TI says rappers are harassed by gay community

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TI said on Wednesday that rappers were “intimidated” by the gay community. He made his remarks after fellow rapper DaBaby was criticized for speaking out against people living with HIV at the Rolling Loud Festival last Sunday.

“Now I understand people say they think it’s insensitive. I think you have to understand that on stage is not the place where rappers are going to be sensitive and assuage everyone’s feelings, ”TI said on Instagram Live, defending DaBaby. “If so, why do the words elicit such a visceral reaction that will lead someone to try to attack, to villain, to demonize, to crucify, to condemn?

He continued, “This shit is… Now you’re intimidating. We all stood up for gays and lesbians and members of the gay community because we thought they were bulls – you all have to be hassled. But I don’t think any of us did that to feel like you now have the power to come and intimidate us.

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The Atlanta-based rapper also spoke to comedian Zo and said he believed Da Baby’s comments were only part of his show and were never meant to offend. “I’m not trying to excuse anything. I’m just trying to explain how this might get mixed up with some confusion.

“It’s a good time to learn. It is time for you to understand some things about us and for us to understand some things about you.

TI’s DaBaby backing also prompted him to target “Industry Baby” artist Lil Nas X. On July 26, he commented on a post about DaBaby on the popular Instagram account The Shade Room, in which he wrote: “If Lil Nas X can kick it shit in peace … so should dababy [man shrugging emoji] #equality.”

Da Baby posted an apology for his comments via Twitter on Tuesday.

“Anyone who has ever been affected by AIDS / HIV has a right to be upset, what I said was insensitive even though I have no intention of offending anyone. So my apologies “, he tweeted Tuesday.

“But the LGBT community… I’m not cheating on you, am I. all your business is your business.

He apologized following considerable backlash from social media users as well as celebrities, such as Elton John, Dua Lipa and Amber Rose.

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