Diddy On Obama: Calls Out President, Asks To 'Do Better' For Black People

Diddy Calls Out President Obama On Race

Covering the February/March issue of The Source magazine, hip hop mogul Diddy had some tough words of criticism for President Obama.

Talking about the intersection of race and politics, Diddy said that while he's a fan of Obama, he's disappointed with what the President has done for the black community thus far.

"I love the president like most of us. I just want the president to do better. There's a difference between us voting for somebody and us believing in somebody. He's the person that we believed in so I pray night and day that he understands how God ordained his presidency. I feel there was a promise made to God to look after people that was less fortunate, and [many] of those people are African-American..."

The rapper continued, saying that the President should choose doing the right thing, even if it isn't easy politically.

"It's something he might not get reelected for, but we elected him," Diddy said. "He owes us. I'd rather have a black president that was man enough to say that he was doing something for black people have one term than a president who played the politics game have two terms."

This is a bit of an about face for the rapper, who vocally supported then-candidate Obama in 2008. Diddy, who campaigned for Obama, was reduced to tears the night the President was elected, saying, "I was straight up crying. I was with my kids. It was a beautiful thing. I just thank God my prayers were answered."

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