*Diddy is lashing out about journalist Martin Bashir, accusing him of asking racist questions during an interview last month. In the interview, which aired on the nightly news program ‘Nightline,’ Bashir questioned the hip-hop mogul’s decision to gift his 16-year-old son with a $300,000 Maybach.
In the August/September edition of Vibe magazine, Diddy shared his thoughts about the journalist.
“The whole thing about giving a Maybach to my son, that’s really like a racist question,” Diddy told the magazine. “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.”
He was obviously offended by the question.
“It’s really a racist question and put things back in perspective with money and the way that people still look at you,” Diddy said. “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.”
“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 [have] done the interview because I know the style of interview that he does,” Diddy explained.