Vibe magazine chose The King of the South, T.I to cover their year end issue. Inside, he talks about everything from Bin Laden’s death being a hoax, Americans first amendment rights and his belief that the gay community can be sensitive at times. Tip also became a little defensive while addressing the criticism his wife Tiny received for not taking any drug charges, which he served time in prison for. Check out an excerpt below:
On The legitimacy of Osama’s death
If that really happened…. Man, I’m a conspiracy theorist by nature. You can’t experience the federal penal system and not be somewhat skeptical.
T.I. on all Americans having equal rights
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 d*ck, you can take a joke.’ [Cracks up laughing.] That sh*t was funny to me. And it’s kind of true.’ While T.I. makes clear that he supports anyone’s sexual preference, he then connects, in his opinion, a current oversensitivity among gay people with a consequential and ironic offense of the First Amendment. “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.’