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Rapper T.I. Apologizes for Saying a Woman Shouldn't Be President

Rapper T.I. Apologizes for Saying a Woman Shouldn't Be President

Rapper T.I.

The hip-hop star backpedals after angering many with his sexist comments.

Rapper T.I. angered fans and foes alike with sexist comments he made Monday during an interview with Sirius XM radio personality DJ Whoo Kid.

The hip-hop star said he would not be voting for Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election because women are too emotional.

"Not to be sexist but, I can't vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman," T.I. 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. And I sure would hate to just set off a nuke. [Other leaders] will not be able to negotiate the right kinds of foreign policy. The world ain't ready yet. I think you might be able to get the Loch Ness Monster elected before you could [get a woman]. It's not right, but I'm just saying."

In the same interview, T.I. said he believed Republican candidate Donald Trump was "sincerely concerned about the economy" but that he could not vote for Trump because of his "racist remarks."

However, after his comments about women went viral and online criticism mounted, the rapper recanted, issuing an apology on Twitter.

"My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong. I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended," T.I. tweeted.

The chart-topping hip-hop star has collaborated with Lady Gaga and Britney Spears, among other performers. In 2012 he signed rapper Iggy Azalea to his independent music label. Azalea made headlines earlier this year when her scheduled appearance at Pittsburgh Pride was canceled over Azalea's past racist and homophobic tweets.

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