TIP — previously known as T.I. — stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live! to discuss his experience at the Trump Tower protests following the election. The rapper also performed his single “Black Man” on the show.
TIP had been recording in a studio near the protest when he decided to join the thousands of people who gathered on the streets of Manhattan. He noted the reaction from people who did notice him, explaining that it was less “fanfare” than would occur in most large groups and was mostly thankfulness from fans for him joining them in their cause.
He acknowledged that the decision has been made and that the group didn’t expect that it would suddenly be overturned if they gathered in the streets. “When I look at my kids in the eyes after this thing takes place — I voted and did everything I could have done prior to now — but after the decision of the election that happened, I just want to be able to look my kids in the eyes and make sure they know I did everything that the Constitution allows me to do to show my objection to this decision,” he explained.
In September, TIP released his EP Us or Else, which addresses police brutality in America.