T.I. is also making an appearance on Vibe’s year end issue, and in his interview with the magazine the newly freed rapper talked about equal rights among Americans, and the criticism leveled at his wife Tiny for not taking his drug charge.
Read excerpts from the interview below.
On gay rights and free speech:
“Man, I will say this, the funniest joke I ever heard Tracy [Morgan] say during a stand-up was, ‘C’mon man, I think gay people are too sensitive. If you can take a d**k, you can take a joke.’ [Cracks up laughing.] That s**t was funny to me. And it’s kind of true.”
He continued, “They’re like,‘If you have an opinion against us, we’re gonna shut you down.’ … That’s not American. If you’re gay you should have the right to be gay in peace, and if you’re against it you should have the right to be against it in peace.”
On people criticizing Tiny for not taking the drug charge:
“I’ma tell you, 50 Cent and anybody else, we not gonn’a have no discussion about what my ole lady should’a, would’a, couda done for anything as it pertains to me,” he says. “We ain’t gonn’a do that. I’m the only one in my family that’s gonna take a lick when it pertains to the legal system. Since me, none of my other family members have seen a jail cell. Nobody. I’m the last one. The buck stops here. I feel that a person that stands behind [his woman for a criminal charge] is a coward anyway.”
VIBE: I doubt she would have gotten any time.
T.I.: She wasn’t gonna catch it period, ’cause I’m there. That wasn’t even a consideration. Even if she asked me to I would’ve been like, “Nah, you trippin’.“
So do you agree with T.I.? Let us know in the comment section. The Vibe year end issue hits the stands December 6th.