How We Feel About Diddy's Black 100 List

Sean “Diddy” Combs recently made headlines when he tweeted out a list with the hashtag #black100. This is a list of people that Diddy looks up to and that inspire him.  He also posted on Instagram regarding this list, in which he said he had "special" things coming for these people who inspire him. These celebrities that he listed include…

JAY Z, Beyonce, Issa Rae, Rihanna, Susan Moore, Carl Lamarre, Jennifer Lopez, Ryan Coogler, Taraji P. Henson, Donald Glover, Melody Chiu, Shelly Fariello, Teyana Taylor, Dwayne Johnson, Michael B. Jordan, Skepta, Tiffany Haddish, Edward Barsamian, Oprah, Stormzy, Virgil Abloh, Fela Kuti, Michelle Obama, Migos, Jon Platt, Cassie, Dev Hynes, Andre Leon Talley, J Prince, Cardi B, Mav Carter, Don Lemon, Anderson Cooper, Serena Williams, Elon Musk, Yo Gotti, Rich Dennis, Amanda Seales, Kelly Rowland, Ted Sarandos, Gucci Mane, Tracee Ellis Ross, H.E.R.,Adwoa Aboah, Lupita Nyong'o, Lebron James, Zendaya, French Montana, Kerry James Marshall, Gabrielle Union, D Wade, Maluma, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Emory Jones, Quincy Brown Combs, Misty Copeland, N'golo Kanté, Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, Drake, Damson Idris, Ali Wong, Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, Kevin Hart, Rick Ross, Lil Kim, Laurieann Gibson, Nicki Minaj, Steve Stoute, Solange, Prentice Penny, Erykah Badu, ASAP Rocky, Post Malone, Khloe Kardashian, Doc C, Kristen Crawley, Big Freedia, Mark Wahlberg, Janelle Monáe, Nas, Anthony Anderson, Faith Evans, and Mary J Blige




Culture creators, I have something special for you. ⁣ ⁣ #Black100

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Many people found this list inspiring, but others were confused as to why he had white people on the list, considering the hashtag was Black 100. One of the members of the list, Amanda Seales, tweeted her confusion.

Was this a list of black excellence or just a general list of successful people? Others were also disappointed as to why other celebrities, like Chadwick Boseman or Chance the Rapper, were not on the list because of the impact they made in society, as well as the shift they have helped create in cinema. There are definitely different people he could have added on the list, such as Barack Obama, Viola Davis or Ava DuVernay, but that’s just my opinion. Nevertheless, everyone is curious as to what is in those boxes that he posted on Instagram, that everyone on that list will be receiving. If I was to take a guess, I would say it’s CIROC vodka, but maybe that’s too obvious. Either way, we all want one!