Diddy: ‘I felt like my vote was the vote that put Obama into office’

Rap mogul reveals feeling of empowerment at the ballot box

P Diddy has placed his vote in today’s US Presidential election, and says that he felt like his support for Barack Obama was the vote that would get the Democrat into office.

Diddy revealed that his vote resulted in an intense feeling of empowerment and joy.

He told the Associated Press: “I felt like my vote was the vote that put him into office. It was down to one vote and that was going to be my vote. And that may not be true, but that’s how much power it felt like I had.”

The mogul, whose real name is Sean Combs, placed his vote at a midtown Manhattan school, queuing up to have his say like so many others in this historic election.

He joined Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige in Philadelphia yesterday, to encourage people to vote, and today compared the feeling of voting for an African-American President to the civil rights movement and Martin Luther King.

“I’m not trying to be dramatic, but I just felt like, Martin Luther King, and I felt the whole civil rights movement, I felt all that energy, and I felt my kids,” he said. “It was all there at one time. It was a joyous moment.”

–By our New York staff.

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