Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy wants everyone to wake up and take notes. The hip-hop veteran has come forward to explain the importance of African Americans realizing how hard blacks are getting impacted by the coronavirus spread.
Puff Daddy went to his Instagram page this week to deliver a major PSA. The New York rap mogul said now is the time for blacks to come together to find the solution dealing with COVID-19.
“This is not a test. This is a real, life or death, state of emergency. I’m calling out to the African American community to give you some facts. We are in a life or death state of emergency. One out of ten Americans are black. One out of two of the corona fatalities are black. We are in trouble my people. We have to come together. We have to communicate. They’re not going to give us any time on the news. They’re not going to come up with the solutions for us. We have to come up with our own solutions.” -Diddy’s Instagram
Diddy also shared alarming numbers to back up his statement. Puffy revealed a majority of the hardest hit states are made up of black victims.
“Check this out. In Illinois, out of 15 percent, 42 percent is African American. In Louisiana, African American [makes up 70 percent]. In Michigan, 41 percent African American. Out of 16,000 deaths, 8,000 of them are African American. So tonight I’m putting together an incredible panel.”
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Almost immediately after his broadcast, Diddy put together an epic celebrity-filled online panel. The two-hour-plus broadcast featured politicians, doctors and hip-hop artists speaking on coronavirus impacting the black community.
Before You Go
Last week, Puff Daddy hit up his Instagram page to keep things 100. Puffy shouted out the doctors and medical workers helping coronavirus victims and also shared an open religious message.
“Forgive us God and bless up through this situation. Bless our healthcare workers in the frontlines. Bless our elderly. Bless people all over the world. It’s not just a wherever you at thing, it’s happening all over the world. Bless everybody and please forgive us because when you forgive us, you will have sent the cure or would have been through your way. And we would have learned a lesson. God please come to rescue us.”