We know, we know, these critiques would have come off much better had they been said by anyone but T.I. But this is literally one of those times where you cannot shoot the messenger (because he likely has an arsenal of machine weaponry to shoot back at you rather swiftly). Nevertheless, when a man’s right, he’s right and this time T.I. is right on the money in calling Don King a coon.
It sounds like a harsh criticism, but when you consider the behavior that led the rapper to that conclusion, you’ll understand. Yesterday, Don King endorsed Donald Trump for President — which is problematic in and of itself, though we’ve known he is a republican for some time now. However it’s the house negro-like spiel he delivered in that endorsement that got under many people’s skin, including T.I.’s.
Standing before a group of republicans — most of which were white — King said this in a speech: “If you’re poor, you are a poor negro — I would use the n-word — but if you’re rich, you are a rich negro. If you are intelligent, intellectual, you are intellectual negro. If you are a dancing and sliding and gliding n***** — I mean negro — you are a dancing and sliding and gliding negro. You’re going to be a negro ’til you die.”
Pooch Hall shared that portion of King’s speech on Instagram and T.I. reposted it with the following critique:
And when you’re a spineless soul-selling COON…. You’re a spineless soul-selling COON-NEGRO!!!! U old Steven Off Django, Uncle Ruckus in real life, Hate-the-skin-U-In,Poor excuse for a Black Man,Willie Lynch endorsing ass COON!!!! Just look at how those rich privileged white men laughing in satisfaction AT U,because you’re so lost in your own selfishness that you’d(even at this fragile state that the nation is in)SELL YOUR OWN PEOPLE OUT!!!! You’re a fucking disgrace to ALL GENERATIONS of black people,young and old. Your family,friends,and ancestors should be ashamed to claim your STUPID ASS!!! Now I see why @miketyson @floydmayweather #MuhammasAli & all your fighters ran your ass outta boxing…. WE as a people deserve better!!!! #DonCoon
No argument here.