Rapper T.I. may have to check with his daughter’s gynecologist every year to make sure she’s still a virgin, but once thing he is sure of — he’s not impressed with cancel culture. He says it’s “fake” and “convenient.”
“All this cancel culture, I think it’s fake,” he said on The Tamron Hall Show recently. “Like JAY-Z said, ‘first they hate you, then they love you, then they hate you again,” Tip said, reciting lyrics from Hov’s “Meet the Parents.”
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“You’ll keep wearing Gucci but you’ll cancel Kanye,” he said, referring to Gucci’s blackface sweater controversy from earlier this year. Tip added that though he doesn’t agree with Kanye’s political views, he still sees the fellow rapper as an artistic genius, and that cancel culture has become “convenient,” Complex reported.
T.I. also said of Kanye: “You’ll cancel, just since you used him, you’ll cancel someone like Kanye, now I don’t agree with his views, there are a lot of things he say, a lot of positions and perspectives he speak from that I have no agreeance with, but that’s not going to take away from the fact that he is a phenomenal artist and he makes great music. “But you will cancel him but at the same time when someone like Gucci does Blackface then you’re cool with that, so you’ll keep wearing Gucci but you’ll cancel Kanye.”
When Hall offered that those who were “canceling” Ye were his former Black fans, Tip replied, “It’s easier to tear a black man down because another Black man will help you.”
Even Barack Obama touched on cancel culture recently when he said during an interview: “I do get this sense sometimes among young people… [that] the way for me to make change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people and that’s enough,” Obama said. “That’s not activism.”