November 28th, 2011
12:27 PM ET
Rapper T.I. talks politics in the December/January issue of Vibe magazine, sharing his views on everything from the death of Osama bin Laden - "if that really happened," he says - to his thoughts on free speech and sexuality.
The 31-year-old artist tells Vibe that he "supports anyone's sexual preference," the magazine says, but adds that he sees a trend of oversensitivity running through the gay community.
"I will say this, the funniest joke I ever heard Tracy [perhaps Morgan, although it's not made clear] say during a stand-up was, 'C'mon man, I think gay people are too sensitive. If you can take a d-– you can take a joke.' That s-- was funny to me. And it's kinda true," T.I., born Clifford Harris Jr., says in the interview.
He continues that "[Those in the gay community] are like, 'If you have an opinion against us, we're gonna shut you down'...That's not American. If you're gay you should have the right to be gay in peace, and if you're against it you should have the right to be against it in peace."
T.I. is currently gearing up for his upcoming eighth studio album, "Trouble Man," as well as a new reality series on VH1 bowing December 5 called "T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle." The show intends to give a behind-the-scenes look at the rapper's life with wife Tameka (a.k.a. "Tiny") and the couple's children.
The December/January issue of Vibe arrives December 6.
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