AceShowbiz - Life keeps going for those who were left behind by Kim Porter, so P. Diddy has to step up and take responsibility for their children. On Monday, December 3, the rapper/record producer/entrepreneur took to Instagram to mark the beginning of his new journey as a mother and father.
In a series of videos which he posted on Instagram Stories, the 49-year-old star said, "Today, the journey begins." He took his kids to school on their first day back since their mother's death. "Thank you for all of your prayers and support. I'm now part of the six a.m. crew. This is mommy slash daddy, daddy slash mommy checking in," he added, as his twins were seen in the backseat.
Diddy seems to embrace his dual role as he told his followers, "This daddy mommy thing is beautiful. I love it. You just have to get up early in the morning, like real early, like early." He also explained his new moniker, "You all hearing me say daddy slash mommy, all my single mothers they know what that is, even single fathers. Gotta step up and play both roles, the mothers do it all the time. Shoutout."
The "Coming Home" hitmaker additionally gave a shout out to his late ex-girlfriend on each Insta Story. "New day. New life new RESPONSIBILITIES. KIM I GOT THIS. Just like you taught me!" he wrote, adding a heart emoji. "I was trained by the best. #kimporter."
Diddy later went on a hike, after which he bumped into a TMZ photographer who asked him how he handles things after Kim's death. "Day by day, second by second," he said. "I just take it day by day, keep my faith in God and take care of my kids."
The Grammy-winning artist then admitted that his phone battery died and he forgot where he parked his car, so the photog offered him a ride. Diddy couldn't be more grateful for the help, calling the photographer "a good Samaritan."
Kim Porter died at her Los Angeles home on November 15 after battling a short illness. During her funeral ceremony on November 24, Diddy said in his moving eulogy that he would always be there for their children.
"I just want to say to my kids, Justin, Christian, D'Lila, Jessie, Chance and the other man in the house, Quincy: Your mother instilled in me this, and I pledge in front of everybody right now that I will always be there for you," he pledged. "I will always take care of you."