Here’s How Diddy Wants to Help the People of Flint, Michigan

Here’s How Diddy Wants to Help the People of Flint, Michigan

Bad Boy Records founder sheds light on water crisis.

Published January 19th

Diddy spent a portion of his Martin Luther King Jr. holiday bringing more awareness to the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.  

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT THE FLINT WATER CRISIS

Taking to Instagram Monday, the Bad Boy Records mogul reposted a video calling the water calamity a form of intentional “genocide” against residents in the predominately Black area. “I don't know if these facts are true but we need to #WAKEUP AND #WAKETHEF---KUP INCLUDING MYSELF!,” wrote Diddy. “Let's LOOK INTO THIS!!! I will share any information I get you do the same!!!!”  

To end the post, Diddy announced that Aquahydrate, a company of which he is part owner, “will be doing a water drive and we need your help!!!!”  

Jeezy also had Flint on the brain yesterday tweeting the following:

Flint’s public health crisis began in 2014 when the city switched water sources from Detroit to the Flint River until a new water pipeline was built. Corroded pipes transferred lead into the drinking water and what was supposed to be a money-saving attempt has grown into a state of emergency — and those most vulnerable are children.

Due to the drinking water, more than 8,000 children in Flint have been exposed to lead poisoning.

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Written by Latifah Muhammad

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