Diddy pressures Hillary Clinton to address issues plaguing the African American community.
Sean "Diddy" Combs said on Sunday that Hillary Clinton has to prove herself before she gets the African-American vote because "[blacks> got a little bit shortchanged” by President Obama.
“My number one thing, though, to be honest, is black people,” the rapper turned mogul told the Rev. Al Sharpton on his MSNBC show Sunday
. “I feel like we put President Obama in the White House. When I look back, I just wanted more done for my people because that’s the name of the game.
“This is politics. You put somebody in office you get in return the things that you care about for your communities. I think we got a little bit shortchanged. That’s not knocking the president. …He’s done an excellent job, you know, but I think it’s time to turn up the heat because the black vote is going to decide who is the next president of the United States.”
Diddy is no stranger to politics. In fact, during the 2000's, Diddy's "Vote or Die" campaign was everywhere in the Black community. His community organization, Citizen Change, is a political service group, founded by musician P. Diddy, and backed by Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey and 50 Cent. The community's organization stated mission was to get young people to vote. And it was reportedly successful, networking with Hollywood's biggest actors and the music industry's biggest singers.
But, after campaigning for Barack Obama over a decade ago, Diddy feels like the black community was "short changed" by President Obama and is worried that Hillary Clinton will not address black issues.
“Hillary Clinton, you know, I hope she starts to directly talk to the black community. … It really makes me feel, you know, almost hurt that our issues are not addressed and we’re such a big part of the voting bloc.”
Diddy added, “The heat has to be turned up so much that as a community we got to hold our vote,” Diddy said. “Don’t pacify yourself, really revolutionize the game. Make them come for our vote. It’s a whole different strategy but I think we need to hold our vote because I don’t believe any of them.”
“You can get the vote. It doesn’t have to be held that long. But you have to come get it. …You have to bring something with it.”
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