Today, rapper T.I. gave a new meaning to the phrase, “Do it for the ‘gram!” when he posted an open letter on his own Instagram account. Take a look at the pic he posted and what he had to say below.
“Look at us….America has created a monster. The result of ignoring & mishandling an already fragile spirited, recently enslaved, presently oppressed race/generation of people. Look at us. We’re the monster that now refuses to be dismissed, overlooked,& ignored. We were brought to this place,unaware of our own cultures,religion,& traditions therefore,we created our own. Now look at us. For years we’ve been crying out for the nation to address the substandard education systems & disparaging treatment of our citizens in communities across America. Our people have had an increasing lack of opportunities for generations.
There have been homes broken,lives shattered,and futures lost on your watch….unanswered. Look at us. How long can u expect a nation/race/generation of people to be blatantly disrespected? Spoken to and treated with arrogant tones of insignificance. Our fathers,uncles,brothers& role models were killed& Imprisoned more often than educated. Now look at us. Our friends,& relatives Murdered and cast aside without thought,as though your human life is more valuable than ours. How long can that go on without consequence?
Now Look at us. How long can u continue to pass the buck & make excuses of why u can’t do today what should have been done yeste-year? Although I DO NOT support the negative responses & actions of my people in light of dis tragedy….I WILL NOT condone your lack of effort to show any urgency to improve the treatment of our people, nor the living conditions in our communities. Your refusal to address these life altering issues makes events such as these seem inevitable. Although I too am at fault to a degree & I admit that I may not have all da answers… I do have a fun fact for you. Insanity is…Going about things the same way,expecting a different result. U wanna different result? U must take different action. What else do u expect? Look at us!!!”
Okay, Mr. Clifford Harris, we hear you!
T.I. & Friends At Birthday Bash 17
1. Weezy and Kelly Rowland1 of 29
2. Usher and Kelly Rowland get ready to hit the stage with T.I.2 of 29
3. Usher and Kelly Rowland get ready to hit the stage with T.I.3 of 29
4. Kelly Rowland is in the building!4 of 29
5. T.I. and Usher back stage5 of 29
6. Kelly Rowland and Usher6 of 29
7. Usher back stage7 of 29
8. Usher back stage8 of 29
9. Lil Wayne came out with Kelly Rowland to perform “Motivation”9 of 29
10. Kelly Rowland10 of 29
11. Lil Wayne on stage11 of 29
12. T.I. puts on a show12 of 29
13. T.I. brings out the lights13 of 29
14. Usher rises to the stage14 of 29
15. Usher at Birthday Bash 1715 of 29
16. Usher at Birthday Bash 1716 of 29
17. Usher performs “Climax”17 of 29
18. LoveRance performs “Up”18 of 29
19. LoveRance performs “Up”19 of 29
20. Usher and Nelly back stage20 of 29
21. Chief Keef performs “I Don’t Like”21 of 29
22. athletes-foot622 of 29
23. Nelly back stage23 of 29
24. Usher and Nelly back stage24 of 29
25. Usher, Nelly and Def Jam exec Bu back stage25 of 29
26. Young Jeezy takes the stage26 of 29
27. Young Jeezy27 of 29
28. T.I. brings out Young Jeezy28 of 29
29. T.I. and Nelly on stage29 of 29
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