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Diddy talked politics during a recent interview with The Grio at the NFTE 2013 National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. Along with calling the government shutdown “a shame,” the media mogul described the opposition as a personal attack against President Obama.

“I think that it’s a shame, because it’s really a personal thing,” he said. “It’s clearly a personal attack on the president. I think that we live in a place where everybody should get health care. Those guys are still getting paid. It’s not affecting them. I think that it’s unfair.”

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Diddy went on to say that he knows the struggle soy not having healthcare, and Republicans and Democrats should support the Affordable Care Act.

“Everybody deserves health care,” he said. “You may not feel that way until you get affected by it. I’ve had two family members have cancer. I’ve had to be there to help them, and they’ve had to ask me for help. They’ve had to ask me for help, and tell me they had cancer at the same time. It’s just a little bit too much, you know? If you’re sick, you want to be taken care of. We live in America!”

He concluded, “I think that the Republicans and Democrats should get along and put the people before themselves.”

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