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Diddy Launches Black Political Party: ‘We Own Our Politics’

by Matthew Wilson
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Rapper Diddy, birth name Sean Combs, announced he was starting his own political party, Our Black Party, on Oct. 16. The political party would be for black voters and to protect their interests. He said his number one priority was getting Donald Trump out of office.

“HE HAS TO GO. We can’t allow this man to continue to try and DIVIDE US,” the rapper wrote on Twitter. “The people that have the most responsibility and should be SCARED TO DEATH of this man are white people. WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF A RACE WAR.”

The rapper said he didn’t want to hold the black vote “hostage.” But he said he wanted to make sure black voters “own our politics.”

“Things have got too serious. It would be irresponsible of me to have us hold our vote hostage,” Diddy said. “But it would also be irresponsible of me to let this moment go by and not make sure going forward we are doing what it takes to own our politics.”

Diddy Discussed The Creation of the Political Party

The rapper continued discussing the need to hold Joe Biden accountable as a presidential candidate. In May, Biden infamously said, “If you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black.” The rapper continued, discussing the launch of the new political party.

“As Black people, we aren’t even a topic of real discussion. We can no longer stand for doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. That’s insanity! It’s time we unify,” the rapper said. “So, I’m launching one of the boldest things I’ve ever launched. I’m launching a Black political party with some young Black elected officials and activists. It’s called Our Black Party it doesn’t matter if you are Republican or Democrat…”

In an interview with Revolt TV, Diddy further discussed his political views. He said, “white men like Trump need to be banished.” He also said the president threatened the lives of black voters and their families and discouraged them from voting. He said black voters were in a war of “love versus hate.”

In related news, rapper Ice Cube partnered with the Trump Administration for the Platinum Plan. The proposed plan would bring 3 million jobs and $500 billion to black communities over the next four years. Ice Cube discussed issues of racism and social justice with both campaigns. But the Biden Campaign said they would address the issue after the election, according to the rapper.