T.I. Backs President Obama’s Endorsement of Gay Marriage

T.I.

Jay-Z is not the only rapper taking a stand for same-sex marriage. T.I. is speaking out in support of President Obama’s stance on the hot topic.

“Just to speak honestly and being frank, I don’t care,” Tip told MTV’s “RapFix Live.” “I think that if a matter doesn’t affect your daily life, you shouldn’t take a hard stand on it. If it’s not something that directly affects you, if it doesn’t affect you, then what difference does it make to you what other people are doing with their lives?”

He added, “I think that you should be able to do whatever you want to do. I don’t see how it matters one way or another.”

The King of the South will be voting to re-elect President Obama when he gets off probation in September. “I don’t think that’s a hard question,” he said.

In addition to his own album Trouble Man, due September 4, he is plotting collaborative projects with B.o.B and Young Jeezy. “Between the two of us, we probably got about five or six records,” he said of his work with Jeezy.

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46 Comments

  1. who?

    I’m happy.. but I wonder how much Obama is paying him… Like Seriously I am happy that he is for gay marriage.. but I’m sure he must be getting a check for saying this..

    Obama lost a lot of support in black communities in the US, so this is his way of gaining support once more..

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    batman Reply:

    @who?, obama didn’t loose a lot of support from black communities so stop saying that we’ll see from this upcoming election if he lost a lot of support.

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    Moodle21KingtonzMar Reply:

    @who?, shut up u sounds Dumbie

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    Brionna Reply:

    @who?, Just because you’re hateful doesn’t mean that everybody else is. However, T.i. Is not necessarily for gay marriage personally it just doesn’t affect him personally so he doesn’t care. This is the same guy who thought Traci Morgan’s anti gay rant where he said he would kill his son if he found out he was gay was funny

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  2. What the ...

    He didn’t say he supported it. He said he “didn’t care.” in other words, he’s indifferent. Misleading title. I hate the homosexual agenda.

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    Mentamir Reply:

    @What the …, he didn’t use those exact words, but what it came down to, is that the feels that there’s no need to not legalize gay marriage. You have read between the lines a little bit.

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    DRB Reply:

    @What the …, Though should not hate.. Or are you cherry picking what you want to adhere to?

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    DRB Reply:

    @DRB, *Thou

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  3. MinajRules2012

    Well, personally I think it’s disgusting! The bible says thats wrong. That’s how I was raised. These folks will bust Hell wide open. That is just disgusting. Man on man?? Yuck!

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    yeh Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, Nicki disowns you.

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    Wooly Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, NICKI IS BI-SEXUAL …LMAO hypocrisy at its finest

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    Roman Zolanski Reply:

    @Wooly, Nicki Mianj Isn’t Bisexual. She Said So Herself

    *rihanna voice* Where Have You Been?

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    Mentamir Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, can you quote the exact part in the Bible where it states that homosexuality is a sin? I am not religious, so I wouldn’t know… How is loving someone of the same sex a threat to humanity? It is ignorance and how you were raised. If you were told that homosexuality is wrong as a child, of course you’re going to feel that way as an adult. But, please, I ask you to just truely think about what that is doing to so many gay people on this planet. It’s not fair and not right. It’s discrimination and it should stop.

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    Shay Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, #Neauxcurr what u think of gay ppl. That is why this change is happening without ur support. get a life!!

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    Kill Yourself Reply:

    Dear @MinajRules2012, please die.

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    Shay Reply:

    At this point this conversation will become irrelevant. Everyone knows someone who is gay or has been around a gay person. If you happen to start liking the PERSON instead of who they sleep with… you start to realize it is irrelevant to you who they sleep with. You may not want understand it but then were u supposed to understand EVERYTHING in the first? I’m wondering.

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    Triniti Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, You carry on on this site calling people everything but a child of God and now you want to mention the Bible? Oh, okay.

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    Blaze Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, 1st of all SIN is SIN why do ppl think that cause your a Homosexual that your sin is greater than any other.Liars,thiefs,killers,whores etc.All SIN learn your word an read it an get understanding

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    batman Reply:

    @Blaze, There is a lot of stuff in the bible that people do on the regular and they shouldn’t (If they’re supposedly this PERFECT religious person they say they are). Like promiscuous women should be stoned. If you have a tattoo you go to hell. So is eating shellfish is a sin too.

    Most (extremely) religious people tend to lay the word “sin” on anything they personally don’t like or agree with. Also, people tend to take the stories in religious texts at face value and way too literally.

    At the end of the day this is about everybody’s rights. “Marriage is sacred between a man and a woman” has been proven for years that this is a lie. Divorce rates have been going sky high, men and women are getting married just cause, for the money, a green card, or nothing that has to do with them being in love.

    So why hate on two same-sex couples who are trying this hard to get married just like everybody else in this world. God did say we should love one another and it isn’t our job to judge one another but his. We shouldn’t spend our time hating one another because of our sexual orientation, race, sex, religion, & etc. as long as we are good to one another treat each other with respect like Rodney King said “Can’t We All Just Get along?”

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  4. Deon

    I mean people can feel how they want to feel. But that fact of the matter is that gay people pay taxes, we vote, we cry, we love. So if it is something that is so disgusting or negative, then dont endulge in it. The bible says alot of shit… If this is such a sin then so is hip hop muisc, eating animals, fucking and ten million other things that we do on the regular. In fact dont vote because politics and religon dont even mix…

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  5. Mega

    LOL Homosexual Agenda. Please go back to church, bigots.

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    Sunny Reply:

    @Mega, ikr?! that’s like saying, “i can’t stand the heterosexual agenda”. hateful people are weird.

