T.I. apologizes for saying Hillary Clinton shouldn't be president because she's a woman

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Rapper T.I. Says He Won't Vote For Hillary Clinton Because She's A Woman

T.I., whose comments on Hillary Clinton's candidacy are best summed up by his conclusion that "you might be able to the Loch Ness Monster elected before you could [get a woman]," has officially apologized after his remarks went viral earlier today (Oct. 13).

"Not to be sexist but, I can't vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman. Just because, every other position that exists, I think a woman could do well. But the president? It's kinda like, I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally -- they make very permanent, cemented decisions -- and then later, it's kind of like it didn't happen, or they didn't mean for it to happen."


T.I. on Hillary Clinton: 'I Can't Vote For the Leader of the Free World To Be A Woman'

"My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong," the rapper posted on Twitter, adding, "I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended."

In the initial interview with DJ Whoo Kid, T.I. had explained his resistance to a woman in office by saying "women make rash decisions emotionally -- they make very permanent, cemented decisions -- and then later, it's kind of like it didn't happen, or they didn't mean for it to happen. And I sure would hate to just set off a nuke."

You can watch his full remarks -- which also include opinions on "best showman of them all" Donald Trump, as well as Iggy Azalea -- below.

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T.I. apologizes for saying Hillary Clinton shouldn't be president because she's a woman
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Vice President Al Gore and his wife Tipper, left, wave to the crowd along with President Clinton and his wife Hillary Rodham Clinton, as they prepare to start their post-convention bus tour Friday, Aug. 30, 1996, in Cape Girardeau, Mo. (AP Photo/Tom Gannam)
Pres. Bill Clinton, center, waves as Vice Pres. Al Gore talks to him during the congressional dinner, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 1993, Washington, D.C. First Lady Hillary Clinton applauds at left. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson)
Democratic presidential candidate Bill Clinton, left, applauds as Sen. Al Gore (D-Tenn.), speaks at the Arkansas governor’s mansion, July 9, 1992 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Clinton had named Gore as his choice for running mate for the presidential race just four days before the start of the Democratic National Convention. Hillary Clinton peers over the gentlemen’s shoulders. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
From left: Democratic Presidential nominee Bill Clinton, his wife Hillary, running mate Al Gore and his wife, Tipper arrive in Nashville Wednesday afternoon. The group is to take part in several fundraisers and a rally at the Grand Ole Opry House. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)
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