Fresh-out-of-jail rapper T.I. has already managed to violate his intellectual parole, angering a lot of folks with his latest remarks in the December issue of VIBE Magazine that some are calling homophobic:
“Man, I will say this, the funniest joke I ever heard Tracy say during a stand-up was, ‘C’mon man, I think gay people are too sensitive. If you can take a dick, you can take a joke.’ [Cracks up laughing.] That shit was funny to me. And it’s kind of true.”
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As if seeming to sense the oncoming outrage he tried to defend his previous statement with:
“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.’”
Whoever his p.r. manager is, they just hit pay dirt. It won’t be easy for T.I. to rhyme his way out of this one.