Sean Combs, aka Puff Daddy, has criticised President Obama for allegedly not doing enough to help African-Americans.
Combs recently returned to music and his original moniker to release his ‘MMM’ mixtape earlier this week (November 4).
Now, speaking to New York radio station Hot 97, Combs turned his attention to politics, saying: “We got Obama into office, the give back, the deal, where are the things in our community that have gotten drastically better?”
The rapper/producer, who has been involved in Vote Or Die campaigns in the past, continued: “Let’s stop overcomplicating it. The hugest group of people that get you into office, you have to change their lives for the better. Pick a side, because they got you into office. And if that side just happens to be black people, and you’re black, you still have to do what’s fair.”
Combs acknowledged that “being the president is a hard job” but called on Obama to deliver “directed aid. Unapologetically sending direct aid to black communities. Let’s not try to hide it. Unapologetically spend billions of dollars to uplift black communities… We just need some education, some jobs… and we want to know that it was for us”.
“I’m not going after Obama. I’m just saying that time is ticking and we need some repayment on the deal. The black community got President Obama into office, and there should be some nice parting gifts to give our youth, our future, a better chance.”
Puff Daddy’s recent ‘MMM’ mixtape features Wiz Khalifa, Lil Kim, Pusha T, Travis Scott, Future, Big Sean and more.
‘MMM’ stands for ‘Money Making Mitch’, and had been on the cards for at least 18 months, alongside another album entitled ‘No Way Out 2’.