We didn’t know that men who had the archaic belief that women can't do things as good as men still existed, yet enter Exhibit A: T.I.
The self-proclaimed King of the South sat with veteran DJ Whoo Kid to talk politics and the reasons he simply cannot vote for Democratic candidate Hilary Clinton.
We think it’s safe to say that the ATL rapper is not the type to tell his daughter that she can do anything, like run for president, as he seems to believe that woman aren’t capable.
In the controversial interview, T.I. voiced his concerns over a candidate of the fairer sex. “Not to be sexist but I can’t vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman,” he explained.
“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 get the Loch Ness Monster elected before you could [get a woman],” he voiced.
Yet, this is the same man who put the battery in Iggy Azalea’s back to appropriate any and everything in her path.
He didn’t just stop there, as he offered his expert opinion on Donald Trump’s edge on the competition, noting that he believes strongly in Trump's business ability.
“He’s interesting and I feel he's the best showman of them all. And 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 s**t, it makes it impossible to be completely supportive of him. But just knowing what he’s done for business for himself, if he intends to do that for America, it would be beneficial. But I can’t cash no vote for him," he said.
Now backtracking, T.I. tweeted moments ago, "My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong. I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended."
In the words of the great philosopher Tyra Banks, “We were all rooting for you! Learn from this!”
Watch the astonishing interview below:
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