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T.I.

Black People Can Be

Oversensitive, Too

11/28/2011 2:54 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF



1_xf1ahdc7_1_coot9dgnGay people aren't the only ones who need to learn how to laugh at themselves -- T.I. tells TMZ Live ... the black community is also guilty of being overly sensitive when it comes to jokes.

T.I. called in, standing by what he said in the recent Vibe interview ... that gay people who try to stifle arguably homophobic jokes simply because they're offensive are "not American."

And T.I. insists ... the argument doesn't just apply to gay people -- it applies to anyone who can't take a joke, black people included.

But there's one exception ... the n-word. Then all bets are off.

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Michael Jackson Was A Pedo    

Totally agree with him. I'm sick of how politically correct everybody is nowadays. The world is turning into a bunch of uptight idiots that can't take a joke ever. TMZ is part of the problem. The morons that work at TMZ have to run to GLAAD or whatever group somebody makes a joke or comments about to get their reactions. Loosen up and get a life people.

1003 days ago
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Kelster    

life is way too short to waste it being a b**** about some jokes

1003 days ago
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XRaac    

a rapper making half sense in context of a topic. hell has frozen over.

1003 days ago
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jack     

didn't he use the "n" word in the lyrics to dead and gone? Hypocrite?

1003 days ago
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Pat    

I always thought it worked both ways.. If Tracy Morgan (or anyone else) has the right to say whatever he wants then how is it "not fair" for organizations or groups to say whatever they want?

1003 days ago
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Susana    

He's right but who made him an authority ob anything? In this country, people can say what they want. Sometimes it rude, racist and or prejudice. We define who we are, not what people call us. Everyone needs to relax and claim their self worth.

1003 days ago
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Mikey    

They're the worst.

1003 days ago
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mike    

Ahhh.. another story about black people.. Let it go TMZ you don't belong disscusing such important Topics as this. Stick to talking about Lindsy Lohan's Firecrotch and leave the Social issues Alone.

1003 days ago
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MmePopova    

I don't call people racial/gender specific names, as such. If someone's being an *******, I might call them an *******, but not a jewish, black, white, female, man *******. Just a regular old *******.

1003 days ago
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Mikey    

He right, many gay people are mentally ill.

1003 days ago
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charley    

and they can be just like you...TOTAL IDIOTS! Guess thats where TI comes from!

1003 days ago
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D-INCARNATION    

What's next a survey if the jews are oversensitve?

1003 days ago
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Monica    

Nooooooooooooooooo, black people oversensitive??!!! Never!!

1003 days ago
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Mikey    

Black people be sensitive but some of them are surprisingly good rhymers.

1003 days ago
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notalawyer    

Whenever I look for a mentor on social issues I always look to “rappers”
2006–07: King, T.I. vs. T.I.P. and federal weapons charges
2008–09: Paper Trail and prison sentence
2010–2011: No Mercy and drug charges

“rappers” love guns

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