T.I. to Donald Trump: ‘Nobody Who Supports Me Will Support You’
T.I. just joined a growing list of celebrities who have publicly denounced Donald Trump and his run for the U.S. presidency.
“Donald Trump, this message is for you,” he said in a video posted to Instagram yesterday (March 13). “My name is Clifford T.I.P. Harris. I say this as nonviolently but unapologetically as possible: F---k you and f---k what you stand for. Nobody who supports me will support you. End of message.”
In case that wasn't clear enough, T.I. further illustrated his point with a lengthy caption, writing, "I ain't going for it... Mr Trump, if u beat me u won...but I WILL NOT BE FOOLED!!! I know u got plans for my people that are contrary to OUR BEST INTERESTS. Make no mistake... WE AINT ON THE SAME SIDE. "
He continued, " Whatever U ARE,IM NOT!!!! Be CLEAR!!!! I have a family, I have children, I have ancestors that I WILL NOT LET DOWN. If me & mines ain't safe, if me & mines in danger.... Guess what??? It's gon take all my air to keep me from #Goin [up] Heh... U Have No Idea. May God Be with U sir. Have a nice day Mr. Trump."
T.I. announced his support for Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders last week, encouraging his followers to vote in the primaries. This comes months after the rapper came under fire for disparaging remarks he made geared toward any woman who may ever consider someday running for president.
"Not to be sexist but, I can’t vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman...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," he said in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid. "And I sure would hate to just set off a nuke."
He later apologized for his remarks, tweeting, "My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong. I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended."