T.I. Writes Open Letter To America In Wake of Ferguson Protests


Aside from T.I. being a successful Father, rapper, actor, and clothing designer, Tip always make sure to keep the public reminded that he is a passionate advocate for the people.

With all the run ins with the law T.I. has had in the past, he passionately uses his past bad experience to create future good for the masses.

T.I. has been closely monitoring the highly publicized protesting in Ferguson, MO following the aftermath of the Michael Brown shooting.  Tip delivered an open letter to the country that is not only well worded, but also touches on major issues that need to further brought to the forefront.


The full statement:

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 and 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 and role models were killed and imprisoned more often than educated. Now look at us. Our friends and 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 this 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 and 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!!!

Clifford “T.I.” Harris
Rapper, Actor, CEO, Father

T.I. joins the ranks of Nelly, Wale, J. Cole and many more Hip-Hop personalities who have all shed light on the controversial murder off an unarmed Black teenager at the hands of a white police officer.