T.I. Apologizes After Saying Hillary Clinton, Women Can’t Be President (VIDEO)
On Tuesday, the rapper stopped by SiriusXM’s “The Whoolywood Shuffle,” hosted by DJ Whoo Kid, and their discussion turned to politics. As far as his stance on Democratic candidate Clinton, T.I. admitted, “Not to be sexist but, I can’t vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman.” He added, “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. I sure would hate to just set off a nuke.”
The rapper went on to explain his feeling that “the world ain’t ready yet” for a female president, joking, “I think you might be able to get the Lochness Monster elected before [a woman].” It should be noted T.I. also revealed that he admired Donald Trump for being a “showman,” but said he wouldn’t vote for him either. “His racist remarks and off-color [expletive] makes it impossible to be completely supportive of him,” the rapper said.
T.I.’s comments sparked a backlash on Twitter, leading him to tweet, “My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong. I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended.” He’s still getting slammed, however, and some female celebrities, such as Samantha Ronson and Lily Allen, are among those criticizing him.
Watch T.I. sound off on politics and the presidential election in the video below, and tell Gossip Cop what you think. Note: Video no longer available.