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Diddy Defends Sha'Carri Richardson

Diddy is defending runner Sha'Carri Richardson who failed a marijuana test and is banned from running at the Olympics.

"It's f*cked up and my heart is broken for @itskerrii having her lifelong dream stripped away for using a legal substance," he wrote. 

"I'm tired of white people sitting in a room making up decisions that affect our hopes and dreams. They will keep treating our athletes like slaves and entertainment until we shut down on these people! Said from LOVE with love."


Some people dragged him on Twitter for his remarks. So he went back on Twitter to explain:

"To be absolutely clear about my previous post, the point I'm making is that marijuana has been used against my people since some white people in an office (DEA/FBI) saw it as a way to entrap Black Jazz artists to shut down the movement happening in Harlem. That's the real reason why it started, you can research the history. It started from an evil plot, and now this plot is affecting our future," the music mogul wrote.

He continued, "So many of our brothers, sisters, mothers, daughters and sons are rotting in jail for marijuana and it's JUST NOT RIGHT. Now, to see them using this against a young Black woman that is on the edge of her greatness, all because some white men decided to make illegal is shameful. Let me be very clear, marijuana does not make you run faster. That's a fact. This whole situation is bullsh*t, and if they let Michael Phelps swim, they should let her run!"