T.I. & Killer Mike Educate the Boys on Protests | T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle

October 2, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski


– TI: Welcome to
the King Center. This is a center and memorial
that’s dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
and his legacy. And I just felt like, man,
we should just come here so we could learn a little bit. And since Rocko and Romelo
is with us today, man, I feel like it was a perfect
opportunity for me to educate the young men
and maybe, you know, shed a little light
on the last incident. – You got on an entire
Gucci outfit, Melo. – [laughter] – You got to support
brands that support you. I’m hoping the King Center will
help all the kids understand the meaning and the impact of
protest and how they helped the civil rights movement the same way
they can help us today. ‘Cause now is the age where you
guys should be getting involved. – I don’t know much
about the blackface, but let’s go and see what the
old man’s gonna teach me today. – Hello.
– Hello. – How are you doing, Dr. King?
– I’m doing good. – So gentlemen, this
is Dr. Bernice King, the daughter of
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. – And Coretta Scott King.
– And Coretta Scott King. – Women rule the world.
– TINY: Don’t forget her. – Yes, Ma’am. Absolutely. I stand corrected by
a woman yet again. – [laughter] – First of all, let me
welcome you to the King Center. Killer Mike’s been
here a number of times. – Absolutely. – He’s worked with one of the
gentleman that worked with my father, James Orange,
in the movement. So my father’s life
started as a result of the Montgomery bus boycott. Have y’all heard
of the bus boycott? – Yes, Ma’am.
– I know y’all have. Their goal was not to put the
bus company out of business, but he said to put
justice in business. – Honestly, I just know
something happened. – So recently, Gucci, they made
some kind of hoodie that looked, you know, like blackface. And so Pop said, “We’re
not supporting that.” – Alright.
– What you think? You think that’s agreeable? – Yes, well, that makes sense. – Mike, you were telling me
about another protest that led to the end
of apartheid. – Well, black people here
discovered that businesses, some of which were
out of Atlanta, were doing business with South
Africa, supporting apartheid. And we just said we’re
not gonna do it anymore. If this system mistreats you, it is your obligation
to withhold your dollar. – Alright, Tip, if you’re
watching this, I get it. I will support the boycott. – Wh-what? – We make it happen.
Our lifestyles that make all of those things
successful and relevant. You understand what I’m saying?
– Yeah. I’m listening, but
it’s kind of a lot, so my ears just kind of like–
kind of shutting down. I would definitely
rather be in the studio, but don’t take it to offense,
because I love making music. But I love the history
about our people, too. – Y’all getting the
value of it right now. Then, by the time you’re my age, you’ll be a lot further
along than we are now. King might not have
been paying attention, so I’ma find another
way to get through to him. Maybe something a
bit more extreme. Gotta make it stick. That’s what’s important. – TINY: King, let
me talk to you.