Floyd Mayweather made it clear that he’s no Ali when it comes to social justice.
In an interview with “The Boxing Voice” last Saturday, the retired boxer took a firm “All Lives Matter” stance regarding police violence and social inequality – and T.I. is not having it.
The rapper posted the video of Mayweather declaring his “All Lives Matter” alliance captioned with some reflective advice for the former boxing champ. In the best manner he knows how, T.I. lays out why he finds Mayweather’s affirmation for “All Lives Matter” problematic.
“Yo, @floydmayweather,” addressed T.I. “All our past personal differences and opinions of each other aside… This is socially irresponsible, inconsiderate and insensitive.” Yeah, he goes in!
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“It mirrors delusional oblivion in a way only brainwashing tactics can achieve. This completely undermines and discredits the movement that fight for the plights of our people,” writes T.I., adding a reminder to Mayweather that whether he acknowledges it or not, he’s a leader and shouldn’t lose sight of what’s important in exchange for public opinion, success, or fame.
T.I. then outlines what a true champion looks like:
“A true champion is a man of the people. A true champion makes sacrifices for the people and takes stand against injustices for those who may not be strong enough or able to do so. A true champion is great inside as well as out. There’s a difference in ‘Greatness’ and being ‘Great’ at something. ‘Greatness’ isn’t a measure of your abilities and accomplishments, ‘Greatness’ is a measure of your morals, integrity and principles throughout life. Oppression knows no neutral ground. Either you’re the oppressed, or you’re the oppressor.”
This Instagram lecture T.I. gave Mayweather is definitely one for the books. *Begins slow clap*