T.I. Calls For Blackout On July 7th: Nobody Spend Sh*t On This Day!
Rapper T.I. is another public figure outraged by the killings of black people from the hands of a Police Officer. T.I. has never had an issue holding back his thoughts on topics pertaining to the black community, nor has be had an issue with pushing for boycotts to show the impact of losing money from thousands of persons of color.
In a post on his Instagram page, the rapper called for all POC, to join him on July 7th, by not spending any money. He wrote,
“Nobody spend SHIT on this day?? IF you Give AF about the murders,lynchings,& oppression of people of color!!! #USorELSE??#BlackoutDay2020 #July7th”
This isn’t the first boycott T.I. has been apart of, in September of 2019 T.I. was a leader in bringing down luxury brand Gucci when an offensive ad was published online. Reportedly, the boycott caused the brand to experience a quarterly drop in North American sales; the which was the first time ever, since 2016.
At the time, he wrote:
“Also I thought to myself & now I’ll share my thought with you guys just imagine what we could do IF we REALLY stuck together ?? We could bring any corporation (or candidate) to it’s knees and MAKE THEM RESPECT US…WE CAN FORCE THEM TO VALUE OUR LIVES, CULTURE, & OUR HERITAGE IF WE JUST STAYED SOLID…IF WE WERE TO UNITE & STAND UP TOGETHER AGAINST ANYONE OR ANYTHING THAT OPPOSES US WE’D TRULY BE UNSTOPPABLE ?? In closing I’ll remind you all of your POWER…& ask you to remember… that it ain’t what’s on ya, it’s what’s in ya that truly matters when ya get through…,That’s all I wanted to say…thx for reading.”
In January of this year T.I. called for the boycott TMZ after the site reported that T.I.’s sister Precious Harris, 66, who died in March, had cocaine in her system, resulting in her untimely death. According to the media outlet, Harris reportedly had high amounts of cocaine in her system, which triggered a heart arrhythmia while she was driving, resulting in a car crash. She died a short time later. T.I. lashed out at the site, causing them to issue an apology T.I.’s family,
“Earlier Thursday, we posted a story about T.I.’s sister, Precious Harris Chapman, and reported the Medical Examiner’s official findings on her cause of death … we were wrong to do it.
T.I. and his family are hurt and furious, and they have a point.”
The rapper/activist has also issued a call to action in the past to put and end to the inhumane conditions of the Mississippi State Penitentiary, by using his social media platform to raise awareness,
“The death toll at Parchman continues to rise. How long must we wait for Mississippi lawmakers to address this crisis? CALL NOW: 888-887-9480…FIVE MISSISSIPPI INMATES HAVE BEEN KILLED IN A WEEK, SEVERAL OTHERS INJURES, AND THE CONDITIONS ARE INHUMANE, OFFICIALS SAY. NOW TWO ARE MISSING…”
What are your thoughts on T.I.’s latest boycott? Will you be joining in? Lets us know in the comments!