It’s fitting that the artist who had a #1 hit with “Live Your Life” is showing his support for President Barack Obama‘s endorsement of same-sex marriage. In an interview for MTV’s RapFix Live, T.I. echoes Jay-Z‘s sentiments from the other day about marriage rights for gays — somewhat.
While Hova came right out and compared discrimination against the GLBT community to discrimination against the black community, T.I.’s comments were a little more laid back. “Just to speak honestly, and being frank, I don’t care. I think that if a matter doesn’t affect your daily life, you shouldn’t take a hard stand on it if it’s not something that directly affects you,” Tip told Sway.
T.I. continued: “If it doesn’t affect you, then what difference does it make what other people are doing with their lives? I think that you should be able to do whatever you want to do. I don’t see how it matters one way or another.”
The Atlanta MC is currently still on probation through September, and will be unable to vote until then. But lucky for him, the Presidential election is in November. “I don’t think that’s a hard question,” T.I. joked when Sway said he wasn’t going to ask which candidate he’d be throwing his vote to.
As mentioned, earlier this week Jay-Z said the following on the matter during a sitdown with CNN: “You choose to love whoever you love. That’s their business. It’s no different than discriminating against blacks. It’s discrimination, plain and simple.”
And two years ago, fellow hip hop king Eminem made this rather Slim Shady-like comment to the New York Times: “I think if two people love each other, then what the hell? I think that everyone should have the chance to be equally miserable, if they want.”