T.I. has taken a lot of hits with many in the Black community, mostly for unleashing Iggy Azalea to the public and calling her music, “hip hop.” And every once in a while, in order to defend her, T.I. has received many side-eyes from Black people and has indeed been dragged on social media.
According to B. Scott, When T.I. took the stage this weekend at the Triumph Awards, he addressed police brutality in a spoken word performance.
“United we stand/Because we created a hashtag for Sandra Bland. Jumped off the front of the ship and dove into the Internet waves/Swimming with DMs, likes, comments/Not noticing how much it makes us slaves/Chained by man-made device small enough to fit into the palm of our hand/I guess that’s made it easy to swipe to the left and scroll to the next/And forget about Sandra Bland.”
But T.I. also appeared to not be necessarily here for the Black Lives Matter social media activism as the second verse of the performance included:
“If you think solely making them a trending topic is going to solve them/Then you are a part of the problem.”
Do you think T.I. has a performance about social media activism or is it necessary for the times we’re in and he and others just don’t get that it is a part of the movement?
Watch T.I.’s performance below and let us know what you think in the comments.
T.I., French Montana, J. Cole, & More Perform At Power 106's Cali Christmas Concert (PHOTOS)
1. T.I. performs some old and newer hits at Power 106's Cali Christmas concert.1 of 11
2. J. Cole performs for a packed crowd at Cali Christmas just before his album '2014 Forest Hills Drive' dropped.2 of 11
3. Trey Songz sings to the ladies at Power 106's Cali Christmas concert.3 of 11
4. Khloe hit the red carpet to join in on the fun at Power 106's Cali Christmas concert.4 of 11
5. Oh God! Big Sean performs his biggest hits at Power 106's Cali Christmas.5 of 11
6. Haan! French Montana puts on a set filled with older and newer hits at Cali Christmas.6 of 11
7. T.I. and Mando hit up the Cali Christmas concert red carpet.7 of 11
8. Tinashe gets '2 On' at Power 106 Cali Christmas concert in Inglewood.8 of 11
9. Ty Dolla $ign puts on a dope set at Power 106's Cali Christmas concert.9 of 11
10. Kid Ink performs his hits from this past year at Power 106's Cali Christmas concert.10 of 11
11. Mila J shows off her tomboy style at Power 106's Cali Christmas concert.11 of 11
T.I. Takes A Stand Against Police Brutality In Powerful Spoken Word Performance [VIDEO] was originally published on hellobeautiful.com