T.I. waded into election politics during a recent appearance on DJ Whoo Kid’s radio show on Shade 45, explaining that he doesn’t feel like he can support Hillary Clinton.
“Not to be sexist, but I can’t vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman,” he said. “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. I think you might be able to the Loch Ness Monster elected before you could [get a woman].”
Asked if he would support Kanye’s 2020 presidential campaign, T.I. was clear—”Nahh, I’m a businessman.”
He also spoke on Donald Trump, saying that while he believes Trump could be potentially “beneficial,” he won’t vote for him because “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 cast no vote for him.”
During the 15-minute interview, he touched on his working relationship with Travis Scott, comparing it to working with Iggy Azalea. Scott is “Iggy Azalea in a black man’s body,” he explained, because he’s “difficult.” He also praised his “artistic vision,” noting when he first met Scott he was blown away by how “passionate” he was.
Since making his controversial comments about Hillary Clinton, T.I. has issued an apology. “My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong,” he tweeted. “I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended.”
My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong. I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended.
— T.I. (@Tip) October 13, 2015