P. Diddy is a "proud" father after his 17-year-old son signed to UCLA on a full football scholarship.

The rapper was thrilled when Justin Combs - his son with high school sweetheart Misa Hylton-Brim - was asked to join the prestigious university's sports team and revealed it is "everything a father could want for his son".

He told the Los Angeles Times: "This is one of the proudest moments of my life. This is everything a father could want for his son, for him to excel at what he loves to do."

Justin revealed he can't wait to attend the school from next April, telling Scout.com: "It was love at first sight. I'm committed to UCLA - I was silently committed to UCLA for awhile, but now was the time."

P. Diddy caused controversy last year when he bought Justin a $300,000 Maybach car after he achieved good grades at school.

He said: "Justin has turned himself around with his grades so I wanted to treat him. It's a collector's car so maybe he will use it for special occasions like on a first date, but like all my kids, he prefers the simpler things than the expensive things. Simple tastes."