By now we have all heard the news of Olympic track runner, Sha’Carri Richardson being suspended from the Olympics for testing positive for marijuana. Since the announcement of her suspension, she has been receiving a ton of support from people and celebrities all over the world, including Gabrielle Union, LaMelo Ball, LeBron James and even T.I. The self proclaimed King of the South, took to his Instagram live to speak not only on Sha’Carri Richardson, but the Olympics as a whole as it pertains to the rules in place for people of color. While on his Instagram Live, T.I said, “As far as the young lady Sha’Carri…look let me tell you one thing sweetheart you already the s*** to us man, you ain’t got to prove nothing else to us ’cause we already know what you gone do when you get out there, ’cause we know what your made of.”
T.I. also spoke on the fact that the Olympics have banned swim caps for athletes with naturally curly hair. They do not want anyone protesting at the events and no Black Lives Matter attire can be wore at the events either. During his rant, he advised Richardson to not let this situation get her hopes down not even for a fraction of a second. He also advises people of the culture to not watch the Olympics, and let have them get record lows in viewership and ratings and hopefully the Olympics will reconsider her suspension and some of the other unfair rules that are in place.
As of now, Richardson isn’t scheduled to miss the entire Olympics, but could miss anywhere from a week up to about the first month of the competition. Detroit, what are your thoughts on what T.I. said and Sha’Carri Richardson’s suspension?