(AllHipHop News) Rap Mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs closed out a busy weekend in Washington, DC with the Congressional Black Caucus.
Diddy took part in a conversation called "The Tremendous Contributions of Hip Hop to the U.S. Economy & Wealth Building" with Congresswoman Maxine Waters, during the CBC's Annual Legislative Conference.
"I learned to be successful in business because one morning I woke up and I had these roaches crawling on my face," Diddy revealed. "I was like I don't like this right now, this is not going to be my reality.
"I knew I was ready to put in the work at a very young age. I wanted to change, I wanted to be accountable and responsible for my future," Diddy continued. "I didn't want to have it nobody else's hands, I didn't want to ask for nothing. I knew that in order for me to make sure my kids didn't have the experience with the roaches, I had to go out and I had to make something happen."
Diddy, who has topped Forbes' "Hip-Hop Cash Kings" seven times already, offered some advice on how African-Americans can check their own political course in the United States.
"The only way we are going to change our course is by being fearless enough to become owners," Diddy explained. "To be able to handle that responsibility and take that risk."
Other panelists included Revolt/Combs Enterprises Executives Andre Harrell, vice chairman of Revolt TV & Media; Derek Ferguson, chief operating officer of Revolt TV & Media, Jeff Tweedy, president and CEO of Sean John and Dia Simms, president of Combs Enterprises.
Jeff Burroughs, the founder of Whtwrks, served as moderator.
Diddy was among a handful of powerful guests at the Congressional Black Caucus' annual ALS Conference, which drew notables like Anthony Anderson, White House Correspondent April Ryan, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, Tamika Mallory, Rep. Andre Carson, Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee and 10,000 other politicians, activists and thought leaders.
On Wednesday (September 20), Diddy, who is the richest entertainer in the world, hosted an intimate conversation with the New York Times' "TimesTalk."