, so much hate and anger!!!
      I do understand Quincy’s cry, same cry than my son, 13yrs now, same letter he wrote to him last week, at his 13th bday…
      Why some fathers are sooo mean , why couldn’t they understand that hurting the mothers means hurting the child? Why put the child in the middle of this mess?
      May the Lord protect all the kids who are in the middle of such anger, sadness, sorrow…And help us, mothers, to be strong enough to forgive, move on, and strenght to do the right thing, wothout hurting our kids….Amen. May the Lord Bless you Quincy to be strong enough to forgive and move on in your life, you deserve it and you cannot pay nor receive the consequences of your father’s mystakes…

  20. wow…all along i thought diddy was his father…well at least sumbody stepped up to the plate n became a father to quincy

  21. How do ya’ll know whether or not he has a relationship with Chance? We are just on the outside looking in, we don’t really know what goes on in their private lives. You can’t say he doesn’t have a relationship with Chance because you don’t see them together all the time. Give props where it is due. I don’t like Didddy’s public persona, but that doesn’t make him a bad person/father.

  22. Also I have just one more thing to add, in response to TDK 23′s comment, yes u r right. I remember like 8 yrs or so ago, MTV had diary of P.DIDDY or some documentary, and I saw a very young Justin & a very young Quincy together bathing in a hottub with Diddy and he treated them the same way!

  23. how do we know that Diddy doesn’t take of Chance? Just because we don’t see pictures doesn’t mean anything. Stop trying to make him out to be such a horrible person. How do you take care of another man’s child and not your own. Maybe it is his choice not to make Chance’s visit public because of the IGNORANT comments.

    Thank you Zee! I totally agree with you and Katrina!

  24. Diddy’s relationship with his other children shouldn’t be in question. Quincy is simply stating how he feels about his relationship between his two dads. He can post this letter/song publicly because that’s what artists do. They take snippets from their lives as inspiration. It goes to show you that growing up privileged doesn’t diminish the pain of an absentee dad. If there was bad blood between Al and Kim/Diddy, then Al is wrong for letting that come between him and his son.

    • I agree SweetDiva,
      My husband decided to leave Christmas Day. On that day he did not leave me, he left two beautiful, girls. What happened between he and I should not have change his feelings about his daughters, however it did. The recovered, moved on went to college and developed a loving father, daughter relationship with their stepdad.

      Al B’s lack of responsibility and maturity as a father is his lost. I commend Diddy and Kim for raising a strong, intelligent, talent,man.

  25. LOL @ Katrina! You take the words right out my mouth on a lot of these posts, too (like minds…)I just really don’t get why some ppl take every opportunity to bash Diddy and Kim, as if they’ve been privy to this couple’s intimate matters and conversations. And as far as Al,Sr. is concerned, I don’t know enough about that situation either. Thanks Katrina ,for being a voice of reason! ;)

  26. I grew up with an absentee father, so I feel Quincy’s pain. Growing up rich does nothing to ease the pain of being rejected by your father. That picture is cute, but at the end of the day, that’s all it is. A PICTURE! A single frozen moment.

    I think it’s great that Quincy chose to post his letter publicly. A lot of kids (and adults, too) need to know that they are not alone, that it’s okay to admit that you’ve been hurt. It’s okay to be angry. It’s okay to be honest about your feelings. Sometimes that’s all you need to do to begin the healing process.

  27. does this have anything to do with Al B Syre new cd coming out?
    would be sick to do this for publicity but nothing would shock me anymore.

  28. I agree, word for word, with what Jae and butdidddy? had to say. After reading a few more comments, I just stopped. No need in me repeating what others have already said so The End! lol

  29. If this is true Al B should be ashamed of himself but Quincy could have kept this between the two of them. Also Diddy is not exactly a great male role model to look up to. *cosigns on the comments about Chance writing a similar letter to Diddy someday*

  30. Well POOR LITTLE RICH KID! give me a break. Are u serious right now? This kid is tryna be a rapper and using his relationship with Al for publicity. That is sick. We don’t know Al B side of the story so no one should judge him. For all we know when diddy came along, Kim could’ve restricted Quincy’s time with Al B until he eventually realized what he was up against. She’s a money hungry gold digger and by the looks of it it’s rubbed off on her son.

