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T.I. Suffers from Elect-ile Dysfunction

7/30/2008 4:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

T.I. is finally admitting he has a problem -- telling unregistered voters in D.C., "If you're not part of the solution, you're part of the problem." He should have thought about that before pleading guilty to felony weapons charges and officially forfeiting his right to vote.

Still, the Hip Hop Caucus selected the rapper as their official spokesperson and justified their decision by saying, "T.I. can't vote in this election and to come and encourage others to vote, especially young folks from disenfranchised communities, while he still is in the system, is an act of courage and great leadership. Felon disenfranchisement is a major issue that particularly impacts communities of color."

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John    

Wanna know why it impacts communities of color? Because they're the ones doing all the crime.

2186 days ago
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tgirl    

Oh please....why do these organization keep embarrassing themselves with these LOSERS as there talking heads? "Disenfranchised communites" - what are those? Just because you live in a crappy neighborhood doesn't mean you can't get your ass on a bus, or walk, and vote!

2186 days ago
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Divashels    

wow ya all cry ya want people to lead and be an example and then ya put this clown up front to lead people to the polls....wow obama will win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2186 days ago
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ozzman    

jackass...

2186 days ago
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Divashels    

P.S this clown is part of the problem!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2186 days ago
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M.P.    

"Felon disenfranchisement is a major issue that particularly impacts communities of color."
give me a break. all felons lose their voting privledges! way to play the race card...as usual!
more and more i really feel like its mostly the "black community" keeping racism alive.

2186 days ago
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boredatwork    

Squint & scowl. Squint & scowl. repeat...

2186 days ago
8.

Mik    

"A mind is a terrible thing to waist"

2186 days ago
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Bill NM    

Glad to see the black community is preparing a young group to take over the leadership from the old guys like Sharpton and Jackson. As expected the new crop will share the same value system and will serve their constiutents well in between jail sentences. TRULY PATHETIC!

2186 days ago
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DENISE    

a mind is a terrible thing to waste... i hope you were spelling waste wrong to be funny.

as far as t.i. goes him encouraging others to vote is probably the best thing he can do at point.
i must say though as a young black woman i can't say that there is much i can be proud of
when it comes to blacks in the media and although t.i isn't much of an positive influence at least though we lost his vote maybe he can encourage some of the nuckleheads out there to go and vote and make up for him not being able to

2186 days ago
11.

dave    

Who is this person?

2186 days ago
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Dick Pudenda    

Communities of color ? Give me a break! Do the crime, do the time my man. We have racism in this country because of statements like these. What a bunch of colored crap!

2186 days ago
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cwhittington    

NUMBER 1 IN REGARD TO YOUR COMMENT THAT IT IMPACTS THE BLACK COMMUNITY BECAUSE THEY ARE THE ONE'S DOING THE CRIME, ARE YOU NUTS, STUPID, OR JUST PLAIN DUMB, YOU NEED TO GET IN TOUCH WITH THE NEWS NOT ONLY "BLACKS CAUSE CRIME , ITS DONE BY ALL RACE SO GO FIQURE !

2186 days ago
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Purpman247    

TI is a snitch. Nobody gets off that quick

2186 days ago
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Dick Pudenda    

THIS IS PATHETIC! NO WONDER WE HAVE RACISM IN THIS COUNTRY. THIS IS BLACK LEADERSHIP AT ITS FINEST

2186 days ago
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