Political dispositions are encouraged, but tend to come with backlash if one’s thoughts fully thought through. Especially if you are a celebrity or public figure.
Case in point: T.I.'s contradictory stance on Hilary Clinton as the potential commander-in-chief. In a recent sit-down with DJ Whoo Kid, T.I. divulged his thoughts on Clinton running for the presidency and how the thought of a woman occupying the office isn’t one he can necessarily stand behind.
“Not to be sexist but, I can’t vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman,” he said. “Just because, every other position that exists, I think a woman could do well. But the president? 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. And I sure would hate to just set off a nuke. [Other leaders] will not be able to negotiate the right kinds of foreign policy; the world ain’t ready yet. I think you might be able to get the Lochness Monster elected before you could [get a woman].”
With regards to opposing candidate Donald Trump, T.I. points to his abilities as a businessman and personal endeavors.
“He’s interesting and I feel his the best showman of them all. And I do feel that if he is sincerely concerned about the economy of America and the working public, he would be the best person to flip the money that we have […] But you know, his racist remarks and all of his off-color statements and all that sh-t it makes it impossible to be completely supportive of him. But just knowing what he’s done for business for himself, if he intends to do that for America, it would be beneficial. But I can’t cash no vote for him.”
Clearly, T.I. wasn’t in his most direct and rational thoughts, because he immediately apologized via Twitter, saying:
My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong. I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended.— T.I. (@Tip) October 13, 2015
T.I.’s comments come on the heels of Pharrell giving his stamp of endorsement to Hilary Clinton.