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Sean 'Diddy' Combs: 'Black voters need to turn up the heat'

The rap mogul is unimpressed with the current state of American politics.

Sean 'Diddy' Combs has urged African-Americans to put pressure on U.S. presidential candidates to address black issues.

The Bad Boy Entertainment founder isn't impressed with Republican Donald Trump or Democrat Hillary Clinton's attempts at addressing issues affecting himself, and he wants them to start taking the African-American community seriously.

"Hillary Clinton, you know, I hope she starts to directly talk to the black community... It really makes me feel, you know, almost hurt that our issues are not addressed," he explained on Sunday (04Sep16) during an appearance on MSNBC network programme PoliticsNation. "The heat has to be turned up so much that as a community we got to hold our vote. Really revolutionise the game. Make them come for our vote.

"It's a whole different strategy but I think we need to hold our vote because I don't believe any of them (politicians)."

And the 46-year-old rap mogul is also unhappy with current leader Barack Obama's presidency, admitting he is not satisfied with how the country has turned out under his leadership.

"My number one thing, though, to be honest, is black people," Diddy shared. "I feel like we put President Obama in the White House. When I look back, I just wanted more done for my people because that's the name of the game. This is politics. You put somebody in office, you get in return the things that you care about for your communities."

"I think we got a little bit shortchanged," he added. "That's not knocking the President. There's a lot going on, he's done an excellent job, you know, but I think it's time to turn up the heat because the black vote is going to decide who is the next president of the United States."

The U.S. presidential election will be held on 8 November (16).

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