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Diddy Calls “Black Panther” a “Cruel Experiment”-Blacks are Still on the Bottom in Business World

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by G. Brown

Sean “Diddy” Combs has never been one to bite his tongue and he certainly isn’t holding back in his latest interview with Variety Magazine.

Still apparently reeling from his loss to become a Black owner in the NFL after losing his bid to buy the Carolina Panthers, Combs compares the sportsworld to the music industry saying, “You have these record companies that are making so much money off our culture, our art form but they’re not investing or even believing in us. For all the billions of dollars that these Black executives have been able to make them, [there’s still hesitation] to put them in the top-level positions.”

Diddy blames racism for still holding Blacks back and says he had to fight a lot of it to get to where he is today.  The 48 year old music mogul started his own Bad Boy record label when he was fired from another job.  He’s parlayed his business know how (including a clothing line, two restaurant,  Revolt TV and film company) into an estimated net worth of almost a billion dollars.

After all that, Combs seems to think he’s not able to be all that he can because others don’t want to see him or Blacks in general reach their zenith.  Combs thinks the problem is pervasive hitting the world of sports, business and entertainment.  He uses the movie “Black Panther” as an example saying, “Black Panther’ was a cruel experiment because we live in 2018…and it’s the first time that the film industry gave us a fair playing field on a worldwide blockbuster, and the hundreds of millions it takes to make it.”  While many see the movie as a “game changer” that will open more doors for Blacks  in Hollywood, Diddy is much more conservative on the reality of whether the movie will change anything at all. Diddy says, “We only get 5% of the venture capital invested in things that are black owned — black-owned businesses, black-owned ideas, black-owned IP. You can’t do anything without that money, without resources. But when we do get the resources, we over-deliver…‘Black Panther,’ ‘Black-ish,’ fashion; it’s all about access. If you’re blocked out of the resources, you can’t compete. And that’s my whole thing — to be able to come and compete.”

Diddy may still be a little salty about losing the Carolina Panthers deal…or maybe he’s wide awake to a simple fact –no matter how much cash, clout and celebrity you have it still doesn’t change  how some people see you because of the color of your skin.

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  1. NBA is fixed

    July 11, 2018 at 1:54 am

    One more comment then I’m done. If every black man stopped playing football and stopped watching football, the NFL and the NCAA would go bankrupt. If every black parent stopped enrolling their sons in youth football, the NFL and the NCAA would go bankrupt.

    Fact #1: Over 50% of the football players in the NFL are black

    Fact #2: The NFL makes $15 billion dollars a year

    Fact #3: There are no black owners in the NFL

  2. NBA is fixed

    July 11, 2018 at 1:50 am

    Forget gold, the most valuable resource on planet Earth is the black man’s physical talents and the black women’s beauty. Every time a black man runs with a football, runs on a track or slam dunks a basket ball, white people become multi millionaires. Every time a black woman wins a track and field contest or acts in a movie, white people become millionaires. We must stop allowing white people to become super rich off of us. How do we do this? Unite and own our own businesses.

  3. NBA is fixed

    July 11, 2018 at 1:46 am

    The solution to this centuries old problem is to stop playing the white man’s games. Black men should stop playing football and basketball. Black women should stop playing basketball, running track and working in hollywood. Unfortunately our most talented and most intelligent are satisfied with receiving crumbs and croutons while white men like Jerry Jones (Dallas Cowboys owner) and Dan Gilbert (Cleveland Cavaliers owner) get the porterhouse steak, prime rib and filet mignon.

    P.S. Black women are the lowest paid group of people in hollywood in all jobs; acting, producing, directing, writing

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