P Diddy isn’t necessarily known for his political commentary, but that hasn’t stopped him offering up his thoughts on Barack Obama’s seven years as president.
Appearing on Reverend Al Sharpton’s MSNBC talk show, the mogul shared what he believes Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton need to do for the next generation.
But he also took time to look back, and said: “My number-one thing, though, to be honest, is black people. I feel like we put President Obama in the White House and, when I look back, I just wanted more done for my people.”
Diddy, whose real name is Sean Combs, also had some pretty strong thoughts on the presidency of Obama. He said: “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 short-changed.
“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.”
The Bad Boy founder has just opened a publicly funded independent school in his home neighbourhood of Harlem, but he doesn’t feel either of the presidential candidates have persuaded him that voting for them would be a positive move for the black community.
He added: “The heat has to be turned up so much that as a community we got to hold our vote. Don’t pacify yourself, really revolutionise 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.”