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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 06: Musician T.I. attends the BET Music Presents: Us Or Else panel discussion at the Viacom White Box Hall on April 6, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Lars Niki/Getty Images for BET)

T.I. recently spoke out about Nipsey Hussle’s death.

Yesterday (April. 1), TMZ caught up with the Atlanta rapper and T.I. shared his thoughts regarding the slaying of the late Los Angeles rapper who was fatally shot in front of his apparel store on Mar. 31.

“Just, I think I’m disheartened, disappointed, and disgusted that the very people that we all work so hard to try to liberate and uplift are the ones that, ultimately, in the end, hope to see our demise,” T.I. said during an episode of TMZ Live.

“I think, right now, I’m just focusing on some kind of clarity and understanding and eventually, man, I know as the days continue to progress I’ll find it.”

“I think people just hate, not that you’re doing something, but the fact that they’re doing nothing, and you doing something reminds them too much that they’re doing nothing,” he continued.

T.I. was then asked to explain a recent Instagram post that he shared regarding people trying to destroy others because they recognize their power.

“Because of the lack of education, the lack of opportunity, and the lack of experiences in our communities most of us who are subjected to the confinement of those communities operate and exist on such a very low vibration. We’re very remedial in our thinking, so when we see people who operate on a high vibration and who have a lot more fleshed out detailed thoughts for whatever reason because they’re well-read or because they travel more or because they’ve experienced more,” T.I. explained.

“It’s either one or two things that are going to happen, okay. Some people are going to learn from that person and follow them into whatever greatness comes and then the other half is going to detest the very existence of that person because their greatness upsets all the things that you’re not doing in your life.”

In another one of his recent Instagram posts about Nipsey Hussle, T.I. said that Hussle was the only rapper that gave him a book to read.

“If you love Nip for real… READ A BOOK TODAY IN HIS HONOR!!!! Lil bro was one of the only n***** I ever met on this rap sh** that gave me a book to read. To know better is to do better,” T.I. wrote.

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan

Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan.