About a month and a half after T.I. said the rape charges that surrounded Chris Brown were part of a conspiracy to bring down Black men, he has another theory regarding Michael Jackson and the two-part documentary “Leaving Neverland.”
Part 1 of the HBO release aired on Sunday, March 3, and it surrounds the claim that Jackson molested two young boys.
In his post, T.I. shared audio footage from a 1999 interview between Jackson and Piers Morgan, where the late singer was adamant about never harming a child, claiming he would rather kill himself first.
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Pierce Morgan a real one for this. Let this man speak for himself to defend his legacy. Don’t just listen to one side and expect to find truth. Oh that’s right…Dead men can’t speak. So what was the point again? 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!!! BUT WHY US all the time? There’s an agenda to destroy OUR CULTURE. #KingsThoughts
“I would slit my wrists before I would [harm a child],” Jackson told Morgan. “I could never ever. If it wasn’t for children, I would throw in the towel. I would kill myself. I wouldn’t care to live. They give me my inspiration. They tried to use it against me.”
Jackson also talked about how much he’s helped children by visiting them in hospitals and bringing them presents.
T.I. not only said the documentary represents an attack on Black culture, he doesn’t like that Jackson isn’t alive to defend himself.”
“Let this man speak for himself to defend his legacy,” he wrote. “Don’t just listen to one side and expect to find truth. Oh that’s right…Dead men can’t speak. So what was the point again? Destroy another strong black historical LEGEND?!?!”
“It’s several examples of pedophilia in American History,” added T.I. “If y’all pulling up all our old sh–… we gotta examine ELVIS PRESLEY, HUGH HEPHNER,and a whole slew of others guilty of the same if not more!!! BUT WHY US all the time? There’s an agenda to destroy OUR CULTURE. #KingsThoughts.”
He also shared another message on Wednesday and questioned why some believe it was so strange for Jackson to be around children so much.
“People always say “Why did he spend so much time with children,”” he wrote. “As though the idea that he didn’t want to have sex with them is incomprehensible. It’s such a slap in the face to the countless men who work with or for children and child welfare with their wellbeing at heart.”
Tip’s post drew over 10,000 comments in under a day, and the opinions obviously varied.
“They are out to distort black men, but leave out Hugh Hefner, & Elvis as well,” one person wrote. “What about those children that said they were molested in US Custody? What about the white priest that rapped over 200 children but is still a member of the church?! Why is it always the black men? I’m tired of it.”
“A whole playground to attract them to him,” another person chimed in. “Even the parents were groomed. Where is the safeguarding? He had no adult relationships. I love his music and I champion his talent, but we can’t ignore how much help this man needed. A pedophile is a pedophile and yes there are so many white men that need to be dragged down. But Michael needed help.”