T.I. took to Instagram to school Floyd Mayweather on his recent All Lives Matter comments. As previously reported, Mayweather told the Boxing Voice, “I’m here to say ‘All Lives Matter.’ . . . What I learned is . . . follow directions, follow order. Don’t give anyone a hard time. . . When someone breaks in your house, when someone breaks in your car, the first thing we do is call the police . . . With me being a fighter and my hands being registered, if I hit a guy, it’s gonna cost me more money. . . I’m gonna all the cops. It’s not right whats going on in this world on both sides. I think we need to communicate better and I think we need to follow direction. There’s rules and regulations to everything. . . ”
T.I. wrote via IG, “Yo, @floydmayweather all our past personal differences & opinions of each other aside…. This is socially irresponsible, inconsiderate, & insensitive. It mirrors delusional oblivion in a way only brainwashing tactics can achieve. This completely undermines & discredits the movements that fight for the plights of our people. You’re a leader whether you know it or not. Don’t get so lost in personal possession or individual achievement that you lose sight of the things that are larger than all of us. Freedom, equality, justice, human rights,qualities of life that have been withheld (or given out sparingly) from our people for generations (400 yrs approximately). A true champion is a man of the people. A true champion makes sacrifices for the people & takes a stand against injustices for those who may not be strong enough or able to do so.”
Tip continued, “A true champion is great inside as well as out. There’s a difference in ‘Greatness’ & being ‘Great’ at something. ‘Greatness’ isn’t a measure of your abilities & accomplishments, ‘Greatness’ is a measure of your morals,integrity & principles throughout life. Oppression knows no neutral ground. Either you’re the oppressed,or you’re the oppressor. What side would you like to believe you’re on?”
T.I. and Floyd have an interesting history. On Memorial Day Weekend 2014, the two got into a physical altercation in Las Vegas over T.I.’s wife Tiny.