The political landscape in the United States is becoming very volatile as the voting for the next presidency is close. People are taking sides and things are becoming divided between republicans and democrats unlike ever before. Celebrities are voicing their choices and in the world of hip hop, we are seeing fans jumping on ship or trying to cancel their favorite artists.
Ice Cube is facing backlash for his choice in helping to craft a deal with President Trump and Diddy is encountering backlash as well for his words and creation of “Our Black Party”. He has also stated that the USA is in race war.
The NUMBER ONE priority is to get Trump out of office. HE HAS TO GO. We can’t allow this man to continue to try and DIVIDE US. The people that have the most responsibility and should be SCARED TO DEATH of this man are white people. WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF A RACE WAR.
The NUMBER ONE priority is to get Trump out of office. HE HAS TO GO. We can't allow this man to continue to try and DIVIDE US. The people that have the most responsibility and should be SCARED TO DEATH of this man are white people. WE ARE ON THE VERGE OF A RACE WAR.
— Diddy (@Diddy) October 16, 2020
Check out the full interview by Diddy with Charlamagne here.
Diddy took his words from the interview and posted links to his new party on social media.
The mission is to create a platform to help advance a political agenda that addresses the needs of Black people. So, going forward we aren't in the same position we are in today. Visit https://t.co/SYOSCLTVqm for more info.
— Diddy (@Diddy) October 16, 2020
Check out the reactions below to Diddy’s huge announcement and declaration.
Obama and Democrats are the architect of the problems we have in Africa today just take a good look at Libya and Nigeria today! They supported and sponsored the Election of Buhari and set Nigeria back 36 years! Libya can't seem to find herself after the war,
— THE KING IN THE SOUTH (@OnyxIfeanyi) October 16, 2020
Ikr he wasn't calling him dangerous a couple years ago. We need to stop listening to celebrities pic.twitter.com/reXSWc1NKt
— MissyO🌺💕💕 (@TheMissyO) October 16, 2020
He can’t change his mind? This guy (Donald Trump) is literally starting a Civil War. If you were cool with someone then they threatened you and your family, would you change how you feel about them?
— Dee Williams (@no1networker) October 16, 2020
We respect your voice but stop feeling entitled to the black vote. What has Biden done for black people for 47 years? And what has Trump done that you accuse him of "trying and divide us"?Those are the issues you don't explain. Biden needs to earn the black vote. Simple!
— Godobori (@dereckmpofu) October 16, 2020
Congratulations @Diddy I just made you trend. pic.twitter.com/CvodGPvFKy
— 🇺🇸 Antoine Tucker for Congress NY-14 (@montaga) October 16, 2020
With all of that said, the best candidate the democrats could come up with is a 77 year old white man, career politician, with a horrible history on black issues.
And their best campaign slogan is… "Well, he ain't Trump"
— 2Thess 3:10 (@2thess1) October 16, 2020
If we playing that game then — explain this with the same logic pic.twitter.com/ICXlLLrflY
— Higer Woods (@EzBreezyBonito) October 16, 2020
When we were boycotting the Super Bowl in solidarity with Colin Kaepernick this was you pic.twitter.com/ERHwvWQJko
— SCOTUS 2020 ⚖️ (@dcjanfan) October 16, 2020
Where's the lie though?
Several black male rappers are actively trying to sabotage the 1st black woman VP on the eve of an election against a white supremacist. So it's no surprise that people can point to instances in the past where they were not in solidarity with us.
— You can't steal my joy (@carolinapanthag) October 16, 2020
If Diddy and Cube of Ice wanted to really help Black people, they would have put their money into Black orgs and Black activists that already exist and have been fighting. But whatever
— clit-cat bar (@JoellasWorld) October 16, 2020
Vloggers have also come out to speak on the politics going on in the hip hop universe.