Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs warns Biden ‘black vote is not for free’ and tells former VP ‘we can’t be taken for granted’ – The Sun

SEAN "Diddy" Combs isn't a fan of President Donald Trump, but that doesn't mean Joe Biden will automatically get his vote – or those of other black voters.

In an appearance last week on Naomi Campbell's web series No Filter With Naomi, he said the former vice president hadn't yet earned his vote or the vote of the black community.


"The black vote is not going to be for free," he told the supermodel.

"Nothing has changed for black America. In order for us to vote for Biden, we can't be taken for granted like we always are because we're supposed to be Democrats or because people are afraid of Trump."

Biden became the presumptive Democratic nominee in early April after Sen Bernie Sanders dropped out of the presidential race.

The former vice president was recently endorsed by Hillary Clinton.

The Bad Boy CEO went on to emphasize the importance of Biden advocating for the black and brown community in order to earn its vote.

"So we wanna know, very clearly, just like Trump made it clear that he wanted to build a wall, Biden needs to make it clear that he's gonna change the lives and quality of life of black and brown people," Diddy said.

He added: "Or else he can't get the vote. And I will hold the vote hostage if I have to."


Diddy faced backlash for his comments from several people on social media, including actor Jamie Foxx.

Foxx pushed back on Diddy's comments and said that voting for values rather than the person is more important.

The actor had one message for Diddy: vote Democrat.

"There is no way that anyone can live up to what we think should be a candidate because we want perfection," he said.

But others defended his comments, including radio host Charlamagne Tha God, who said: "There is absolutely nothing irresponsible about demanding something for your vote."


Diddy has long been politically active – in 2004 he launched Citizen Change, an initiative aimed at getting young and minorities to cast their ballots during the election.

The group's slogan "Vote or Die!" was then spun into a campaign, which he revived during the 2008 and 2012 elections when Barack Obama ran for president and re-election.

He told the Associated Press in 2016 he was willing to resurrect his campaign and spoke about the importance of recognizing black and brown voters.

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