During a late April interview with Naomi Campbell, rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs warned former Vice President Joe Biden that in order to secure the African American vote in the general election, he would have to work for it and prove that he is going to do something to help the black community.
"The black vote is not going to be for free. We're gonna have to see some promises. We're going to have to understand what kinda deal we're getting – what are we getting in return for our vote?" the rapper asked. "Because nothing has changed in America for black America."
"In order for us to vote for Biden, we can’t be taken for granted like we always are because we’re supposed to be Democrats or because people are afraid of Trump," Diddy explained. "It's whoever is going to take care of our community. Our vote is not for free. Whoever wants to make a deal. It's business at this point. You know, we can't trust politicians."
According to the rapper, Biden needs to make clear what he wants to do to help black America, just like President Trump made it clear he wanted to build the border wall along the United States-Mexican border.
Biden clearly didn't take the warning to heart when he made a fool out of himself on Friday, saying those who vote for President Trump "ain't black."
Combs took to Twitter to remind the former veep that he ignored the warning.
African Americans know they have a choice to make, and they will no longer be treated like political pawns.
To Whom It May Concern: It’s called, Black Leverage. #BlackVoteAintFree— Diddy (@Diddy) May 22, 2020
Take note, Joe.