(AllHipHop News) Sean "Diddy" Combs vowed to prioritize his family over everything else after the unexpected death of his model ex Kim Porter.
The 47-year-old, who was the mother to three of the rap mogul's six kids, passed away in November after suffering complications related to pneumonia.
Diddy, aka Puff Daddy, has been mourning her loss ever since, but he admits the tragedy forced him to step up as a father and made him realize the need to be more present for his children.
"Before this, I was a part-time father, you know?" he told Essence magazine. "My family was always first, but there are countless times when I chose work over everything else.
"But every day I can hear her (Porter) telling me to go and spend some time with the kids and make sure everybody's all right, like she would do. I'm just a lot more present, and, most important, now my kids come before anything else in my life."
The interview appears in the 49th-anniversary issue of Essence, which also features a cover shoot with Diddy and all of his offspring.