In the wake of many protests happening across America, T.I. is taking a moment to acknowledge women who have been affected by police brutality.
For his post to Instagram on Sunday (June 7), Tip shared a photo of Pamela Turner, Breonna Taylor, Korryn Gaines, Shantel Davis, Atatiana Jefferson and Sandra Bland, who all suffered at the hands of law enforcement. “We must do better,” he wrote as his caption.
T.I.’s touching post came after he attended George Floyd’s memorial on June 4 alongside Ludacris, Kevin Hart and more. Last month, the late 46-year-old died of asphyxia, which was caused by ex-officer Derek Chauvin kneeling on the former’s neck for more than eight minutes during an arrest in Minneapolis.
In addition to using his platform to speak out against injustices, the ATL actor is also handling legal issues. Last month, T.I.’s team revealed their plan to take action against Donald Trump for using the rapper’s song “Whatever You Like” without permission.
“Trump and his team (out of desperation for his campaign) have circulated a campaign video post throughout social media that includes the unauthorized use of T.I.’s song ‘Whatever You Like’ along with edited images of him and Joe Biden,” the statement to HotNewHipHop read. “The video distorts lyrics from his No. 1 charting song by misrepresenting the lyrics through text language and distortion of his recorded voice.”
The statement continued, “It goes without saying that T.I. would not in any way ever support the divisive policies and destructive propaganda of Trump. The people of our country deserve far better than this. Be clear, he does not authorize it or consent to the use of his song to falsely suggest any endorsement of President Trump or to attack Joe Biden. It is sad, but expected that this President would stoop so low to use his property without authority to manipulate the community. T.I.’s legal team and media partners are already moving expeditiously to block this unauthorized use and set the record straight in no uncertain terms!”
Take a look at T.I.’s post below.