Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., known professionally as rapper T.I. and/or Tip, has never been a role model.
Regardless of how you feel about the actual quality of his music, that much is basically inarguable.
T.I. has been arrested multiple times throughout his life, being busted for everything from manufacturing and distributing drugs to the battery of a law enforcement officer.
To be fair, everyone makes mistakes. Some make more mistakes than others, but that is life.
But if you have as seedy of a history as T.I. does, it’s best not to judge others for doing something as simple as visiting the White House. You know, the whole throwing stones in glass houses thing.
Yet, that’s exactly what T.I. chose to do, joining the hysterical far-left mobs criticizing Kanye West’s highly-publicized meeting with President Donald Trump.
T.I. took to his Instagram account to blast the meeting between the two. We won’t show the post because of the profanity it contains, but if you wish to see it in its entirety, click here.
“Now I’ve been extremely patient and made it a point to not jump to any premature conclusions about (Kanye and) his antics,” T.I. said, without a hint of irony.
The irony of it all would only get worse.
“This is the most repulsive, disgraceful, embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of one’s soul to gain power I’ve ever seen,” T.I. said in his post.
Despite ending his Instagram rant with “This is my stop, I’m officially DONE!!!!” the Atlanta-based rapper was far from it.
T.I.’s next move was the most repulsive, disgraceful, embarrassing act of desperation and auctioning off of one’s soul to gain popularity I’ve ever seen. Why does that sound so familiar?
T.I. posted a short music video to his Twitter account. Due to the nature of the content in the video, we will not link to it or publish it here.
The music video shows Trump leaving the White House, as T.I. goes into the Oval Office. From there, a Melania Trump lookalike, complete with her infamous “I Really Don’t Care Do U?” jacket, walks into the Oval Office. The faux-Melania then proceeds to strip off all of her clothes before helping T.I. vandalize the White House.
The music video deservedly drew the ire of Melania Trump’s director of communications, Stephanie Grisham.
— Stephanie Grisham (@StephGrisham45) October 13, 2018
“How is this acceptable?” Grisham asked, before using the hashtags “disgusting” and “boycottT.I.” to drive her point home.
To answer Grisham’s question, it’s not acceptable. Regardless of how you feel about the Trump administration, nobody deserves to be smeared like that. Comparing the first lady to a stripper is beyond reproach.
Kanye West’s actions in visiting the White House has visibly upset many on the left. That’s the nature of politics in 2018.
T.I.’s actions in attacking a mother, wife and first lady of the United States should upset anyone with a semblance of a moral compass. That should just be human nature.
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