In a recent interview with DJ Whoo Kid, rapper T.I. remarked “Not to be sexist but, I can’t vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman,” referring to Democratic favorite Hillary Clinton. He went on to utter other non-sensical bullshit 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.”
He may as well have said women aren’t equipped to be president because we have a period every month.
He then relayed to humankind that he felt the Loch Ness monster has a better chance of being elected over a woman.*
Because mythical creatures always have the upper-hand over humans in presidential campaigns, no?
So, as I customarily do with nonsense of the Captain Obvious kind, I just rolled my eyes and scrolled the fuck on by, chalking it up to jokes. But then I remembered, this is the same bama who defended caricature-rapper/Black culture appropriator, Iggy Azalea.
And I started thinking about the fact that T.I. has an extremely reckless-ass track record of doing and saying highly questionable shit in general. I mean, his picture is probably resting easy beside the word “dummy” in a dictionary somewhere. Thus, a litany of reasons anything this motherfucker ever says should probably be ignored.
His run-ins with the law. Who the fuck is this rich and stupid?? This dude has had no less than half a dozen “situations” where he ended up in the custody of law enforcement. And not because he’s Black. But because he’s clearly dumb as hayle.
Manufacturing and distribution of crack cocaine?
Battery of a law enforcement officer?
Violation of probation?
Ya know dis!
Purchase and possession of automatic weapons? After violating probation?
But of course!
Possession of controlled substances?
If at first you don’t succeed, try, TRY again? Go for the gusto, Trouble Man!
And the collective prize for these offenses? Over a year in prison in total, time in a halfway house, house arrest, more probation, hundreds of thousands in fines, and hours upon hours of community service.
Was T.I. that extra no one paid attention to in Dumb and Dumber To? Maybe. Though his MTV series, The Family Hustle, depicts a healthy familial lifestyle and environment, a role model for the kids or poster-child for an after-school special, T.I. is not. And I’m fairly certain none of those are on his aspirational bucket list. But seriously, with all his felonious behavior, is he even allowed to vote?
Did I mention he managed, co-signed and defended the fuckshit that is Iggy Azalea? Her purportedly fake derriere, terrible tracks where she raps in a horrific cartoonishly contrived “Blaccent”–shit, her overall desire to appropriate all things Black for her benefit, all while in complete denial of the history of the transgressions she continues to commit. T.I. later decided that their work relationship was over during an interview, apparently without notifying Azalea of his disaffiliation. This is further proof that he doesn’t think before he speaks, can’t be trusted, and the shit he says should always be taken with a grain of salt. Read: ignore this motherfucker.
T.I., you’ve been to jail. A lot. Ciara hasn’t. Ever.
T.I., you have like seven different kids by like nine different mothers. Ciara has one child by one man.
I don’t think you’re in a position to criticize the life-choices of others.
Evidently, this assclown’s opinion of women is pretty chauvinistic and low all around.
This ridiculous mockery of a man has daughters. Way to set an example for female equality in your home there, T-I-P. I wonder what else T.I. thinks women shouldn’t be?
Hell, the truth of the matter is, if by some miraculous turn of events, all his felonies are expunged, he might want to consider voting for a woman. It might be his best shot at real redemption. Especially if he continues to make a part-time career of breaking the law and saying shit that makes no sense. Since women are so empathic and emotional and whatnot, we might be the only hope his simple ass has of staying free in good ol’ ‘Merica…so he can continue making mediocre albums, bad decisions and every corner his trap house.
*The Loch Ness monster is also rumored to be female. *shrugs* Poor T.I.