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  6. MinajRules2012

    @Wooly, Leave Nicki out of this. She has nothing to do with my personal opinion. Nicki is not bi-sexual, she just likes kissing girls and signing boobies, that doesn’t make her “Gay/Bi” have you seen her claim a woman yet? I’ll wait.

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    batman Reply:

    @MinajRules2012, but why judge tho? your stupid she raps about having sex with women. She has admitted that she’s bisexual she said she loves women more. Why’s it matter anyways? Your gonna disown your favorite rapper because she’s bisexual? It’s okay to be straight (woman) and kiss women, and rap about having sex with them. But its clearly not okay for gays to get married. SMH!

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  7. DRB

    Why do the bigot comments on all my “black” sites disgust me? I sense a pattern- those raised a certain way and won’t dare question it and mindlessly repeat it.

    Btw, the bible allows you to sell off your women and beat your children, any takers there?

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  8. hunger games

    T.I. is so ignorant – I wouldn’t expect him to have anything of substance to say anyway. Just by saying, “I don’t care,” he proves how limited and arrogant he is. What about “I really don’t have an opinion on that matter,” instead?

    And if you have to anticipate getting off probation before you can vote, no one should even look to you for an opinion. Clearly his judgment is bad.

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    Speechless Reply:

    @hunger games, The only person around here that’s ignorant is you. By saying “I don’t care” he means it’s not a big deal and he doesn’t understand the hoopla that the government is making it out to be. You’re just mad that high profile black men are finally starting to support it like they should. I suggest you sit down and read a book.

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    hunger games Reply:

    @Speechless,

    There’s a reason why the word “ass” is in “assume,” because when you assume, you make an ass of yourself. I suggest you understand my comment before you go typing some random words on your keyboard. I didn’t say anything about being upset at the support for gay marriage -I think people should support human rights. But maybe if you sit down and read the article correctly, you would know that T.I. fails to offer anything of substance on the issue. They would have done better to ask a cement block its feeligs on gay marriage. All of that “black men” crap is played, so please don’t run that tired routine. And next time you want to speak for T.I. and what he meant, try becoming his attorney seeing as he always needs one.

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    Speechless Reply:

    @hunger games, And you ASSUMED a whole opinion based off his 3 word statement: “I don’t care”. You wanna say I can’t speak for him yet your bashing him when your reading way into the point he’s trying to make. its not rocket science just like that thesis paper you just typed. Try coming with facts instead of your half-brained defense trying to make me look stupid. You’re ignorant. Period.

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    hunger games Reply:

    @Speechless,

    Oooh someone’s mad.

    “I don’t care” means ‘I don’t care.’ There’s no need for assumptions there. It’s just that simple. And that “thesis” you’re referring to needed no help in making you look stupid – you did that all by yourself. Sorry you feel that way. Maybe one day T.I. can be a role model for your son and teach him the true American values, like how to stash silencers and machine guns effictively.

    – and, my friend, those are facts.

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  9. Insider

    LOL. Supporters of “gay rights” preach tolerance, tolerance, tolerance, but AS SOON AS someone disagrees with their lifestyle, all of a sudden they’re “bigots” and “hateful.” Apparently, hypocrits also exist OUTSIDE the church.

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    Valerie Reply:

    @Insider, Couldn’t agree more.

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    Morgan Reply:

    @Insider, But it’s no secret that churches–black churches, in particular–are homophobic. “Bigots” and “hateful” are terms that come into play when people rally AGAINST equal rights and attack people for being non-heterosexual.

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    Insider Reply:

    @Morgan, What does “homophobic” even mean? Who is actually afraid of homosexuality? I just think they strongly disagree with it. Yes, there are some ignorant people who physically attack gays, but if they’re not hurting you, why can’t people disagree with it?

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    Mega Reply:

    @Insider, LMAO gays give no respect because people like you give gays no respect. Disagree with someone being biologically attracted to someone of the same gender? WTF does that even mean? Stay in the church, please.

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  10. Triniti

    This isn’t the first time T.I. has expressed indifference for gay marriage. I’m a Christian, but I’m not an extreme, bigoted Christian. If you treat me with respect, I’ll do the same for you. And seriously…marriage rates are dropping everyday, yet gays getting married is somehow going to “ruin the institution of marriage?” Oh….okay.

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    DRB Reply:

    @Triniti, Thank you much

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    Triniti Reply:

    @DRB, :)

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    XO till we overdose... Reply:

    @Triniti, exactly. if britney spears’ 55 hour ‘just for fun’ marriage didn’t ruin the sanctity of marriage, then NOTHING will

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  11. TheDreamer

    I agree with T.I. If it doesn’t affect you directly, why should it matter what others do?

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  12. Moodle21KingtonzMar

    I agree with T.I why should it matter what others do with their ( it’s their business)

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  13. odd future

    t.i shud jus come outta the f closet n reveal hes an u/cover fa.

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    XO till we overdose... Reply:

    @odd future, and you should learn to spell.

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    batman Reply:

    @XO till we overdose…, lol

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  14. ThatIshCray

    neither of them would have said anything if it wasn’t for Obama saying it first… but i do agree with their points. People should just leave people alone.

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  15. Ted

    If Obama supports men marrying men or women marrying women he is clearly not following the Christian faith and is a liar for calling himself a Christian. Sure, no Christian is perfect but it’s very clear that if you “practice” or openly support something that is declared a sin in the bible, which homosexuality clearly is, then you are lying to the world and yourself if you think you are a real Christian.

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