T.I. Calls Floyd Mayweather ‘Irresponsible, Inconsiderate & Insensitive’
T.I. is not a fan of the recent comments that Floyd Mayweather Jr. made about ‘All Lives Matter‘ and police brutality. The rapper/actor posted a lengthy message to the retired boxer and noted that despite them falling out years ago (over T.I.’s wife Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris), his criticism is only to enlighten and educate him on the social injustice that some blacks have faced with police. He writes:
Yo, @floydmayweather all our past personal differences & opinions of each other aside…. This is socially irresponsible,inconsiderate,& insensitive. It mirrors delusional oblivion in a way only brainwashing tactics can achieve. This completely undermines & discredits the movements that fight for the plights of our people. You’re a leader whether you know it or not. Don’t get so lost in personal possession or individual achievement that you lose sight of the things that are larger than all of us. Freedom, equality, justice, human rights,qualities of life that have been withheld (or given out sparingly) from our people for generations (400 yrs approximately). A true champion is a man of the people. A true champion makes sacrifices for the people & takes a stand against injustices for those who may not be strong enough or able to do so. A true champion is great inside as well as out. There’s a difference in “Greatness” & being “Great” at something. “Greatness” isn’t a measure of your abilities & accomplishments, “Greatness” is a measure of your morals,integrity & principles throughout life. Oppression knows no neutral ground. Either you’re the oppressed,or you’re the oppressor. What side would you like to believe you’re on? While some will try to make this more critical than I hope for it to seem…it must be said. The world is watching. I have an obligation to myself & those who follow me to address this. Just know I ain’t looking to clown you,I’m just trying to enlighten you,hoping that with better insight you can use your powers for good. Respectfully…-King #USorELSE
As previously reported, earlier this week Mayweather made headlines when he stated during an interview:
I’m here to say all lives matter. You know, a lot of times, we get stuck, and we are followers. When you hear one person say, ‘black lives matter,’ or ‘blue lives matter,’ all lives matter.
Mayweather does not point the finger at police, but explains:
It’s not right what is going on in this world on both sides. What I learned from boxing and what everyone can take in real life is to follow directions, follow order. Don’t give nobody a hard time.
There are rules and regulations with everything.
When asked about the protests national anthem protests by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, he says,
Kaepernick needs to try and get the starting job. Stand up, and get the starting job. That’s what he needs to focus on.
I can’t knock him. If that’s what he believes in and the people stand behind him, so be it. He’s got the number one selling jersey, so it’s obvious he’s doing something right.
Watch the full interview below.
Do you agree with T.I.’s open letter to Mayweather?