Tyrese wants to make it abundantly clear -- he was NOT calling out Jay Z, DJ Khaled and Future as hip-hop stars not doing enough for their community ... despite a post that seems that way.
The singer tells TMZ ... his IG post was about all people of color needing to step up and come together -- especially powerful men like Jay Z, who has the stage and voice to influence real change ... like going to Congress to change gun and drug laws.
Tyrese tells us he's going to reach out to Jay to come up with some kind of plan to help save black men from killing each other and winding up in jail.
Tyrese seemed to be pointing the finger at the trio after posting the pic Tuesday of the 3 rappers with a long caption calling 'em out for scheduling a music video -- Khaled's "I Got Keys" -- but not finding time to bridge the racial gap.
It should be noted other rappers -- T.I., Swizz Beatz, Rick Ross, 2 Chainz and Pusha T -- were part of the video, but not in the photo.