Diddy Cries To VIBE, Says Martin Bashir’s Maybach Question Was ‘Racist’

- By Bossip Staff

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Diddy graces the latest issue of VIBE Magazine and inside the magazine he airs out his qualms with Martin Bashir over his Nightline interview.

In his interview with VIBE Diddy says he felt Bashir was out of line for questioning him about gifting 16-year-old son Justin a near $400,000 Maybach:

There were times in the interview when I had to give him an ultimatum. The questions weren’t being handled the right way. In hindsight, when I saw him I shouldn’t had done the interview because I know the style of interview that he does . . . The whole thing about giving a Maybach to my son, that’s really like a racist question. You don’t ask White people what they buy their kids. And they buy ‘em Porsches and convertible Bentleys and it ain’t no question. It’s really a racist question and put things back in perspective with money and the way that people still look at you. And I’m not saying that consciously he’s a racist. But he probably don’t even realize that he would not ask Steve Jobs that. He would be like Steve Jobs has that money and that’s the gift his kid is supposed to get.

We’re not sure about that one, but one thing we can agree with Diddy on is the fact that he shouldn’t have sat down with Bashir in the first place.

He definitely came off like a sucker in that one… but then again, maybe Bashir just showed his true colors.

Do you agree that it was racist for Martin Bashir to ask Diddy about giving Justin a Maybach? Is Diddy right that Bashir wouldn’t have asked Steve Jobs the same question?

Last time we checked Steve Jobs wasn’t crowning his kid Prince of Palo Alto, putting him on MTV or sending him on dates with Nicki Minaj.

Just sayin’.

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Comments

  • Richard

    Diddy is an ignorant, fool with a backwards ghetto mentality. He thinks writing a check is being a good father but it is men like him who have destroyed the black family because all he thinks about is himself and having a good time partying it up. How can he give all those children by different women living in different households daily guidance as a father when they are not with him. He is stupid and a disgrace. He is exactly the kind of man, I mean boy that president Obama was speaking against.

  • Martinigal

    A

  • jswang

    I don’t think he’s crying but he has a point. That reporter woudn’t have asked any white person of that stature that same question. If Diddy wants to buy his son that car that’s his business.

  • No Surprise

    This reaction from Diddy is typical of black men of his low caliber. Anytime someone tells them the truth or says something that makes them uncomfortable they call it racist.

  • LaDiva

    Smh so when someone doesn’t agree with u, they are racist. Lol Diddy just do u like u always do. Spend your money how u want to spend it. God bless.

  • Sha

    When showing off comes back to bite you in the a$$.

    If he puts himself out there like that what does he expect?

    I agree Richard…

  • Stan

    Didn’t his son who apparently has more sense than the father turn around an donate that car to charity? Did it ever occur to Diddy that a young boy driving around in a car like that would be a target for high jacketing, getting kidnapped and murdered. He can give his son a car, just use common sense about it.

  • j

    I actually agree with Diddy on this one. It was a bit judgmental and could be seen as one sided. If he asks others how they spend their money on their kids then maybe not but Bashir knew that he was trying to question Diddy’s mentality. I say No Fair! Diddy is right, I don’t see anyone all these socialite kids families why they spoil those kids rotten.

  • MONIQUE

    Rick Hilton brought his son an very expensive car you don’t hear it being reported.I don’t care for this clown,but it’s his MONEY

  • Chitown

    Diddy Combs is all about the FLASH. His father was a big time drug dealer who was killed when Diddy was young so the apple didn’t fall from the tree. Diddy is all about “ALL EYES ON ME”.

  • Nicky

    Ditto to Richard comments. Then again it’s his money smh.

  • Glok.... Good Golly Miss Molly!

    DIDDY POPS DIED CUZ HIS AZZ WAS A GOVERMENT SNITCH ..PPL IN HARLEM REMEMBER HIS PUNK AS POPS!

  • Candid Canuck

    Bashir is a modern day Judas…

  • Candid Canuck

    he got a point there. team diddy

  • PraDaMaMa

    @Chitown

    I concur….
    He’s always been that way…& if u got it like dat den spend it like dat…u can’t take it wit ya win u check out…

  • Glok.... Good Golly Miss Molly!

    DIDDY YOU NEED TO TELL YOUR MOMMA THE WHITE MAN TREATING YOU LIKE CHIT ,..SHE, JANET KNOW HOW TO PLZ MASTER,…SHE’LL PUT IN THEM BABY BLUES AND BLOND WIG AND SUK ALL THEY TROUBLES DOWN HER DRAIN…!

  • VENOM

    STEVE JOBS OR BILL GATES WOULDN’T HAVE PUT IT ON MTV FOR BASHIR AND THE REST OF THE HATERS TO SEE. WHAT HATERS DON’T SEE CAN’T HURT YOU. IM A PHANTOM. I MAKE MORE MONEY ALONE THAN WITH PEOPLE AROUND. PEOPLE ARE SLIME. LOL

  • http://todhd.com Online TV

    I think Diddy is free to spend his money on whatever he wants to spend his money on.

  • tg

    Well in reality – I’m sure no one would think about asking Mr. Hilton, why he brought Paris a Porsche for her 16th B’day. So I can see what Diddy is trying to say. But when we say things like he is saying – people ALWAYS flip it back on us and accuse us of thinking everything is a racist conspiracy against us. But, keeping it real, almost everything is racist against black people. If you can’t see black people are being held to different standards, you must be blind. Everything in the media, news, BET, etc. etc. exploits us. Not to mention, we are STEREOTYPED to NO FREAKING END. It’s CRAZY.

  • SKITTLES

    I AGREE WITH DIDDY IT AINT NOBODY BIZZ WHAT HE BUY FOR HIS KIDS IT HIS MONEY.I AINT GOT DIDDY MONEY BUT I WORK HARD TO GIVE MY KIDS WHATEVA THEY WANT AND I WISH SOMEBODY WOULD QUESTION ME. SO YEAH BASHIR WAS OUT A LINE AND HE SOUND LIKE A HATER

  • fan

    I agree with Diddy. The man earned his money fair and square. What he does with it is no one’s business. I wouldn’t spend $400,000 on car for any reasons but I’m not Diddy. More power to him!

  • drenk

    DID steve jobs or bill gates have their friend killed so they could be the star…?

  • brandon

    Everybody in my neighborhood and at my job asked each other and themselves the same thing. Why would a father give a child a car like this. Folks were shaking their heads in frustration and disbelief.

  • Mellow-Yellow

    Normally, I do not agree w/ much of what comes out of Sean Combs mouth. However, he is absolutely right in this case. White celebrties are never asked about what they spend their money on or how much money they made for a film. These questions seem to only be reseved for black celebrities. It is as if they are litterally keeping tabs on their bank acccounts.

  • miari

    Actually he is worried about he wrong thing.If feels that strongly about it ask for anther interview and set that bashir straight. Come on diddy wouldn’t that clear it up.

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