The Libya slave trade is nothing new, however. It’s been going on for awhile, especially since former Libyan Muammar Gadaffi was captured and killed in 2011. His death has been seen as a destabilizing moment in the country, a point which T.I. brought up in a tweet.
T.I. can add restaurateur to his impressive resume as he plans to open up a restaurant in Atlanta.
“Historic Downtown Atlanta will be home to T.I.’s first restaurant venture,” reads a press release. “The renovation and refurbishing process of the landmark property is well underway, as plans for the new upscale Southern cuisine restaurant unfolds. An official announcement, sharing complete details, is planned for the coming weeks.”
the self-proclaimed “King of the South” is renovating the former Vibe Restaurant & Lounge and constructing his own upscale southern eatery. The MC’s food and beverage team is hoping to open the restaurant in March.
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Rapper T.I. added his thoughts to the conversation with a pair of powerful Instagram posts, writing that “America has created a monster.”
T.I. says the Ferguson tragedy and the country’s current racial tensions are “the result of ignoring and mishandling an already fragile-spirited, recently enslaved, presently oppressed race/generation of people.” He adds that African-Americans “created their own” culture, religion and traditions after being “brought to this place,” saying, “our people have had an increasing lack of opportunities for generations.
“How long can you expect a nation/race/generation of people to be blatantly disrespected?” the rapper writes. “Spoken to and treated with arrogant tones of insignificance. Our fathers, uncles, brothers and role models were killed and imprisoned more often than educated. Now look at us. Our friends and relatives murdered and cast aside without thought, as though your human life is more valuable than ours. How long can that go on without consequence?”
The series, showcases “femcees” Bia, Brianna Perry, Diamond, Nyemiah Supreme and Siya as they attempt to make their mark on a music genre traditionally dominated by men and are discovered and mentored by hip hop artists.
Oxygen will air a preview special on July 22 to introduce the five women before the Aug. 12 series premiere.
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