Atlanta rapper T.I. echoed Mac Miller’s seething takedown of Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump on Sunday night in a pointed Instagram video.
“Donald Trump this message is for you,” he said in the video. “My name is Clifford T.I.P Harris. I say this as nonviolently, but as un apologetically as possible: F*ck you and f*ck what you stand for. Nobody who supports me will support you. End of message.”
While there’s been quite a few celebrities vocally critical of Trump — Miller called him an “egomaniacal, attention thirsty, psychopathic, power-hungry, delusional waste of skin and bones” — he does have a few notable musician supporters in Azealia Banks, Kid Rock, and, most recently, former teen idol Aaron Carter.
Carter first tweeted his support of Trump last month and recently talked to GQ about why, exactly, he’s supporting him.
“It was more than just a tweet, I guess. I support Donald Trump. I don’t support every little thing. Trump goes his own way. He’s a leader, not a follower, and he’s proven that by humbling the other campaigns,” he said, but went on to note that he doesn’t support a lot of what Trump stands for.
“I don’t agree with banning gay marriage. It’s outlandish, because he has supported the gay community before. And building a wall is totally outrageous…. And I haven’t even made my vote. If Trump can’t change some of his ways of thinking, then I’m just going to sit this one out.”
Carter then went into detail about when he filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in 2013. “I went from five years ago making $30,000 a year doing the off-Broadway production Fantasticks to the next year getting back on my feet, proving myself, and grossing over $1.5 million that year,” he says, which helps him “relate” to Trump.
“I like what he’s doing for taxes for the people. And I like what he’s focused on. Like, let’s worry about our deficit right now. And about our country. And about how we can actually make it great again. He’s proving that sometimes you have to file for bankruptcy and rebuild. I can relate. I’ve been through it.”