WATCH: And Now, a Few More Words from T.I. on Women and Politics
“Oprah you’ve been to my house before. You know me better than that.”
T.I.’s mini apology tour continued on Thursday when the rapper took to Facebook to share a two and a half minute video. Before he issued another apology for saying women are not suitable for the White House’s most powerful role, Tip assured his fans his words were all from his heart.
“Look in the room, there are no PR people. Nobody telling me what to say, nobody has written anything down for me,” he cautions without explaining why he also might have a bad case of vertical video syndrome.
Here are some choice quotes. Feel free to enjoy the whole apology thing, below.
“I wanna say I apologize to the woman that I know and that know me. My mother. My wife, my daughters, my cousins my nieces my sisters, my aunties. “
“I know that my daughters as well as your daughters can lead this nation as well as any other nation as long as they apply themselves and educate themselves and motivate themselves to do so.”
“I was on a platform, DJ Whoo Kid, where we say a lot of outrageous things, talk about a lot of taboo topics, have a lot of barbershop talk, say some things that are borderline inappropriate, borderline offensive for more laughs and shock value. We’ve done this several times before about several other things. However this time I reached for a joke that was in very poor taste using a stereotype associated to women that I should not have done. That is not a reflection of how I feel that is not a reflection of who I am.”
“I am holding myself accountable, saying if I said anything that was hurtful and inappropriate, I apologize. My intention was only to be humorous, not to disrespect in any way.”
T.I. issued his first apology via Twitter on Wednesday when his radio interview made headlines:
My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong. I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended.
— T.I. (@Tip) October 13, 2015
Oprah then publicly told him to “hush your mouth.”
ClarityI’m being told to be quiet & just let this pass…. Nah that aint quite ME. So,heres my apology for my jokes that I made on DJ Whoo Kids radio show. My words WERE NOT meant to be taken so literally. Never saw Whoo Kids show as a social/political platform. However Apologize none the less.
Posted by T.I. on Thursday, October 15, 2015