Music producer Sean Combs, also known as ‘Diddy’ has shared his thoughts about Marvel’s highly successful movie, Black Panther.
Diddy doubted what the movie did for the future of diversity in Hollywood. “Black Panther was a cruel experiment,” the 48-year-old told Variety.
“We live in 2018, and it’s the first time that the film industry gave us a fair playing field on a worldwide blockbuster, and the hundreds of millions it takes to make it.”
Diddy also complained about the financial discrepancies that result from powerful companies across the world turning black culture into successful products.
“We only get 5 per cent of the venture capital invested in things that are black owned – black-owned businesses, black-owned ideas, black-owned IP,” he said. “You can’t do anything without that money, without resources. But when we do get the resources, we over-deliver.
“When Adidas invests in Kanye and it’s done properly, you have the right results. When Live Nation invests in artists and puts them in arenas the same way U2 would be, you have the right results. Black Panther, Black-ish, fashion; it’s all about access. If you’re blocked out of the resources, you can’t compete. And that’s my whole thing – to be able to come and compete,” he explained.
Black Panther has grossed more than $1.3 billion at the box office worldwide, the movie starred actors like Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan, directed by Ryan Coogler.