Diddy and Jay-Z are Working on an App that will Help You Easily Find Black-Owned Businesses
“Nah, we did that, Black-owned things”
The hip-hop mogul Diddy recently did a ‘GQ’ cover story, unveiling plans to develop an app by teaming up with JAY-Z , which will spotlight Black-owned businesses in a user’s area, to help invest back into the Black community. Diddy told GQ that he and JAY-Z talk about moving culture forwards by earning money and putting it back into their local communities quite often and so this was just a move on behalf of these conversations.
“This is not about taking away from any other community,” Diddy said of the app, which currently has no name. “We’ll still go to Chinatown. We’ll still buy Gucci! But the application will make it possible for us to have an economic community. It’s about blacks gaining economic power.”
Late last year Diddy hinted at buying NFL team the Carolina Panthers and hiring Colin Kaepernick, so it should not be surprising that the ‘Bad Boy’ aficionado is constantly working towards the development of the black community. He added in the interview, “I don’t believe in passiveness, at some point there has to be some kind of fight. I feel like we’ve done a lot of marching. It’s time to start charging.”
Later in the interview he also said: “We’re into psychological warfare. The difference is, we’re not trying to hurt nobody.”