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T.I. Says The Gay Community Is Bullying Rappers

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 03: (L-R) Rapper Jeezy and T.I. attend Official Big Game Kick Off Hosted by Trey Songz + Jeezy at Gold Room on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)

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ATLANTA, GA – FEBRUARY 03: (L-R) Rapper Jeezy and T.I. attend Official Big Game Kick Off Hosted by Trey Songz + Jeezy at Gold Room on February 3, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)

The public’s reaction to DaBaby’s Rolling Loud comments receives more commentary from the hip hop star who believes rappers are getting bullied..

T.I. has used his platform for getting out certain messages out to the public. DaBaby who has received serious backlash for his statement towards  those affected by HIV/AIDS and gay men, has T.I. believing he needs to stand up for his fellow rappers online over being bullied.
Lil Nas X has been the center of attention in the last few months and T.I. spoke on if the “Satan Shoes” rapper could do as he pleases and live his truth, then DaBaby should be able to do the same. He was soon hit with backlash, including blistering responses from Amber Rose, Bobby Lytes, Pose actress Indya Moore, and his legal foe, Sabrina Peterson.

The Atlanta hip hop artist returned to social media on Wednesday July 29th to address that the  gay community is harassing rappers. “Everyone up in arms and upset about what DaBaby said. I understand people saying that they feel that it’s insensitive,” said T.I. “I think you guys have to understand that on stage, that’s not the place that rappers go to be sensitive and soothe everybody’s feelings. It’s a place to go to have a good time.”

He added that live concerts seem like a safe space and it’s “all done in fun.” So, “if that is the case, why do words cause such a visceral reaction that will lead to someone trying to attack, villainize, demonize, crucify, condemn and like, it’s, that sh*t is like, now you bullying. We all stood up on behalf of gays and lesbians and people in the gay community because we thought it was some bullsh*t for y’all to have to be bullied.”

“But I don’t think any of us did that to feel like you would now have the authority to come and bully us.” The comments didn’t go over well and people made sure to let their voices be heard. Check it out below.