During a sit-down with DJ Whoo Kid, T.I. began speaking on his sentiments regarding the upcoming 2016 Presidential race, and his views on Hillary Clinton have quickly become the topic of major conversation.
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 Lochness Monster elected before you could [get a woman].
You gotta love how Tip began that bit with “not to be sexist,” and then unleashes quite possibly the most sexist comment he’s ever made in an interview in his 14-year career. T.I. didn’t stop there, and went on to describe his thoughts on Travi$ Scott, who has evolved from Tip’s understudy and mentor to one of the biggest new acts in Hip-Hop.
Travi$ Scott accepts no advice or instruction from the likes of me. Only thing I can take credit for is recognizing his talent and putting him in the position to where he could put music out. That’s the only thing I could take credit for. He is anti-establishment and anti-authority to the point where, if I suggest something to him, that’s how I know he ain’t gon’ do it. I know he gon’ be mad as hell for me saying this, but that man is Iggy in a black man’s body.
I…Iggy Azalea in a Black man’s body? Oh, T.I., you’ve really done it now. In case you’re wondering if T.I. will respond to this new controversy, he already has.
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