TI supports gay marriage and people minding their own business when it comes to what others prefer in the bedroom.
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
After President Obama recently announced his support for gay marriage, the black community has become even more divided on the polarizing issue that has been a hot debate in the last decade of politics. Struggling with Obama’s new shift in political stance the most would be the black church, with the varying attitudes on the subject even coming down to generational and the more apparent age gaps regarding social beliefs. There should be no surprise that the majority of Hip Hop royalty will be backing the 44th President of the United States again, as he runs for re-election into a second term. So the recent endorsements of gay marriage and President Obama at the hands of TI and Jay Z can’t be labeled as earth shattering political gains.
However, rapper TI raised eyebrows with some statements he made at a recent interview when the segment got political.
When asked about his own personal views regarding gay marriage, the Atlanta rapper said the following during RapFix Live:
“Just to speak honestly and being frank, I don’t care. I think that if a matter doesn’t affect your daily life, you shouldn’t take a hard stand on it. If it’s not something that directly affects you, if it doesn’t affect you, what difference does it make to you what other people are doing with their lives? I don’t think that’s a hard question. I think that you should be able to do whatever you want to do. I don’t see how it matters one way or another.”
The rapper’s comments bring to the surface the sentiments of many of the less religious gay-marriage supporters who feel the religious shouldn’t push their beliefs onto others.
What are your thoughts on TI’s recent remarks on gay marriage? Agree or disagree?