Puff Daddy appeared on Hot 97 to discuss his new album "MMM," but it's the Bad Boy founder’s comments on President Barack Obama that are making waves today.
While Diddy says he’s been largely pleased with the Administration, he wishes Obama would not only aim more programs at largely Black neighborhoods, but to be more explicit about it.
“We need some repayment on the deal, playboy,” he says. “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. Unapologetically, live on TV: ‘This is what we’re doing, this is the right thing to do.’ We need some education, we need some jobs.”
In 2004, Diddy mounted the Vote Or Die movement, aimed at increasing voter turnout among younger demographics. He also played a large role in get-out-the-vote movements in 2008, when Obama defeated John McCain.
While it is hard for anyone to question Obama right now (the economy is light years ahead of what it was when Bush was in office) Puff may be one of the only people who's opinion holds weight.