Rapper/actor Tip "T.I." Harris posed for photos with his sons Messiah Harris, left, and Domani Harris at the Los Angeles premiere of Marvel Studios' 'Ant-Man And The Wasp' at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood, California on Monday.
The father-of-7 had a small role in the Ant-Man franchise debut. He reprises his role in 'Ant-Man And The Wasp'.
Also on Monday, T.I. announced his plans to boycott Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta over the National Football League's ban on player's kneeling during the National Anthem.
"I think there's a violation of constitutional rights being implemented to minority players who choose to have a peaceful silent protest,” T.I. told former ESPN anchor Jemele Hill.
“It’s really like you want us to shut up and take what we got coming to us in our communities, and that’s just not acceptable,” T.I. added. “And if that’s what you think about us, why should we really spend our money and show our extreme support of your corporation?”
The 37-year-old, whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., said fans should hurt the league (and Black players) financially by protesting the corporations that sponsor the NFL.
"We gotta go to the corporations,” T.I. added. “Stop spending our dollars with them until they press the politicians who press the police to do what we need to do until they respect our lives and consider us as equals or else they don’t deserve our dollars."
Super Bowl 53 will be played at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Feb. 3, 2019.
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