After Joe Biden told black voters that they “ain’t black” if they’re still considering voting for Trump over him, Diddy responded by restating some earlier comments about how “the black vote ain’t free.” On Friday (May 22nd), Biden caught some heat for making such a careless remark while he was speaking to Charlamagne Tha God during a virtual interview on The Breakfast Club.

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Many, like Diddy, were outraged by how Biden’s comment perfectly reflected the way some Democrats take support from the black community for granted. Diddy took to Twitter to send a message Biden’s way, letting him know once again that “the black vote ain’t free.” 

Last month, Diddy declared that “THE BLACK VOTE WILL NOT BE FREE THIS YEAR,” and suggested that his black followers should “hold the vote hostage” until Biden proves that he has their best interests at heart. Diddy caught heat for his remarks, but it looks like he stands firm in his position that Biden can’t just expect the black community to vote for him because he’s a Democrat.

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Biden later addressed the backlash he received for his comment by expressing his remorse for acting so “cavalier,” insisting that he’s “never, never, ever taken the African-American community for granted.”