T.I. Wants Everyone to Leave Michael Jackson Alone
T.I. speaks out once again, and this time, he's doing so to question Michael Jackson-focused conversations after the release of HBO's Leaving Neverland documentary. Last night (March 6), Tip posted an audio clip of an interview Jackson did with British journalist Piers Morgan in 1999 on Instagram and denounced what he feels is the attack on Jackson's legacy.
"Pierce Morgan a real one for this. Let this man speak for himself to defend his legacy," T.I. wrote in his caption, which applauded Morgan. "Don’t just listen to one side and expect to find truth. Oh that’s right...Dead men can’t speak. So what was the point again? Destroy another strong black historical LEGEND?!?! It’s several examples of pedophilia in American History... if y’all pulling up all our old shit... we gotta examine ELVIS PRESLEY, HUGH HEPHNER,and a whole slew of others guilty of the same if not more!!! BUT WHY US all the time? There’s an agenda to destroy OUR CULTURE. #KingsThoughts"
After advocating for rapper Tay-K and families separated at the U.S southern border in the past, it's never a shock to see the Atlanta rapper call something out when he feels like it's hypocritical. On his recent diss track aimed at boxer Floyd Mayweather, Tip asserts that the boxer, who openly supported Gucci amid their Blackface controversy, doesn't care to support people less fortunate than himself.
"You act like no more poor people struggling after you, like you were the last/Nigga you trash," Tip spits. "You wouldn't never get big as you is, if the folk in the hood wasn't supporting your ass/See them same people that's taking a stand, give you the chance, you showing your ass/I don't give a fuck how much money you have/What did you do with it? How did you use it, to make an impact and influence the world for the better?"
Check out T.I.'s defense of the late Michael Jackson below.
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