Rapper TI: Why a Woman President Is a Terrible Idea

He quickly apologized for controversial comments
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 13, 2015 2:54 PM CDT
Rapper TI: Why a Woman President Is a Terrible Idea
Rapper TI performs at HOT 97's "The Tip Off" at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, Feb 12, 2015, in New York.   (Photo by Scott Roth/Invision/AP)

Rapper TI doesn't want to be sexist, but... Yes, that's how the musician started a quote during an interview with Sirius XM DJ Whoo Kid when asked about Hillary Clinton's presidential bid, the Huffington Post reports. "Not to be sexist but, I can’t vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman," TI said. "Just because, every other position that exists, I think a woman could do well. But the president? It’s kinda like, I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally—they make very permanent, cemented decisions—and then later, it’s kind of like it didn’t happen, or they didn’t mean for it to happen. And I sure would hate to just set off a nuke." If you're currently thinking, "Um, wow," we should mention that in the rapper's defense, he later issued an unconditional apology.

But first, he continued: "[Other leaders] will not be able to negotiate the right kinds of foreign policy; the world ain’t ready yet. I think you might be able to the Loch Ness Monster elected before you could [get a woman]." That aforementioned apology came on Twitter Tuesday: "My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong. I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended." As Vibe reports, TI also discussed Donald Trump's presidential bid during the Sirius interview, noting that though he admires Trump as a businessman, "you know, his racist remarks and all of his off-color statements and all that s--- it makes it impossible to be completely supportive of him." (A female CEO made basically the same argument about female presidents earlier this year.)

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