T.I. photographed on September 3, 2014 in Sydney.
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"I'm not offended, I'm just disappointed you feel that way about women," Soledad O'Brien tweets. "It's beneath your brilliant mind, frankly."
In an interview with DJ Whoo Kid on The Whoolywood Shuffle, T.I. prefaced some controversial statements with “not to be sexist…,” and then preceded to be pretty sexist.
T.I. on Hillary Clinton: ‘I Can’t Vote for the Leader of the Free World to Be a Woman’
The 35-year-old rapper said he couldn’t vote for a female president because “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.” He ended by pointing out that it would be easier to get the Loch Ness Monster elected.
T.I. has since apologized, but Twitter hasn’t quite forgiven or forgotten. See celebrity reactions to T.I.’s statement below:
Thanks TI, I was quite offended, lucky for you I'm not having an emotional day or I might have sent a nuke your way– https://t.co/gtArTvA6qK
— lily (@lilyallen) October 13, 2015
Dear T.I. please refrain from discussing politics, stick to rapping. You're good at that. #Hillary2016
— samantha ronson (@samantharonson) October 13, 2015
I'm not offended, I'm just disappointed you feel that way about women. It's beneath your brilliant mind, frankly. https://t.co/4kWDO4By0n
— Soledad O'Brien (@soledadobrien) October 13, 2015
And a little tip for Mr. @Tip: nothing great has ever come after the phrase "Not to be sexist, but…". Ever. Ever ever.
— Zelda Williams (@zeldawilliams) October 13, 2015
I can’t believe #TI won't vote for #HillaryClinton because she's a woman!! TERRIBLE! http://t.co/tpVhuJ8Gre pic.twitter.com/5XJ3A1E3v2
— Perez Hilton (@PerezHilton) October 13, 2015
Say what @Tip? T.I. On @HillaryClinton: “I Can’t Vote For The Leader Of The Free World To Be A Woman”… http://t.co/qoFvfmfxJE
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) October 13, 2015
Pharrell says "it's time" for a woman to be President; T.I. said the opposite. And now we need Robin Thicke or Marvin's ghost to tiebreak.
— ItsTheReal (@itsthereal) October 13, 2015
T.I. CALL MY PODCAST THANX
— Chelsea Peretti (@chelseaperetti) October 13, 2015