T.I. said he’s not a fan of cancel culture and explained why. The Grand Hustle rapper discussed the subject on the “Tamron Hall Show” when he stopped there on Tuesday. And he used people’s decision not to support Kanye West any longer as an example.
Because a lot of folks said they’d no longer buy the Chicago producer’s music due to his ongoing support of Donald Trump and making off-the-wall statements like “slavery was a choice.”
Tip initially blasted West for his Trump support, but then he joined him in the studio to record a song called “Ye vs. the People,” where the Chicago rapper explained why he likes the president. T.I. represented the people in the song and their frustration with West.
Plus, just last month, the “Rubber Band Man” attended West’s “Sunday service” in Atlanta and on Instagram wrote, “No matter what go on…He’s Always gon be my brother ✊🏽”
Tip also said something similar to Hall about the GOOD Music artist, and he also believes the cancel culture isn’t real.
“I think it’s fake,” he told Hall, who agreed with him. “Like Jay-Z said, first they hate you, then they love you, then they hate you again. … Now, I don’t agree with his views [West’s]. … But that’s not going to take away from the fact that he’s a phenomenal artist and he makes great music.”
Tip then brought up Gucci releasing its black wool balaclava sweater earlier this year that many said looked like blackface. The Atlanta lyricist called for a boycott back then, although plenty of rappers never stopped wearing their Gucci items.
“You’ll cancel him but at the same time someone like Gucci does blackface, you cool with that. You’ll keep wearing Gucci but you’ll cancel Kanye. I just think it’s convenient.” And in August, T.I. slammed the cancel culture once more after many came down on Jay-Z for working with the NFL on its entertainment and social justice causes.