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#ICYMI: T.I. Explains Why Rap is Violent And Negative On The Daily Show

T.I. on The Daily Show With Trevor Noah Comedy Central

In case you missed it, Trevor Noah of the Daily Show is trending across social media thanks in part to his recent conversation with rapper T.I..  Things got deep when they started discussing why Hi Hop focuses so heavily on gun violence and negativity.

Clifford “T.I.” Harris appeared on the Comedy Central staple on the 12th with the intent of promoting his family’s reality show, T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle, which airs of CC’s Viacom based sister network VH1. Things then took a highly politicized turn when T.I., who also goes by Tip, was asked about his new songs/music videos for “We Will Not” and “Warzone.” Both serve as commentary on the current tension building with police in the black community because of recent events.


“… I’m a huge hip-hop fan,” Noah starts. ” I hear you guys saying you want justice, but in hip-hop people are talking about guns, shooting people … ”

Then, T.I. replies that a rapper’s art is a reflection of his environment.

“People need to take into consideration that hip-hop traditionally has always been a reflection of the environment,” he retorts. “So if you want to change the content of the music, change the environment of the artist. And he won’t have such negative things to say.”


Se the clip below.

T.I. Discusses Family And The Politics Of Rap 

From: The Daily Show With Trevor Noah

Comedy Central