Rap superstar Clifford "T.I." Harris covers the Dec/Jan 2012 issue of VIBE where he shares his thoughts on several subjects, including the Tracy Morgan fiasco. Gays are "over sensitive" about homophobia and that's "un-American", the recently paroled felon says in an interview.
Man, I will say this, the funniest joke I ever heard Tracy say during a stand-up was, ‘C’mon man, I think gay people are too sensitive. If you can take a dick, you can take a joke.’ [Cracks up laughing.] That shit was funny to me. And it’s kind of true.’
While T.I. makes clear that he supports anyone’s sexual preference, he then connects, in his opinion, a current oversensitivity among gay people with a consequential and ironic offense of the First Amendment. “They’re 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.’
Harris has had a high-profile series of criminal charges on weapons and drug and violations. T.I. was released from federal custody this fall after serving 11-months for a parole violation. "Ironic" that he would lecture on constitutional issues, no?