T.I. Explains Why He Supports Anti-Donald Trump Protesters
T.I. pays a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live! to discuss why he joined an anti-Donald Trump protest in New York City yesterday (Nov. 10). The Atlanta artist says he wants to look his children in the eye and say he did everything the constitution allows him to do to show his objection toward Trump as President of the United States.
The 36-year-old rapper says, "Nobody in their right mind can just assume that gathering, going somewhere and showing your incredible disdain for a decision that the nation has made, that that would actually do anything immediately."
He continues, "However, when I look my kids in the eye after this thing takes place, I voted, and I've done everything I could prior to now, but after the decision of the election had happened, I just want to be able to look my kids in the eyes and let them know I did everything the constitution allows me to do to show my objection to this decision."
Kimmel also asks T.I. how he found out about the protest in the first place, to which T.I.P. answers that he saw it on the news. "I was around the corner at the studio - I just walked up there," T.I. says. "People noticed me ... Not all 12,000. The people who were around me kind of noticed me, but there wasn't as much fanfare as you may expect in a large group. It was more so 'Hey, that's [T.I.]! Thank you for being out here with us. It's great to see you here.'"
Kimmel also asks T.I. about his recent EP, Us or Else. T.I.P. says, "I guess in a way it could be considered a protest album. It's protesting against police brutality, and it's in memory of all the young men and women who have lost their lives at the hands of law enforcement unnecessarily out there in the community, with no accountability whatsoever. I just really want to see then nation head into a better direction."
In case you missed it, T.I. also answered some questions about the anti-Trump protest for a TMZ reporter last night in Hollywood. T.I. said his biggest fear about a Trump presidency is "the insurgence of all of the dark-cornered, racist, white supremacists and the oppressors that exist in the nation – just that they feel they have a spokesperson. And that can be dangerous."
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