By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
Rapper T.I. has never been one to mince words, and in the light of George Zimmerman being found not guilty for the murder of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin, many celebrities are speaking out and taking a stand against what they feel is an injustice. While some celebrities are boycotting the state of Florida for its infamous Stand Your Ground law and showing up to rallies in honor of Trayvon Martin, others are speaking out and letting their feelings be known. While many can agree Trayvon’s parents Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin have been exceptional and very honorable throughout what they feel is a nightmare, most can admit they probably couldn’t have done the same. In fact, rapper T.I. got very raw in his recent interview with Power 98 Morning Maddhouse and he said if Trayvon was his son, he would be the one on trial because he would have put justice in his own hands and killed Zimmerman. He says:
“My hat goes off to the Martin family, because if it was me and my child, there wouldn’t have been no trial. ’d have been on trial. It would’ve been the trial of the father who killed the man who killed [his child]. That would have been my story. My hat goes off because [the Martin family] are much more clear and level-headed thinkers than [myself].”
While the rapper is catching a lot of heat for his comments, he doesn’t seem to be fazed at all by the backlash.