T.I. Calls Out Floyd Mayweather Over 'All Lives Matter' Comments
T.I. and Floyd Mayweather are at odds once again, this time about race.
During a recent interview with Tha Boxing Voice, the legendary boxer said that “all lives matter.” In a statement issued on Instagram, the King of the South called Mayweather’s remarks insensitive, among other things.
“Yo, @floydmayweather all our past personal differences & opinions of each other aside,” he wrote. “This is socially irresponsible, inconsiderate, & insensitive. It mirrors delusional oblivion in a way only brainwashing tactics can achieve. This completely undermines & discredits the movements that fight for the plights of our people.”
Tip continued: “You’re a leader whether you know it or not. Don’t get so lost in personal possession or individual achievement that you lose sight of the things that are larger than all of us. Freedom, equality, justice, human rights,qualities of life that have been withheld (or given out sparingly) from our people for generations (400 yrs approximately). A true champion is a man of the people. A true champion makes sacrifices for the people & takes a stand against injustices for those who may not be strong enough or able to do so. A true champion is great inside as well as out.”
“We say Black Lives Matter, you say ‘all lives,'” Tip rhymes on “Black Man,” a cut off the project. “But y’all ain’t the ones being hogtied / Persecuted and executed / One day, it’s gon’ be time for retribution / I hope you never see your son in an institution.”
In 2014, T.I. and Mayweather were involved in a highly-publicized altercation in Las Vegas.
Hear Floyd’s comments and read Tip’s full statement below.