T.I. has more to say about Candace Owens.
Things got heated at our Revolt Summit panel “Trap the Vote: Hip Hop & Politics” last Saturday (Sept. 14) in Atlanta. In fact, T.I. and American conservative commentator Candace Owens had a passionate exchange while voicing their opposing opinions.
Tip has since expounded on his thoughts on Owens’ political beliefs. “Let me start off saying she’s a sister and I support her brilliance—understanding that she’s a sister that happens to be using her brilliance adversely,” T.I. said on Big Boy’s Neighborhood. “I’m not necessarily against her personally but a lot of views and a lot of the rhetoric that she spews is dangerous.”
The Atlanta rapper continued, “I’m not saying every black person has to be a Democrat… I’m not speaking on behalf of or in support of the Democratic party or the Republic party. I’m speaking for fair, righteous and decent. There’s just certain things that you have to understand you can’t say… I don’t want it to come off in any way disrespectful or it’s a me against her thing. It’s a me against what she’s saying thing—a me against what I feel she’s representing type thing.”
T.I. also shared his thoughts on Black people who support Trump. “I think it’s a bit self-serving,” he said. “I think they see what they can gain from the administration. Don’t get me wrong, if you make a little money, there are some perks. I’m not gonna argue against the perks.”
Tip added, “But at the same time, I’m not going to pretend that this shit is right because I know it isn’t… And if I ever had a decision to make where you can keep these perks if these people stay in office or you may lose the perks, but you’ll have fair representation for the greater good of all, then I’ma go with the fair representation for the greater good of all.”
As previously reported, T.I. and Owens debated President Trump’s slogan, “Make America Great Again.” Tip questioned which era of America Trump was referring to. He targeted his question directly at Owens and asked, “When you say ‘Make America Great Again,’ which period are we talking about? The period when women couldn’t vote, the period when we were hanging from trees, or the crack era? Which period in America are you trying to make America like again?”