In an interview with DJ Whoo Kid, T.I. said he couldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton because she is a woman. He started this ridiculously sexist statement with “Not to be sexist, but…” and I immediately felt my skin crawl.
“Not to be sexist, but I can’t vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman. Just because, every other position that exists, I think a woman could do well. But the president? It’s kinda like, I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally – they make very permanent, cemented decisions – and then later, it’s kind of like it didn’t happen, or they didn’t mean for it to happen. And I sure would hate to just set off a nuke. [Other leaders] will not be able to negotiate the right kinds of foreign policy; the world ain’t ready yet. I think you might be able to the Loch Ness Monster elected before you could [get a woman].”
There’s a very real possibility that T.I. is just looking for some attention. He went on to say that he’s partially in favor of a Donald Trump presidency, but can’t get all the way on board because Trump is a racist.
“I do feel that if he is sincerely concerned about the economy of America and the working public, he would be the best person to flip the money that we have…But you know, his racist remarks and all of his off-color statements and all that sh*t it makes it impossible to be completely supportive of him.”
Is this man back on that stuff!?!
The final nail in the “T.I. done lost his damn mind” coffin came in his remarks comparing Travi$ Scott to Iggy Azalea. He said Travis is Iggy “in a black man’s body.” No. Just, no.
It didn’t take T.I. long to come down from his epic high long enough to issue an apology.
My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong. I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended.
— T.I. (@Tip) October 13, 2015
Someone get T.I. away from that kush, please.