Diddy recalls waking up with ' 15 ROACHES on his face' as a kid... as he ...

Diddy recalls waking up with ' 15 ROACHES on his face' as a kid... as he ...
Diddy recalls waking up with ' 15 ROACHES on his face' as a kid... as he ...

He's been one of music's biggest names since the 90s.

But Diddy reflected on his more humble days while showing off the spoils of his success in a strange new social media video posted on Tuesday.

The rapper/music mogul, 51, told followers how living in a roach-infested house as a kid made him determined to make it big, all as he indulged in fresh mango and relaxed by his infinity pool.

Explaining his rags to riches story in the caption, the rapper formerly known as Puff Daddy wrote: 'One day when I was growing up, I woke up and there was 15 roaches on my face. 

The high life: Diddy remembered when he was waking up with roaches on his face as he showed off how far he's come since in a strange new social media video

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The high life: Diddy remembered when he was waking up with roaches on his face as he showed off how far he's come since in a strange new social media video

'At that moment I said hell no, I refuse to live like this. Work hard, believe in your crazy dreams… AND NEVER SETTLE! #LOVE.'

He continued the aspirational message in the video, which was set near his pool overlooking the ocean. 

'You could do it,' Diddy - who is reportedly worth $885million - said between juicy bites of fruit.

'You could be whoever you want. You could be eating mango too, with the ocean as your backdrop,' he went on.

Storytime: Explaining his rags to riches story in the caption, the rapper formerly known as Puff Daddy wrote: 'One day when I was growing up, I woke up and there was 15 roaches on my face'

Thriving: He looked good while sunning and enjoying fruit poolside

Storytime: Explaining his rags to riches story in the caption, the rapper formerly known as Puff Daddy wrote: 'One day when I was growing up, I woke up and there was 15 roaches on my face'

Live deliciously: 'You could do it,' Diddy said between juicy bites of fruit. 'You could be whoever you want. You could be eating mango too, with the ocean as your backdrop.'

Live deliciously: 'You could do it,' Diddy said between juicy bites of fruit. 'You could be whoever you want. You could be eating mango too, with the ocean as your backdrop.'

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Making a splash: Proving he was truly living his best life, Diddy then dived into his breathtaking pool

Driven: 'I ain't special,' the Bad Boys Records exec continued. 'I just want it. I want it bad, you feel me? I won't allow myself to not have mango. I hustle hard'

Making a splash: Proving he was truly living his best life, Diddy then dived into his breathtaking pool

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