T.I. is livid over the allegations against Michael Jackson shared in the Leaving Neverland documentary. The rapper believes the two-part documentary that claims Jackson conducted long-term, sexually abusive relationships with two young boys is an assualt against African American culture.
In a series of Instagram posts, T.I. defended Jackson while pointing the finger at other white American icons who he believes would not hold up to scrutiny.
"Dead men can’t speak. So what was the point again?" he wrote on Instagram. "Destroy another strong black historical LEGEND?!?! It’s several examples of pedophilia in American History... if y’all pulling up all our old shit... we gotta examine ELVIS PRESLEY, HUGH HEPHNER, and a whole slew of others guilty of the same if not more!!!"
The post T.I. shared was an interview between Piers Morgan and Michael Jackson from 1999 where Jackson vehemently denied that he would ever abuse a child. "I would slit my wrists before I would [harm a child]. I would never ever," Jackson said. "If it wasn't for children, I would throw in the towel. I would kill myself. I wouldn't care to live.
The rapper shared a follow-up post questioning the cultural idea that men can't dedicate their life to helping children without being perverse. He used the post to say again that African American culture was under attack.