T.I. Echoes Jay-Z’s Support For President Obama’s Stance on Same-Sex Marriage
Like Jay-Z, T.I. is in full support of President Obama's stance on same-sex marriage. The King made that perfectly clear during a visit with New York City's Hot 97 morning show on Thursday (May 17).
“To be absolutely honest with you, I don’t care," Tip said. "Okay, I mean…I don’t see what the big deal is, and why some people are so against it.” T.I. further explained his train of thought: “Why would you be so against it if it doesn’t affect you, or your lifestyle? You know what Im saying? I’m not in their world, it doesn’t affect me if they did or didn’t.”
Strongly supportive of the cause, the “Live Your Life” MC added: “I don’t care enough, one way or another. It something does affect you, you should not take a strong position against it.”
As XXL previously reported, Jay-Z first cosigned with Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama’s stance on same sex marriage in a recent sitdown interview with CNN.
“I mean, I always thought of it as something that’s still holding the country back,” said Hov about certain states still not allowing gay marriage. “What people do in their own homes is their business. You choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against Blacks. It’s discrimination plain and simple.”
When asked Jay was asked if he thought President Obama would lost out on votes because of his views on gay marriage, Hov referenced the bigger picture. “I think it’s the right thing to do, so whether it costs him votes or not, again it’s really not about votes,” he responded. “It’s about…people. So, whether it costs him votes or not, I think it’s the right thing to do as a human being."
During Thursday's interview, T.I. also pleaded the fifth when asked about the rumors circulating that Tiny is expecting another child. Instead, the King chose to plug in promo for Season 2 of his hit VH1 show, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle and his upcoming album, entitled, Trouble Man, which is scheduled to drop on September 4. —Christian Bonoan