Therefore, we expected nothing less of his statement when the brotherhood union between Chicago rap icon Kanye West and White House colonist Donald Trump was brought up during his Wednesday night (August 1) appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live.
He said that he’s on a mission to not just expand his platform, but “to become the stage” and “be a platform” for the emerging class of creatives and artistic talents. “I represent Black excellence,” he explained. “And really changing the narrative on what’s reported about us on the news to just things that are more positive and more about our community.”
As it did for the audience, Kimmel’s question tickled the Bad Boy Records multimillionaire. “Nah, I’m good,” Diddy said with a laugh. Apparently, Trump previously tried his hand at a vodka liquor line, too, Kimmel added, but it didn’t come close to competing with Diddy’s Ciroc imprint.
The 48-year-old would sit that one out. Though America has obviously lowered the bar on presidential quality with its current White House elect, Puff said he doesn’t believe he would be a good president. “I wouldn’t really pass any of the things you have to pass,” he said before interrupting his train of thought with a considerable realization. “But I guess Trump did it.”
Diddy believes he’s right where he belongs in his astronomical Hollywood career. Besides, he’s not so sure he’d be willing to accept the responsibility for an entire country. But as Kimmel pointed out, “At this point, almost anybody would be doing a better job.”
See a clip from Puff’s guest seat on the late-night talk show below.
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