T.I. Backs Obama in U.S. Presidential Election

Even though T.I. cannot vote because of his felony conviction, the platinum MC is still doing what he can to encourage young people to vote in the U.S. presidential election. The rapper, who currently has the No. 1 single in the country, has signed on as the spokesman for the voter registration program “Respect My Vote!”

Rap-Up.com sat down with the King of the South, who shared his thoughts on the race for the White House and who he will be rooting for come November.

“I’m just encouraging people to vote, to get out there and be a part of that decision-making process,” said Tip. “I don’t want to encourage anyone to go one way or the next.”

Once pressed a little further, he stated that he was an Obama supporter. “The person who addresses—and I mean really addresses—the matters that I think most affect this country’s state right now, sincerely, passionately, is Obama.” Though he did add, “Nothing against McCain, I just haven’t really heard him talk about the things I’m concerned about, like getting out of the war and doing things for the ecosystem, and conserving energy.”

T.I.’s sixth studio album Paper Trail arrives September 30th.

–Reported by Rajul Punjabi