Rapper T.I. has apologised after suggesting he won’t be voting to elect Hillary Clinton as America’s next leader – because she’s a woman.
The “Whatever You Like” singer hit headlines on Tuesday (October 13) after he was asked about his political leanings for the next presidential elections in 2016. He made it clear former First Lady Clinton wouldn’t be getting his vote because he fears a woman would not be able to make clear decisions during difficult situations.
The 35 year old also explained he believes other world leaders wouldn’t be able to negotiate with her.
“Not to be sexist but, I can’t vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman,” he said. “Just because, every other position that exists, I think a woman could do well. But the president? It’s kinda like, I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally – they make very permanent, cemented decisions – and then later, it’s kind of like it didn’t happen, or they didn’t mean for it to happen.
“I sure would hate to just set off a nuke (nuclear missile). (Other leaders) will not be able to negotiate the right kinds of foreign policy; the world ain’t ready yet (for a female U.S. leader). I think you might be able to get the Loch Ness Monster elected before you could (get a woman President).”
T.I. has now taken to Twitter.com to apologise for his remarks.
“My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong,” a message on the social media site reads. “I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended.”