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Sean Combs Posts Message of Black Financial Empowerment, Meek Mill Says ‘Self-Hate’ Is the Obstacle

Even though Sean “Diddy” Combs has been dealing with losing the mother of his children Kim Porter since November, and he split from his longtime love Cassie just one month previously, he still finds time to give advice on various topics.

On Tuesday, Jan. 29, Diddy posted a message about increased Black ownership and said it’s painfully ironic that Black folks create so many trends in fashion, music and other areas but still remain consumers of those creations and not owners.

He relayed a similar message on social media in November 2018, and previously in April of that same year.

In his recent post, the 49-year-old also said it’s going to take a collective effort for a huge increase in Black ownership to take place, and he’s willing to be on the front lines.

“I’m gonna give it my all to do what has to be done to make a difference and that definitively starts with economic inclusion,” Diddy explained. “It starts with the money. We control what’s hot out here. We are fashion, we are music, we are sports, we are lifestyle, we are the story. We the sh–.”

“But we don’t own enough sh–,” he continued. “It’s going take supporting each other in any way possible. It ain’t even this hard. We the originals, baby. We had all this thing built, figured out but somewhere we got lost.”

Diddy’s call for more Black ownership comes at a time when other prominent hip-hop figures have relayed the same message, a contrast to yesteryear when a lot of the same rappers seemingly focused on individual gain.

But besides Puff, time and age have caused people like Jay-Z to call for more ownership  as well, as he did on his 2017 album “4:44.” And in December 2018 Meek Mill told rappers to be more financially responsible, which Nipsey re-posted.

Meek also responded to Diddy’s recent message and added another idea to it.

“Let’s start a club immediately,” he wrote. “You in or you out? @diddy it’s no structure too many emotions driven by the #selfhate mentality. Let’s start nowwww.”

Between Diddy’s original post and Meek’s re-post, the Bad Boy boss’ message of increased Black ownership has been viewed over a 150 million times in less than a day.

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