Sean Combs greeted his 12.3 million Twitter followers with a warm acknowledgement. Instead of a traditional good morning, he started the day by shouting out black women.

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And people got big mad. Instead of celebratin’, some followers got to playa hatin’.

Why not ALL women or better yet ALL people. This kind of message is what continues to separate us as a unit. Not right

— margaretouellette(@kmulgrew55) July 27, 2017

I’m a white girl but I also love shout outs! lol

— Erin O’Donnell (@ErinCOD1972) July 27, 2017

Diddy’s simple ‘I see y’all’ got turned into a tweet of epic proportions, with over 1,000 replies and 50.8k retweets, half of them from people in their feelings about being left out.

— Lisa a la mode (@Lisa_alamode) July 27, 2017
— ChrissyClark (@HelloAfroPuff) July 27, 2017

Black women are constantly told we’re not enough. Not smart enough, not pretty enough, not good enough. We’re called out about our regal features, our lush natural hair, our rich melanin–but we keep pushing.

They are the most beautiful women the world got

— Richmond (@nadirichy) July 27, 2017

We continue to excel in academia, in Hollywood, and in our homes. We hold it down in a way that only we can–so when someone sees us, acknowledges us, celebrates us–we appreciate it.

Man really!! Thank you…you have no idea what it’s like to walk in our 👠Appreciate the ❤️

— shondascott(@ShondaScott360) July 27, 2017
— BlueRumiSirAuntie🐝 (@OshunDeep7) July 27, 2017

To Diddy, we say thank you. To everyone else? Take that, take that.

— ciaravincent(@siegejoi) July 27, 2017

Why do you think people had something negative to say about Diddy’s tweet to Black women?


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  1. The nerve of some people it’s just amazing. Diddy can shout out to whomever he wants. And the world is full of amazing black women, so another shout out to you 🙂
    ( this is coming from a white woman who was taken in and raised by an amazing black woman )

  2. You all hate to see us (black women) get any type of respect or appreciation from OUR BLACK KINGS. You all can’t stand the fact that one of ours said a shout out to us first. Please, let us have our time instead of you all getting all of the attention. Now, that’s not to disrespect anyone but please, let us have this one. It’s not about ya’ll always and only.

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