Hip-hop star T.I. might want to consider sticking to his day job,
The popular performer is making the mea culpa rounds after arguing that it would be easier to elect the “Lochness Monster” president than a woman because, in part, women are too emotional.
“Not to be sexist but, I can’t vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman,” T.I. said during a recent discussion with DJ Whoo Kid about Hillary Clinton’s 2016 prospects. “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.”
T.I. also said he thinks Donald Trump is “beneficial” for America, despite the Republican presidential front-runner making what he called “racist remarks.”
“You know, his racist remarks and all of his off-color statements and all that sh– 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,” T.I. said.
The Southern rapper is not known for his political punditry, but he has aligned himself with the Black Lives Matter movement, recently recording a spoken word homage to their struggle.
After a backlash to T.I.’s comments erupted on social media, he issued an apology: “My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong. I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended,” he tweeted Tuesday.
Still, some fans may not have been surprised to hear his comments, coming from artist who appeared on not one, but two songs that were deemed the most “sexist anthems” of their respective years.