  31. @ Renee- Thank you! That was very well stated and I agree. Any time Diddy’s name is mentioned in a post, the vultures come out clawing at him and Kim. You’d think some of them were P.R. agents or something… Anywho, kudos to Quincy’s parents for raising such an articulate and introspective young man.

  32. Like a previous poster said before.. Al B. wasn’t in Quincy life as a young child. He came into Quincy’s life when Quincy was a teenager. I think I have seen more pictures of Diddy with a young Quincy than his biological father.

  33. Q, it takes more than meeting a man to be a father. We all have parents, and very FEW of us can attest to NEVER EVER SEEING our dad. That’s just weird. But, many can state they have an absentee dad. His father wasn’t a father TO HIM, and that’s his truth. Who are we commenters to decide if that’s wrong or right? You’re not his dad or HIM. And you know who a parent has to get it right for, their KID. No one else.

  34. Wow! how sad,profound,and disappointing all at the same time. I wish Quincy luck w/his career and life. It was Al.B Sure lose.

  35. Tight…of course he should have been there. But I’m giving you an example of what could have happen due to conflict between the parents.

    I know someone that’s a wonderful father. But because the relationship didn’t work with the mother, she left the child in his care at 2-4 months old. When she seen that didn’t bother him & he cared for his child without complaint (which he received a lot of help from his parents) she decided to make his life miserable. He paid for child care, doctors visits & bought the things his child needed. Although the mother of the child collected a check & split a child care check with a family member. She even requested child support money from him, when she decided she wanted to be mommy for about a week here & there. When he didn’t want to give her money because he was raising the child, she turned him in for child support. After the child turned about 5 years old, the mother decided she wanted to move out of state & didn’t discuss it with him. So she acted as if she was just picking their child up for the weekend & up & moved out of state with her! His father went to pick the child up from school for him, only to find out the mother checked her out. Went by her place & neighbors told him she moved out. When he tried to fight the child support & by them never being married, the court has told him he has no rights (this was before she moved out of state). He has no address or phone # to contact his child. He can’t say she kidnap her own child because he didn’t go to court in regards to custody (which may have helped him) but he didn’t know she would take it that far.

    Now this is an example of what I was saying about conflict between the parents. Some woman will allow their feelings to get in the way of the other parents relationship with the child. Not that this is the case with Kim & Al. Maybe Al is a deadbeat. There are some sorry men out here but let’s not always assume it’s the dad’s fault. Sometimes parents shield their children from the reason why a parent wasn’t around or why they weren’t around, so that they don’t bad mouth the other parent.

    Only they know what really happened but there are some good men out there that get the bad end of the deal.

  36. i agree with the poster that said how could anyone find fault with a young man earnestly expressing his feelings about his father or lack there of. Some of these comments have to stem from personal guilt. Even if Kim(who never in the media have i seen her portrayed in this manner) did attempt to keep her son away from his father there are legal means that would have allowed him to have a relationship with his son. In my eyes there is NO excuse for not being a driving force in your child’s life. So many people will fight for things that are trivial, pride, money, respect, but don’t realize that your children should be at the top of the list when it comes to fights you would gladly take on. Regardless of your feelings about Diddy he has been a blessing in this young man’s life.

  37. wow … I didn’t know tht Quincy changed like this
    I’ve known Quincy ever since I was 12 … but when
    I was 14 … I’ve havnt seen him in forever I didn’t know
    he changed so much since he left NYC … but I’ve always
    knew tht Quincy was a different … special … smart boy
    and grew up to be a great mature man . it’s so true
    people think that al was a better father … NOT EVEN … I was
    at quincy’s sweet sixteen and his dad wasn’t even there … that’s
    why I hate it when people hate on diddy cause he’s a good man … especially
    good father …. yeaa he’s made some bad choices … but we all make mistakes
    but al was never there for him … he came in the picture when Quincy was already
    older … but this letter is just so powerful and strong almost made me cry made me
    realize that step-fathers … aren’t the types you see on tv that rape & abuse
    just shows how much I need to appriciate my step-dad . my dad never lived with
    me and when he did see my mom he would abuse her and my grandmother
    who died yesturday … when I was 4 this man came along
    who took me like his own gives me everything I need … he was
    there at every dance competition and brings me to all my modeling & acting
    auditions … Quincy just showed me how much I need to appriciate
    the one who brought me to this world … but more importantly the one
    who made me the person I am today … even though my dad is never there
    I will still love him but wonder why he never loved me since I haven’t
    seen him since I was 3 … thank you Quincy for that letter and yes you
    are not alone :)

