Sunday, November 27, 2011

T.I. VIBE Interview: US Didn't Kill Osama, Gay People "Too Sensitive" and 50 Cent Can Shut-Up


Your Black Gossip reports:

Self-Proclaimed "King of the South, Clifford "T.I." Harris, fresh out of the bing and back on Atlanta's throne, graces the Dec 2011/Jan 2012 cover of VIBE Magazine, and oh what an interview it is.

On Osama Bin Ladin, T.I. had this to say:

"The conversation shifts from Muammar Gaddafi’s death—which occurred five days prior—to Osama Bin Laden’s assassination to both Eastern giant’s once empowered relationship with the U.S. government. “It’s like everybody that the U.S. was besties with, years later they’re the worst person in the world,” says Tip. "My question is what character traits do they possess now that they didn’t possess when y’all were besties? What made it go astray, and who’s to say they were on the dishonest end of that?”

VIBE:  So you’re skeptical about the legitimacy of Osama’s death?

T.I.: Man, I’m a conspiracy theorist by nature. You can’t experience the federal penal system and not be somewhat skeptical. 


On comedian Tracy Morgan and homophobia in the United States, Tip held no punches:

Man, I will say this, the funniest joke I ever heard Tracy say during a stand-up was, ‘C’mon man, I think gay people are too sensitive. If you can take a dick, you can take a joke.’ [Cracks up laughing.] That shit was funny to me. And it’s kind of true.’

Though T.I. is supportive of the LGBTQ community, he makes it clear that he thinks they need to develop a think skin along with equality:

“They’re like,‘If you have an opinion against us, we’re gonna shut you down,’" T.I. said. " ...That’s not American. If you’re gay you should have the right to be gay in peace, and if you’re against it you should have the right to be against it in peace."


On 50 Cent saying that wife Tiny should have taken the recent drug charge for him, T.I. challenged the rapper's right to be in his business and insinuated that the rapper doesn't know the definition of a man:

“I’ma tell you, 50 Cent and anybody else, we not gonn’a  have no discussion about what my ole lady should’a, would’a, couda done for anything as it pertains to me,” begins his rant. “We ain’t gonn’a do that. I’m the only one in my family that’s gonna take a lick when it pertains to the legal system. Since me, none of my other family members have seen a jail cell. Nobody. I’m the last one. The buck stops here. I feel that a person that stands behind [his woman for a criminal charge] is a coward anyway.”

VIBE: I doubt she would have gotten any time.

T.I.: She wasn’t gonna catch it period, ’cause I’m there. That wasn’t even a consideration. Even if she asked me to I would’ve been like, “Nah, you trippin’. “ 

VIBE: So you didn’t feel you were more valuable to your family, employees and business partners on the street

T.I.: That’s a discussion between me and another man. Not with the mother of my children. Not with the nurturer of my household.

Well, tell 'em how you really feel, T.I. "It's the King!"


Anonymous said...

A REAL MAN IS STANDING TALL..."TI".....and thats what African American have to say.

Anonymous said...

He sounded like the "old" TI and I'm happy for him. This Fed bid did something to him. Go TI! Just don't get too crazy TIP. Focus on that money! And Tiny has always been and will ever be a Platinum Plus 5 Star Chick. Yea. Tiny and Keyshia Cole. Peace Out To Monica!

Anonymous said...

hmmmm! I like how he take consideration for his girl!

Lydia Qeenie B said...

TI, MUAMMAR GADDAFI never had any real relationship with the US. America has alway tried to kill this man. NOW Osama Bin ladin, use to be George W Bush employer. Not employee, BUT his boss. Now the answer to your question is this. Bin Ladin, Hussein, Noriega,and even Hitler, were being paid by old money rich American family, including George bush's father & grand father, PRESCOTT BUSH & George Herbert Walker. CON'S on top of CON'S And like any owner of a dog that bites is a time to kill the dog. and that's all that was. Remember America was built by Cons, kidnappers,drug runners & theives! WHAT YOU EXPECT FROM THE DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND!!

Anonymous said...

a married man is in a completely different situation than a man with a girlfriend. ya dig. For any man to even entertain a thought of allowing his wife and the mother of his children to take a charge for him, needs to learn a bit more before he should make a comment regarding what should be done in this situation. I take off my hat to TI. For the line that he took in an already bad situation, i also commend him on the degree of growth that he has displayed since his release. a fool at 40 or (50) is a fool for ever! word!