Earlier this year Diddy proclaimed that the “Black vote will not be free” in the 2020 Presidential election.
In a recent conversation with Charlamagne Tha God, the mogul admit that it was irresponsible to encourage his supporters to hold their votes hostage.
“Couple of months ago, I told everybody, ‘Hold their vote hostage,’” Diddy said. “It would be irresponsible of me to have us hold our vote hostage but it would also be irresponsible of me to just let this moment go by. The world is watching—and [I’m doing] everything I can to make sure that going forth, that we’re a part of the narrative. That we own our politics.”
But he spun the block with solutions and shared his plans for a new political party that has a main agenda to uplift Black communities. “I’m launching one of the boldest movements that I’ve ever launched. It’s called Our Black Party. It’s time for us to have our own Black political party—unapologetically. Because right now, if you look at the debates, we’re not even a part of the conversation. We don’t have any political power, we don’t have any political leverage and so we started our Black party with some young, fearless Black activists, elected officials, and I’ve stepped up and put the money behind it.”