Last weekend Sean “Diddy” Combs threw his oldest son Justin a lavish Sweet 16 birthday party in New York City. Now Justin’s mom Misa Hylton-Brim has spoken out on a New York radio station to defend the amount Diddy spent on her son, why she went to court to get more child support for Justin, and her relationship with Diddy.
Speaking to 95.5’s Cherry Martinez on Monday, Hylton-Brim noting that it requires a lot of dough to raise a child right. “People say ‘oh it doesn’t take that much’– you don’t know how much tuition is. You don’t know what the lifestyle is every day. Our children (Thank God!!!) are able to have different extracurricular activities, they have tutors, they have programs that they are in,” she explained. “They have to have security which is very expensive on a weekly basis. There are a lot of things that people don’t take in consideration that this money goes to. We don’t sit and get a check and throw it up in the air and say ‘yeah, what am I going to do with this today.'”
Hylton-Brim battled with Diddy for eight years to raise the child support for her son from $5,000 to $35,000 a month in a case that was settled in 2008. Diddy’s son with Kim Porter, Christian, was reportedly receiving $30,000 a month. “What wasn’t going to happen to me before I went to court, is because I’m not with you or sleeping with you, Kim’s son is not going to get more than my son because of that,” Hylton-Brim said, adding, “So you are not going to put me at a disadvantage because we are really broken up and I’ve moved on.”
Hylton-Brim says that she gets along with Porter, who also has twins D’Lilah Star and Jessie James by Diddy, and with Sarah Chapman, mother of Diddy’s youngest daughter, Chance. But she says Kim and Sarah don’t see eye to eye and Kim doesn’t recognize Chance as Diddy’s child. “Puffy was cheating on me with both of them. This is over 15-16 years ago so we’ve all been around a long time. They are like my sister-wives. I try to keep everything good and we want Kim to accept Chance but she’s not ready yet … but I accepted Christian,” she said.
Misa also intimated that though she has moved on from the relationship, Diddy still tries to get at her from time to time and is still bitter over their split.