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T.I. Takes A Jab At Floyd Mayweather's All Lives Matter Comment

"This completely undermines & discredits the movements that fight for the plights of our people."
The Grammy Award-winner deemed Mayweather's comments as “socially irresponsible, inconsiderate, & insensitive.
The Grammy Award-winner deemed Mayweather's comments as “socially irresponsible, inconsiderate, & insensitive.”

T.I. has decided to take an opposing stance against Floyd Mayweather’s controversial assertion that all lives matter in regards to the current state of U.S. race relations.

The Grammy ward-winner, who has had a past history of public disputes with the former boxing champion, posted a statement Wednesday on Instagram asserting that Mayweather’s comments were “socially irresponsible, inconsiderate, & insensitive.”

The Atlanta rapper went on to add, “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.”

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

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T.I.’s poignant statement comes on the heels of his powerful BET Hip Hop Awards performance on Oct. 4 where he addressed police brutality and the release of his latest EP, “Us or  Else,” which calls out issues surrounding social justice.

Prior to his appearance at Harry Belafonte’s social justice festival, “Many Rivers To Cross” on Oct. 1, the 36-year-old told the New York Times that he felt compelled to use his platform to address the police killings of black Americans, adding, “It just seemed all too consistent, all too repeated, all too ignored.”

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