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Monday, January 16, 2017

(Audio) T.I Writes Open Letter To Donald Trump In Rolling Stone

Posted by DJ Yeroc on 8:47 AM


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After penning a letter to President Obama in the New York Times, Tip points his view at the soon to be President, Donald Trump.

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T.I, who has always been an outspoken voice. asks the President Elect some important questions, expresses his concerns, and his overall message for what’s come and what is yet to be seen:

“Maybe I should take the time to share what many of US would like you to see. Should it ever at times seem as though WE are against YOU, I assure you it’s a result of YOU defining yourself as the representative for those who are and who always have been against US. The deck has always been stacked against US in this country. With every generation there has been strategic steps taken to oppress, imprison and control US. All we’ve ever wanted was equality and empathy as the historically disenfranchised citizens that we are, in a nation that we’ve contributed to just as much as anyone else who calls America their home.”

Tip than brought attention to the outrage that sparked with Colin Kaepernick’s “stand” when he took that infamous knee:

“We do so much as take a knee during the national anthem and it’s looked upon as Un-American. Yet and still, as many of US continue to live in life-threatening, unspeakable conditions with poisonous water systems, failing schools, broken criminal justice systems, lack of decent healthcare and affordable housing, all while scraping for a basic living wage many of US are still fighting to find our way.”

He than pointed out that those who create the negative forces in our society need to be held accountable more:

“One of the most prolific figures of all time, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. eloquently paraphrased Victor Hugo when asked about the turmoil and state of the Black community. He shared, “Where there is darkness, crimes will be committed. The guilty one is not merely he who commits the crime but he who caused the darkness.”

I can’t help but ask on behalf of all of US … how do we address and hold accountable those who create, allow and prolong the darkness?”

For him to end his campaing, T.I asked President Elect Trump one final question:

As we continue to go on together as a nation, I apologize in advance for the friction and hostility that inevitably comes with US feeling years of pain, neglect, resentment and not being heard. I am hopeful that we will not go and repeat the mistakes of the past. I am hopeful that we will all work to right our wrongs and become better men and women and a better nation.

In closing, I can’t help but ask one final question man to man. A simple yet profound question recently asked of me. “When the stage is dark and the lights and cameras are off … Who are you? And more importantly, who do you want to be?”

You can read the full story here and also hear the audio below which T.I read aloud:

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