In a recent interview with DJ Whoo Kid, T.I. shared his thoughts on the leading presidential candidates from both parties. “Not to be sexist, but I can’t vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman,” he noted. “Every other position that exists, I think a woman could do well. But the president?”
The rapper continued in this vein for some time. “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. [Other leaders] will not be able to negotiate the right kinds of foreign policy. The world ain’t ready yet. I think you might be able to the Loch Ness Monster elected before you could [get a woman].”
On Tuesday morning, he tweeted out an apology, writing, "My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong. I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended." (A rep for T.I. did not return a request for comment in time for publication.)
When it comes to Trump, T.I. approved of his approach to business. “He’s interesting and I feel he’s the best showman of them all,” the MC noted. “And I do feel that if he is sincerely concerned about the economy of America and the working public, he would be the best person to flip the money that we have."
However, the MC isn’t entirely comfortable with Trump's platform. “You know, his racist remarks and all of his off-color statements and all that shit 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.”