RAP and R&B stars P Diddy
and Alicia Keys have come out fighting in the campaign against HIV/Aids in
Speaking at a news briefing ahead of their concert in Cape Town's Green Point Stadium yesterday, the two preached Black Consciousness and self-respect as a way of fighting the scourge.
"Throughout the world there's a blackout about this epidemic," said P Diddy, whose real name is Sean Combs.
"We don't hear enough
stories about people dying because of Aids in
"We as African-Americans, people like myself and Alicia Keys, are blessed to be in a position where we can do something about this," he said, to loud applause.
Keys said: "I think it's important that we get real about what is going on, especially about Aids. It's important to respect yourself and to protect yourself."
Earlier in the week, Keys took
her message about HIV/Aids to
"It's my first trip to