T.I. Chastises Media For Connecting Boston Marathon Bombing To Hip Hop

posted April 21, 2013 10:51:00 AM CDT | 144 comments

T.I. Chastises Media For Connecting Boston Marathon Bombing To Hip Hop

T.I. says Hip Hop isn't "about hurting innocent people."

One of the many reports that have come out in the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombing last week was the fact that bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev often visited Real-HipHop.com, even having an email address associated with the website.

While various media outlets have used the connection to infer that Hip Hop may have played a role in Tsarnaev's actions, T.I. dismisses that notion.

"Hip Hop narrates the activity and conditions of our culture," said Tip to TMZ. "It doesn't create them."

"Hip hop ain't never been about hurting innocent people," he continued, adding that the bombing "was a horrible tragedy and my prayers go out to the families involved."

Interestingly, TMZ had reported earlier in the week that Tsarnaev was "heavy into Hip Hop," drawing the very connection that upset T.I. in the first place.

Tamerlan's younger brother Dzhokhar, the other suspect in the bombings, was captured alive on Friday (April 19th).

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