Grammy Award winning rapper T.I. doesn’t believe that a woman should become president, according to an interview he gave Monday on the “The Whoolywood Shuffle” radio show.
“Not to be sexist, I can’t vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman,” he confessed. “Just because every other position that exists, I think a woman could do well. But the president, it’s kind of 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.”
The rapper suggested that if a woman were to be elected president, she would be incapable of producing proper results: “You will not be able to negotiate the right kinds of foreign policy. The world ain’t ready yet.”
T.I., born Clifford Harris, Jr., referred to Hillary Clinton as a “big vagina to be putting in office,” and that a mythological creature would have a better chance of getting to the White House than a woman.
He later apologized for his remarks on Tuesday, tweeting “My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong. I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended.”
During the same interview, T.I. also expressed his would-be support for GOP front-runner Donald Trump, if not for his racist remarks. He admitted that he believed the real estate tycoon would be the best candidate to improve the country’s economy, pointing to Trump’s business prowess as proof.
“I feel he is the best showman of them all,” T.I. said. “And I do feel that if he is sincerely concerned about the economy of America and the working public, he would be the best person to flip the money that we have, take it and flip it.”
The Atlanta-born rapper continued, clarifying that he could never unequivocally support the candidate: “His racist remarks, all of his off-color statements, it makes it impossible to be, like, completely supportive of him. But just knowing what he’s done for business, for himself, if he intends to do that for America, it would be beneficial. But I can’t cast no vote for him.”