Give Sean "Diddy" Combs' Daughters an Award For Praising Dad at the MTV VMAs

Sean "Diddy" Combs' daughters—Chance, Jessie and D'Lila—called their dad their "biggest inspiration" while speaking to E! News at the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12.

By Alyssa Morin Sep 13, 2023 12:29 AMTags
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Sean "Diddy" Combs' daughters are singing his praises.

While attending the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards on Sept. 12, the legendary rapper's kidsChance Combs, 17, and 16-year-old twins Jessie and D'Lila Combs—gushed over their dad's incredible career, including his latest achievement of The Global Icon Award. After all, it's an honor he'll receive during tonight's ceremony. (See the winners list here and every star arrival here.)

"We're proud of everything he's accomplished over all of these years," Chance told E! News on the red carpet at New Jersey's Prudential Center (For more, watch E! News tonight at 11 p.m. ET), "and for him to be honored as an icon this year is really amazing."

She continued, "We love you so much, you're our biggest inspiration."

The twins also echoed similar sentiments about the multi-hyphenate. "We're very proud of our dad," they shared, before teasing, "We can't wait for you to perform tonight."

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In fact, tonight's awards show marks Diddy's first performance in almost two decades.

He last took the stage at the MTV VMAs in 2005 with a set that featured Snoop Dogg and a throwback video of the late Notorious B.I.G. That same year, Diddy was also the host of the star-studded event.

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In addition to hitting the stage for the first time in years, he'll also take home the Global Icon Award, an honor that's only been given to the Foo Fighters (in 2021) and Red Hot Chili Peppers (in 2022).

"It's surreal," the 53-year-old shared in a Sept. 11 Instagram post about the award. "I'm like, what the f--k. It's a blessing because you work hard for a reason. And maybe one day your life work will be able to be honored."

He added, "It's a dream come true."

As if that weren't exciting enough, Diddy is also nominated in four categories, including Best Collaboration for both "Gotta Move On" (featuring Bryson Tiller, Ashanti and Yung Miami) and Metro Boomin's "Creepin' (Remix)." 

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But before Diddy celebrates an unforgettable night at the MTV VMAs, take a look back at his family tree.

Quincy Brown

Diddy adopted Quincy—whose parents are Al B. Sure! and the late Kim Porter—in the late '90s while dating Kim.

Today, the 32-year-old has followed in his dad's footsteps, dropping songs like "Friends First" with French Montana and, more recently, tracks "On Your Time" and "Day & Night."

"I think I've been a sponge, and now I do so much," Quincy, who also acts, told People earlier this year about watching Diddy work. "Just seeing how he's able to handle and juggle all these things, I took that from him as my most major takeaway."

Justin Dior Combs

If Diddy and Misa Hylton's son looks familiar that's because you remember him from the 2010 episode of My Super Sweet 16. (Yes, Nicki Minaj did attend his celebration.)

Since graduating from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he played for the school's football team, the 29-year-old has acted in Power Book II: Ghost and hosted the series Respectfully Justin.

Christian Combs

At 25, Diddy and Kim's son has made it clear he's an artist in his own right. Not only is the rapper, known as King Combs, signed to dad's label Bad Boy Entertainment but he's also dropped the EP Cyncerely, C3 plus songs like "Can't Stop Won't Stop" featuring Kodak Bear, "Love You Better" featuring Chris Brown and "Flyest in The City" featuring A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, Fabolous and Jeremih.

"I had to work for it," Christian said on an October 2022 episode of The Breakfast Club. "It wasn't easy to just come out and everybody just receive my music or think that. I have the worth ethic that it takes."

Chance Combs

Chance—her mom is Sarah Chapman—came into the world in July 2006 while Diddy was also expecting twins with Kim.

Today, the 17-year-old has her eyes set on Hollywood.

"Zendaya is one of my biggest inspirations," she told Laverne Cox on the red carpet at the 2022 Oscars, "and someone that I really want to work with in the future."

Jessie & D’Lila Combs

Five months after Chance's birth, Diddy welcomed now 16-year-old twins Jessie and D'Lila Combs. And the trio may as well be triplets. Together, they've attended the Billboard Music Awards and Daily Front Row's Los Angeles Awards together. They even walked in Dolce & Gabbana's fashion show in Italy back in 2021.

Love Sean Combs

Diddy announced in December 2022 that he and Dana Tran welcomed a baby girl named Love Sean Combs. And she's ready to be a star. At 10 months, she already has her own Instagram account—run by her parents, of course—where her mom and dad post adorable photos of the little one as well as videos of all her major milestones.

Catch up on every jaw-dropping 2023 Video Music Awards moment and red carpet look at E! News' VMAs blog.