On Thursday, American rapper, producer, and entrepreneur Sean Combs — known by the stage names Puff Daddy, P. Diddy, Puffy, or Diddy — penned an open letter to corporate America titled, “If You Love Us, Pay Us.”
“No longer can Corporate America manipulate our culture into believing incremental progress is acceptable action,” the letter’s subheading reads, which begins with the following quote from Desmond Tutu, “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor.”
According to reports, Combs is worth approximately $900 million.
We’re done letting corporations manipulate our culture into believing incremental progress is acceptable action.
IF YOU LOVE US, PAY US.
Here’s my letter to corporate America.https://t.co/zm0zNtaX7p
— Diddy (@Diddy) April 8, 2021
“The same feet these companies use to stand with us in solidarity are the same feet they use to stand on our necks,” Combs begins.
“When confronted by the leaders of several Black-owned media companies, General Motors (GM) listed my network, REVOLT, as