Like numerous other celebrities during the 2008 election rapper/music mogul P. Diddy came out in full support of Barack Obama and even toured the country with Jay-Z, Beyonce and other artists to promote the get out the vote campaign in order to encourage mainly young people to go to the voting polls.
The producer who is featured on the cover of The Source’s February/March issue did a lengthy interview with the urban mag where he revealed that he is very proud of the fact that Obama became the first African American president, but he also explained that some of the politicians’ actions and policies have really disappointed him. He stated:
“I love the president like most of us. I just want the president to do better. There’s a difference between us voting for somebody and us believing in somebody. He’s the person that we believed in so I pray night and day that he understands how God ordained his presidency. I feel there was a promise made to God to look after people that was less fortunate, and [many] of those people are African-American…”
Diddy who cried during Obama’s inauguration and joked about him wanting the president to adopt him went on to say:
“It’s something he might not get reelected for, but we elected him.He owes us. I’d rather have a black president that was man enough to say that he was doing something for black people have one term than a president who played the politics game have two terms.”