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Diddy has never been one to hold his tongue on hot button issues. Though politics typically hasn’t been his lane, the music-mogul turned charter school founder kept it 100 with his assessment of Obama’s eight years in office.

“My number one thing, though, to be honest, is black people,” the Bad Boy founder told Al Sharpton during a segment on MSNBC’s “Politics Nation”. “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. There’s a lot going on, 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 goes on to further explain just how valuable the Black vote is during this election, urging that Hillary Clinton should start engaging more with the community.

“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,”

“The heat has to be turned up so much that as a community we got to hold our vote,” he added. “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.”

See the full interview below:


SOURCE: MSNBC | IMAGE CREDIT: Getty

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