Diddy Says President Obama “Shortchanged” Black People + Clinton Hasn’t Earned His Vote Yet

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Diddy has always been vocal in every election, encouraging people to vote and make a difference. Remember his ‘Vote or Die‘ campaign in 2004? (It didn’t work very well, but still, it was appreciated.) He got behind President Obama in the 2008 election as well, but nearly a decade later, it appears that some things have changed.

While speaking to Al Sharpton on MSNBC’s Politics Nation over the weekend, the Bad Boy mogul expressed some disappointment in the POTUS, explaining that he thought more would have been done for the black community during Obama‘s 8 years in office.

“My number one thing, though, to be honest, is black people,” Diddy said. “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.” He continued:

“I think we got a little bit shortchanged. That’s not knocking the President. There’s a lot going on — a lot of balls for him to juggle — 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.”

As far as the upcoming election, Diddy was adamant about not voting for Trump, but added he needs Clinton to start speaking directly to the black community before she could earn his support.

Check out the full interview below.

Marisa Mendez

Marisa is a media personality, while also working on the digital side of things for some of hip-hop's biggest names. She has done work with French Montana, Swizz Beatz, Nicki Minaj, Pusha T and many more.

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