On the Sept. 12 edition of Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show,” rapper T.I. reveals why rappers focus on gun violence, police brutality and negativity in their music.
Host Trevor Noah asks the family man and star of VH1’s “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle” about his recent videos “We Will Not” and “Warzone” calling out police brutality.
Noah implies that T.I.’s new stance is hypocritical of rap music.
“… 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.”