In a newly-released video he filmed himself, Atlanta, Georgia rapper T.I. issued an apology for past comments he made about not wanting to vote for a female president.

He first apologized to the women close to him and then to those he doesn’t know personally. He then shared his belief that women can lead this nation and other nations if they “apply themselves and educate themselves.”

“First and foremost, I want to say I apologize to the women that I know and that know me,” T.I. said. “My mother, my wife, my daughters, my cousins, my nieces, my sisters, my aunties. All of you I’ve seen put homes, businesses, families on your back, and do things that were unthinkable. And seemingly impossible…To the people that don’t know me, I never intended to be taken as though I felt women couldn’t be leaders. That was not my intention. I know better than that. I know that my daughters, as well as your daughters can lead this nation. As well as any other nation. As long as they apply themselves and educate themselves.”

During an interview with DJ Whoo Kid, which was released earlier this month, T.I. declared that he “can’t vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman” since women tend to “make rash decisions emotionally.”

In his apology video, he explained that DJ Whoo Kid’s show is one in which outrageous things are said, but this time he took it too far.

“I was on a platform, DJ Whoo Kid, where we say a lot of outrageous things,” he said. “Talk about a lot of taboo topics. Have a lot of barbershop talk. Say some things that are borderline inappropriate. Borderline offensive…This time I reached for a joke that was in very poor taste, using a stereotype associated to women that I should not have done.”

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