  38. Well good for him, some people are upset at Quincy for for putting Al B on blast, I think that needed to happen, just like Diddy needs to be put on blast for emotionally neglecting little Chance.

    I think it the best thing in the world for a man to provide for another human being they are not biologically connected to, it shows unselfishness.

  39. Sara,

    He may not be a prize. But apparently he is a good dad and provider.
    My son was born out of wedlock and didn’t have a relationship with his biological dad. My husband raised him and they are very close, but he feels as Quincy does.

    As parents we weave tangled webs for our kids, due to our negligence.
    My son is 22yrs old now and doing great(Senior in college, yea). But, he was denied a relationship with his biological father due to choices that I made. I commend this young man for sharing his feeling in such a respectful way. He could of kept kept his feeling private,but chose not to. In this he had a choice and he exercised his right to speak!! Bravo~

  40. Al B Sure should have been sure about fatherhood, but he chose instead, inspite of some success in life, to be a failure. He failed Quincy. Diddy should be be commended for stepping up and being a father to Quincy. He has always acknowledged him as his son. Quincy is just hurting because his “biological didn’t bother” that is normal and I’m glad he called out Al because the pictures of Quincy with Al lead you to believe that he was a really active dad, the truth is he was S-O-R-R-Y….there are no excuses for not not being there for your kids. I couldn’t imagine not having my father in my life….simply couldn’t imagine it. My dad is the best!

  41. I must say that it probably took a lot of courage for this young man to jot down his emotions and feelings on paper. He seems to be a very articulate young man, with a positive mind set. He has managed to show each of us that have manged to read his letter that bad parenting doesn’t exist only in the lives of the middle and lower class, but also in the lives of the rich and famous. Celebrities are human just like the rest of us, they have emotions and opinions about politics, family and life just as we do and Quincy is just another human expressing himself freely!

  42. Not trying to make up excuses for ALB but some men are just not mature enough to be a parent and as mothers we know who we trust with our kids and who we dont. We dont know what Al B Sure Sr was into at the time Kim got pregnant (i.e. drugs, women etc.) and maybe she felt that Al B Jr. was better off without his father in his life and Diddy stepped up to the plate, so he become that father figure. It’s all good because ALB Jr. is a better person because of Diddy.

  43. To Wow: I never said because he was in the photo he was active in his life. I said that Al was “in his life”. Meaning, he knows his dad and is aware of him just as much as Al is aware he has a son. Again, I’ve seen numerous photos of Al and Quincy so I just think it’s suspect to me, as if Quincy has NEVER met the man and that’s my opinion.

  44. DANG AL….IF YOU ARE HUMAN THATS GOTTA HURT! WORD TO ALL THE ABSENTEE FATHERS…YOU CAN’T MAKE UP FOR THE YESTERDAYS MAN BUT HOPEFULLY YOU CAN MAKE THE TODAYS AND THE TOMORROWS! DON’T BE LYING ON YOUR DEATHBEAD AWISHIN!

  45. So in his song he says he was left and so was his older brother. Then he says I don’t need a father, I have Barack Obama. ANd, he mentions singing his father sometime.

  46. I think Quincy put his business out there because so many people wonder why he acknowledges Diddy as his father instead of Al B Sure. But regardless of the reason, it’s his feelings and his business and he has every right to share them with whomever he wants to and how ever he wants. People do it all the time. They write books about their experiences or do interviews. It seems that Al B has cared too much about Quincy’s feelings or there wouldn’t be a letter.

    According to Sarah, her and Diddy have been friends for many years, as long as he has known Kim. She said in an interview a while back that her and Diddy are still friends. He seems like a present father to his other children and as we’ve read above, to Quincy who isn’t biologically his. So I can only assume that, because he and Sarah have maintained an amicable relationship and knowing the type of father he is to his other kids, there will be no reason he won’t be the same father to Chance.

