T.I. has a history of offering opposing viewpoints on controversial topics in pop culture, and when DaBaby became a pariah after his Rolling Loud Miami statements against HIV/AIDS and homosexual men, he went online.
Despite the fact that this issue has nothing to do with Lil Nas X, T.I. first claimed that if the “Industry Baby” rapper can do whatever he wants and live his truth, DaBaby should be free to as well.
Amber Rose, Bobby Lytes, Pose actor Indya Moore, and his legal adversary, Sabrina Peterson, were among the first to criticise him.
T.I. responded with a couple more statements on Wednesday, this time blaming the homosexual community of bullying musicians.
“Everyone is up in arms about what DaBaby said. I understand why people think it’s insensitive, and I agree with them” T.I. stated.
“I think you guys need to understand that rappers aren’t supposed to be sympathetic and soothe everyone’s feelings on stage. It’s a great location to go if you want to have a good time.”
Live performances, he noted, appear to be a secure haven where “everything is done in good fun.”
As a result, “If that’s the case, why do words elicit such an emotional response in people that they attempt to attack, villainize, demonise, crucify, condemn, and like, it’s like, now you’re bullying. We all spoke up on behalf of homosexuals, lesbians, and other members of the LGBT community because we thought it was ridiculous that you were being bullied.”
“However, I don’t believe any of us did that to give y,ou the impression that you now have the power to come in and intimidate us.”
People were sure to make their views heard once the statements were made.
“TI says the Gay Community are bullying rappers”
The Gays: pic.twitter.com/dV1Or83W8T
— ʜᴏɴᴇʏ ʙᴜɴᴄʜᴇꜱ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜʀᴏᴀᴛꜱ (@manivenuss) July 28, 2021
— NateLatto (@Nate_Luv) July 28, 2021
Boosie funny I fuk wit him but him and TI always commenting on shit that don’t involve them especially gay shit so when they say they dl I’m starting to believe it
— Cre (@IamCRE) July 28, 2021
Its showing me how much black people black men especially really REFUSE to come to the defense of Black LGBT+ but love to scream
“Your black before your gay”
Well show that dummies SHOW US that u stand in solidarity when people like Dababy, TI, and Boosie say dumb bitch shit https://t.co/YxKXnHq51T
— big jahq🦁 (@jahqnasty) July 28, 2021