T.I. has never been one to shy away from vocalizing his thoughts on a given matter, be it pertaining to the world of music or political discourse. On the latter note, Tip has never been much of a Donald Trump fan, using his platform of Instagram to be a vocal critic of the recently COVID-stricken President. Yesterday, the rapper once again found himself engaging in an interesting discussion, this time pertaining to a perceived Twitter double-standard working against the political quartet of Alexandria Ocsario Cortez, Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, and Ayanna Pressley — known by many as “The Squad.”

T.I. Stands Up For AOC & "The Squad"
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The basic premise centers around the notion that Twitter has been banning users wishing death and illness upon Donald Trump following his COVID-19 diagnosis but allowing such threats against “The Squad” to go unchecked. It didn’t take long for Cortez to notice the double standard, calling out Twitter for ignoring similarly-natured threats leveled against her. In response to a message reading “tweets that wish or hope for death, serious bodily harm or fatal disease against *anyone* are not allowed and will need to be removed. this does not automatically mean suspension,” Cortez seemed unimpressed at the inaction taken against her more vocal detractors.  

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Evidently, the hypocrisy was enough to spur Tip Harris into action. On his own Instagram page, he tagged Jack Dorsey’s social media giant and hit them with a direct question on the matter.”@twitter …. so people can’t threaten or wish death on #45 in light of his illness (which is fair and righteous)…. But doing it to these 4 Queens is somehow deemed acceptable???? @realsway How????Someone please explain.”

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