Diddy says President Obama ‘shortchanged’ black people
Diddy’s thing is…”black people.”
And when it comes to African-Americans, the hip-hop mogul says President Obama has come up short.
“When I look back, I just wanted more done for my people because that’s the name of the game,” Diddy told Rev. Al Sharpton on MSNBC Sunday.
Diddy says black people put President Obama in the White House and, essentially, deserved better:
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 joined Sharpton’s PoliticsNation show to discuss the launch of his new charter school in Harlem, among other topics. The rapper, born Sean Combs, also said he would like to see Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton talk “directly” to black communities.