+Sean P Diddy has just released a statement to our President +Barack Obama. Since the fatal shooting of Michael Brown on Aug. 9, the nation has watched the situation in Ferguson, Mo., continue to deteriorate as tensions boil between the police and protesters.
While watching coverage of Ferguson on TV last night, Diddy took to Instagram to deliver a video message to President Obama. Obama has addressed Ferguson in carefully worded statements but has yet to visit the volatile city. “We’ve got to make sure that we are able to distinguish between peaceful protesters who may have some legitimate grievances and maybe long-standing grievances, and those who are using this tragic death as an excuse to engage in criminal behavior,” Obama said during a Monday press conference.
In the music world, everyone from J. Cole to Frank Ocean to Moby has commented on the tragedy, with St. Louis native Nelly getting in touch withBrown’s family to start up a scholarship fund in his name. “This sh-t ain’t right,” Diddy said. “Obama, get on a plane — it’s serious. These are your people, baby. These are your people.”