Whether he’s calling fellow rapper Lil’ Wayne out for ignorance or dropping bars about the #BlackLivesMatter movement, we all know we can count on T.I for some social consciousness when needed. The “King of the South” appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! Thursday night to talk how he’s coping with the results of the election and the part he played in a protest that was taking place at the Trump Towers in NYC while he recorded in a nearby studio.
The rapper said he heard about the movement on the news and decided to “walk around there” and participate. He says his presence was less about fanfare and more about protestors’ appreciation for his message.
He explained to the talk show host:
“Nobody in their right mind can ever assume that just gathering and going somewhere and showing your incredible disdain for a decision that the nation has made that that will actually do anything immediately. I voted and I’ve done everything that I could prior to now, but after the decision of the election happened, I just want to be able to look my kids in the eyes and make sure that they know that I did everything that the Constitution allowed me to do to show my objection to this decision.”
He also talked a bit about his upcoming project Us or Else which he says is a protest album:
“It’s protesting against police brutality. 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 communities with no accountability whatsoever. I just really want to see the nation head in a better direction.”
Global Grind reports T.I. took to social media to apologize to the Obamas shortly after the election results were announced Wednesday morning:
If one thing is for sure, T.I. won’t be taking this election lightly. Watch his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! below: