50 Cent Calls Comcast Racist, Supports Diddy’s Comments About Company
On Thursday (Nov. 21), Diddy issued a statement about Comcast after the telecasting company mentioned his TV network, Revolt, while trying to explain that they aren't being discriminatory against Byron Allen, a Black man who is suing Comcast for discrimination. Hours after Diddy issued his statement through Instagram and Revolt, the Animal Ambition artist, who performed in Saudi Arabia over the summer, screenshotted the statement and supported Diddy's comments.
"♂️I’m with Diddy on this one Comcast bugging out they are racist. #lecheminduroi #bransoncognac," wrote 50, who previously called out Comcast's CEO Brian L. Roberts after reading reports that the company is dropping Starz in December. Starz carries properties related to the 50 Cent-executive-produced TV series Power.
According to TMZ, Allen is suing the network for not carrying his networks but carrying "lesser-known, White-owned" networks. For their case, Comcast cited Revolt, which is a Diddy-owned network, as being proof they were inclusive. Diddy wasn't cool with the name-drop, and on Thursday, he responded with a statement he issued through IG.
"It is not accurate to use my name or my network as an example of inclusion," Diddy wrote in one part of the statement. Elsewhere in the statement, Diddy suggests that Comcast hasn't done everything they can to make Revolt as big as it can be.
"REVOLT has never been in a position to truly compete on a fair playing field because it has not received the economic and distribution support necessary for real economic inclusion," Diddy wrote. "Our relationship with Comcast is the illusion of economic inclusion."
Check out Diddy's IG statement for yourself just below.
XXL has reached out to Comcast for comment.
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