  47. I’m just trying to figure out just how out of the picture was Al B Sure..? I have seen numerous photos of Quincy and Al B together along with his other brother…makes it all suspect to me. Not trying to take away anything from Diddy, we all know that Diddy claims him as his own, but I have a hard time believing that Al B was as absent as Quincy is making it out to be. Keep in mind, he’s in a pic right here with his dad and the pic doesn’t look old. So if he wasn’t in his life, he is now and has been. I know I seen pictures of him and his dad!

  48. I can’t believe that readers even came into THIS heartfelt post and found something negative to say. Pessimism and misery at its finest. Anyway, good for Diddy for giving that boy some type of father figure. I don’t care how Kim met Diddy, it’s still Al’s responsibility to ensure that he stays in his child’s life. I hope when Quincy becomes a daddy, he never abandons his seed for egoism. He seems like an intelligent young man. And I also hope that Diddy is a real father to Chance. I’m not going to assume he isn’t in Chance’s life just because we haven’t seen them together. I just really hope that he is. God bless them all; especially the children, and bestow some type of urgency upon Al to wanna repair what’s been broken with he and his son. I wonder how his relationship is with his other son.

  49. I think it’s Quincys right and choice to put his father on blast if he chooses to. Just like it’s his fathers choice/right to have or not have a relationship with his son.

    As much as Diddy IRKS the hell out of me. The love for his children is just ridiculous and undeniable and I applaud him for it.

  50. It’s good that Diddy has stepped up to the plate in raising Quincy as his own. Alot of men refuse to raise another man’s child. Al B sure on the other hand, should be ashamed of himself.

  51. Did he really have to put it public like that? A letter to his father, should have been given to his father, no? Perhaps he should rename it “Putting My Father On Blast” ’cause that’s what I got out of it. If Al B Sure didn’t ALREADY know this boy felt this way, then he’s been under a rock because the pictures of this boy and Diddy as a happy father and son have been swarming the net for years now.

  52. sha, why u so mean?
    it don’t matter how fortunate u are if one of ur biological parent shows u no interest like u a reject it gonna affect u 4 sure, i’m glad to see hes so mature, diddy did a good thing.

  53. From the outside looking in, it probably wasn’t as easy to be apart of his son’s life. Mom’s dating a top celeb, probably moving around to different locations where they’re pretty much untouchable. Plus, I believe I read somewhere Kim met Diddy while attending an event with Al. So there’s probably some bad blood there & a male ego/pride hurting. Once she seen $$$$$$ I’m sure she didn’t look back at Al. I hope she wasn’t one of those moms that stood in the way of their (father/son) relationship. Plus, Al kinda faded out of the industry & don’t appear to be doing so well. Diddy is paid & Kim probably could care less about Al money or him being around. Unfortunately, the child is affected by what the parents go through. That’s just a thought because only they really know.

  54. Sha all the money in the world cannot make up for the absence of a parent. Even if someone comes along and fills that role, there is still hurt there. Not knowing if one of the people responsible for giving you life cares about you is painful. We all have our struggles and this was his.

    I wonder if AL B was absent from all of his children’s life, or just Quincy’s???

  55. So now people in the comments section can stop complaining about why he’s calling Sean his dad. Now you know directly from the source.

  56. wow, you can still feel the pain in his letter.

    Sha, just goes to show you that money solves nothing! Fathers still can’t seem to realize that their children need them in their lives. I hope this letter inspires other fathers to step up to the plate, because no matter who your child has in his/her life, they always need thier mom and their dad.

  57. This letter is powerful and it shows how intelligent Quincy is. Now the next question will Diddy’s daughter Chance be writting this same letter in 16 years?

  58. Wow.. I had no idea that Al B Sure was an absent father.. that’s so disappointing.. I’ve always been a big fan of his.. but this makes me look at him differently… I know I don’t know the whole story, but still… not cool! at least he had Diddy
    Quincy seems so mature in this letter.. .

  59. He articulated his words very well. Whatever the case is it’s good that he had a father figure even if it wasn’t from his biological father.

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