By: Kyle MacLelland
In an interview this morning on the 'Whoolywood Shuffle' radio show, rapper T.I. put his foot in his mouth — big time. The rapper — who is a two-time guest on 'Larry King Now' — told DJ Whoo Kid the following:
“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 the Loch Ness Monster elected before you could [get a woman].”
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Since the story went viral, 'Tip" has apologized on Twitter...
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
His comments, however, have still elicited an outcry of condemnation on social media and beyond — including just now on the 'Ellen Show' where Pharrell publicly endorsed Hillary Clinton for President in 2016.
Larry King caught wind of T.I.'s thoughts on a female president and had the following to say:
'"I'm glad to see T.I. apologized for his remarks about a woman president. We have already seen some great women leaders around the world. There have been many, many strong women leaders in history. I personally wouldn't have a problem living in a country where the president is a woman. I also wouldn't have a problem with an LGBT candidate in the future. We should be examining candidates qualifications based on their experience and plan for this country, not by their gender.#ItsMy2Cents" — Larry King, October 13th, 2015
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