Rapper Sean Combs: Blacks Got "Shortchanged" Under Obama; Hold Your Vote, "Make Them Come For Our Vote"


Rapper and businessman Sean "P. Diddy" Combs said blacks got "shortchanged" under Barack Obama's presidency in an interview with Al Sharpton on Sunday. Combs told the black community to hold on to their vote. He said, "make them come for our vote."

"My number one thing, to be honest, is black people," Combs said to Sharpton on MSNBC. "I feel like we put President Obama in the White House and when I look back I just wanted more done for my people because that is the name of the game, it's politics. Put somebody in office. You get in return things that you care about for your communities."

"I think we got a little shortchanged," Combs said, adding "and that's not knocking the president." There is a lot going on. He's done an excellent job, 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."

Combs said he hoped Hillary Clinton "starts to directly talk to the black community" and advised the black community, "don't pacify yourself, really revolutionize the game. Make them come for our vote."

"Hillary Clinton, you know, I hope she starts to directly talk to the black community," Combs told Sharpton. "It really makes me feel almost hurt that our issues are not addressed and we're such a big part of the voting bloc."

Combs said black voters should "hold their vote" because he doesn't believe in any candidate.

"I honestly thing that the heat has to be turned up so much that as a community we got to hold our vote. Don't pacify yourself, 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 in any of them."

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