T.I. Points Out Hypocrisy in Cyntoia Brown’s 51-Year Prison Sentence
T.I. is furious about the Tennessee Supreme Court's ruling in the case of Cyntoia Brown, who was sentenced to 51 years in prison on Dec. 6 for murdering a man who solicited her for sex when she was 16.
On Sunday (Dec. 9), the Dime Trap rapper, who's supported other noble causes like Colin Kaepernick's Just Do It campaign, posted a powerful response to the now-30-year-old woman's sentence. Brown was 16 when she killed a 43-year-old Nashville man in self-defense after she escaped his sexual abuse back in 2004.
Tip pointed out the hypocrisy of a sex-trafficking victim being sent to jail for killing her captor while a millionaire like Jeff Epstein, who's a registered sex offender convicted of soliciting underaged girls for a prostitution ring and sexually abusing them, only served 13 months behind bars.
"How is this considered justice?" T.I wrote in his Instagram caption. "#CyntoiaBrown we riding with you!!! This shit disgusting. WE MUST DO ALL WE CAN TO FREE THIS YOUNG LADY!!!"
According to CNN, Brown is serving a life sentence for the murder of the Nashville native in 2004. After a childhood marked by abuse and drugs, Brown was raped and forced into prostitution by a pimp, and ended up killing one of her "clients" out of self-defense at age 16. Despite her tragic life journey, she was tried as an adult and given a life sentence.
Tip first voiced his support for Brown when her story first made national news last year. The Atlanta native joined other artists and celebrities like Rihanna, Kim Kardashian and Cara Delevingne who demanded her freedom.
See what T.I. has to say about the hypocrisy of the ruling below.
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