Seans “Diddy” Combs has officially endorsed Democratic nominee Joe Biden for the next president of the United States. The music mogul also announced that he had “launched” Our Black Party, a political action committee that was formed in June with an agenda that’s specifically focused on tackling the Black community’s needs.
On Thursday, Oct. 15, the 50-year-old sat for a conversation with Charlamagne Tha God on Combs’ own REVOLT TV YouTube channel to discuss politics, next month’s presidential election, and what’s a stake for Black Americans.
“From a national, state, and local perspective, there’s currently a lot of energy in terms of people wanting to do something, and Our Black Party is one vehicle that can be used to corral collective energy to cultivate change,” former vice-mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia, Dr. Wes Bellamy, who co-founded Our Black Party with Hyattsville, Maryland, Mayor Candace Hollingsworth, said to REVOLT TV in a July interview about the new PAC.
According to OBP’s website, some of its initial goals include decriminalizing poverty, defunding the police, addressing racism in health care, providing guaranteed income for all, growing Black businesses, and providing high-quality and affordable education, and much more.
Combs also brought up his “Vote or Die” initiative he created in 2004 and how his current political views are a continuation of those efforts. He claimed his lifelong mission is to do everything in his power to always ensure that Black people have the proper resources to combat and “break down systematic oppression, defend themselves by any means necessary.”
Combs under on President Donald Trump. “White men like Trump need to be banished,” he said. “That way of thinking is real dangerous. This man literally threatened the lives of us and our families about going to vote.”
The Grammy winner went on to highlight Trump’s controversial comments made to the neo-fascist organization The Proud Boys. During the first 2020 presidential debate against Biden, when asked to denounce white supremacists, Trump instead told The Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by.”
“We’re in a war,” Diddy explained. He continued, “We’re not taking this like it’s a war. We’re taking it like it’s a presidential election. We’re in a war of love versus hate. The number one priority is to get Trump out of office. The tribe of people that have the responsibility and really should be scared to death of this man is white people.”
Check out the full Diddy interview with Charlamagne below.