T.I. Calls Kanye West’s Meeting With Donald Trump an ‘Embarrassing Act of Desperation’

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 T.I. attends the “Rapture” Premiere 2018 SXSW Conference and Festivals at Paramount Theatre on March 17, 2018 in Austin, Texas.  

On Thursday (Oct. 11), Kanye West met with President Trump at the Oval Office to discuss a myriad of issues, ranging from his bipolar diagnosis to providing job opportunities in America. Though West left his meeting with a sense of aplomb, his peers, most notably T.I., felt discouraged by the Chicago star’s decision to align himself with Trump.

Following West’s meeting, T.I. eviscerated his oft-collaborator with a series of haymakers on Instagram. “Now I’ve been extremely patient and made it a point to not jump to any premature conclusions about Ye’ & his antics,” T.I. began. “Partially due to the lessons learned from the outcome of other similar situations dealing wit my brother Wayne (which I admittedly mishandled a bit in hindsight) But now this shit is next level,futuristic Sambo, Hopping Bob, Stephen off Django ass shit Ye!!!! From what I can gather… This is the most repulsive, disgraceful, Embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of one’s soul to gain power I’ve ever seen.”

T.I. later revealed how West asked him to come along for his trip to the White House and how he turned down the offer. “Now I recall you asking me to come with you to have this meeting and I declined (naturally)… but bro… if ain’time I would’ve been in there wit you and you behaved that spinelessly in my presence,” T.I. says. “I feel that I’d be compelled to slap de’Fuq outta you bro For the People!!! You ass kissing and boot licking on a whole new level &I refuse to associate myself with something so vile,weak,& inconsiderate to the effect this has on the greater good of ALL OUR PEOPLE!!!!”

Previously, West and T.I. have squared off about their issues with Trump on several occasions. Earlier this year, West released “Ye vs. The People,” a track in which T.I. went on the defensive and countered each one of West’s views. “Ye’s being welcomed by these fascist Republicans. Now, I can imagine why,” T.I. recalled in a June interview with Billboard. “I don’t know if he sees it that way. He might see it as the support he always should have gotten from this community. It’s like, ‘These motherfuckers see that I’m the shit. They know my potential. They see what I can do. They want me on their side.’ That’s my interpretation from being around it as long as I have.”

Read T.I.’s scathing message to Kanye below:

Now I’ve been extremely patient and made it a point to not jump to any premature conclusions about Ye’& his antics… Partially due to the lessons learned from the outcome of other similar situations dealing wit my brother Wayne (which I admittedly mishandled a bit in hindsight) But now this shit is next level,futuristic Sambo,Hopping Bob, Stephen off Django ass shit Ye!!!! From what I can gather… This is the most repulsive,disgraceful, Embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of one’s soul to gain power I’ve ever seen. Now I recall you asking me to come with you to have this meeting and I declined (naturally)… but bro… if ain’time I would’ve been in there wit you and you behaved that spinelessly in my presence,I feel that I’d be compelled to slap de’Fuq outta you bro For the People!!! You ass kissing and boot licking on a whole new level &I refuse to associate myself with something so vile,weak,& inconsiderate to the effect this has on the greater good of ALL OUR PEOPLE!!!! I’m a true believer in “It ain’t what you do,it’s how you do it.” And this shit is regurgitating–! At one time it was a pleasure to work alongside you… now, I’m ashamed to have ever been associated with you. To all the people who follow Ye musically,socially, or even personally….who are confused, heartbroken, infuriated…. Let me make this clear… THIS SHIT AINT COOL!!! THIS IS A MOVE YE MADE FOR YE!!! THIS IS A PLAY TO PUT HIM IN A POSITION HE’D LIKE TO SEE HIMSELF IN…WE ARE NOT ON HIS MIND AS HE MAKES THESE COMMENTS AND DECISIONS. Don’t follow this puppet. Because as long as I’ve lived I’ve learned that it benefits a man nothing at all to gain the world,if to do so he must lose his soul. We just saw Mr.West’s Soul on auction. If you listen closely you can hear the tears of our ancestors hit the floor. All I can say is… I’ve reached my limits. This is my stop,I’m officially DONE!!!! —-Trump & His Lil Cookie Boy. #USorELSE✊–

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