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Remember Tracy Morgan's homophobic rant earlier this year? No?

Well T.I. does, and he thinks it was hilarious! The rapper brought the scandal back to life when he told Vibe that Morgan's anti-gay jokes were the funniest of all time.

The comments have Morgan toeing a fine line between staying under the radar and distancing himself from T.I., who's reveled in "the funniest jokes I ever heard."

T.I. Vibe Cover

T.I. then ignited even more controversy. Not only does he find the anti-gay humor funny, he suggested that the backlash against Morgan's stand-up is un-American.

"They're like, 'If you have an opinion against us, we're gonna shut you down,'" T.I. told Vibe. "That's not American. If you're gay you should have the right to be gay in peace."

"If you're against it, you should also have the right to be against it in peace."

The rapper, who was recently freed from jail, later walked that last part back somewhat, saying that gays are not anti-American, but the actions of a select few are.

“I believe you have the right to do whatever you want to do as long as you're not hurting anyone. I was quoted correctly, but I was taken out of context,” he said.

He says the U.S.A. is an "institution built around allowing us to speak peacefully and respectfully in opposition of any point or any topic that comes up,” T.I. added.

He went on to add that he's not even against same-sex marriage, and that members of the African-American community acts in the same, oversensitive way as well.

Fair enough, but is what Morgan said, which was borderline hateful, really peaceful or respectful? And would T.I. react the same way to N-word-laden rants? Just curious.

Thoughts on T.I.'s comments?

 

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Tracy Morgan did not go home with any Emmy Awards last night, but the actor confirmed on the red carpet that he was a winner before even arriving at the event.

That's because the 30 Rock star is engaged to Megan Wallover!

Megan Wallover and Tracy Morgan

Morgan confirmed to Ryan Seacrest that the agreement was actually reached "six months ago," while Wallover said the couple was in San Francisco when the comedian got down on "bended knee" and didn't pop the most important question via any kind of crazy antic.

It was "pretty traditional," she said.

This will be the second marriage for Morgan. He and his ex-wife, Sabrina, filed for divorce in 2009 and have three sons together.

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Having apologized multiple times for his controversial stand-up routine in Nashville, Tracy Morgan returned to the stage a few days ago...

... and proceeded to get himself in more trouble.

Tracy Morgan in NYC

Performing in New York City, the 30 Rock star warned audience members not to "mess with women who have retarded kids" because "them young retarded males is strong. They're strong like chimps."

As the crowd groaned, Morgan joked about hooking up with "a cripple."

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For the first time since he caused an uproar in Nashville, and then proceeded to make a round of apologies and appearances, Tracy Morgan took to the stage on Saturday night for a stand-up routine.

He appeared on stage at Caroline's in NYC and immediately told the audience he was gonna be "mellow."

But that's far from the style that has made the 30 Rock star famous, of course, as went on deliver jokes about masturbation, ejaculation, the female anatomy and other topics that had the crowd in stitches.

Tracy Morgan is Sorry

About 45 minutes in, Morgan said: “You’re all sitting here waiting for me say something about the controversy, right? I’m 42, man, and now all of a sudden I’m homophobic?”

He then joked: “My father was the lead singer in the Village People. I would sing the ‘Y.M.C.A.’ the loudest. I was sitting right there when he wrote the song."

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The Tracy Morgan Apology Tour stopped by Nashville yesterday, the city where the comedian got himself in trouble on June for making strong anti-gay remarks.

The 30 Rock met up there with Kevin Rogers, the man who first reported Morgan's rant on Facebook. He apologized to him (Rogers accepted) and also to another couple that attended that show.

""From the bottom of my heart I apologize to everybody who I offended with my words on stage in Nashville or anyone else." Morgan said at a press conference put together by GLAAD. "To err is human, to forgive is divine."

Elke Kennedy, whose son was killed because he was gay, was present at the event.

Morgan's trip follows a similar one he made to New York over the weekend, where he met with troubled teens who had been kicked out of their homes due to their sexuality.

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Tracy Morgan has kept his word.

The comedian, who came under heavy fire for going off on the gay lifestyle during a set in Nashville this month, apologized last week and made plans to meet with teens who had suffered due to their sexuality.

He did just that yesterday.

During a meeting organized by GLAAD, Morgan spoke with Jayden Love and Raciel Castillo, gay teens who were forced to live on the streets after getting the boot from their families.

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Every now and then, The View panelists actually engage in an interesting discussion.

Such was the case when the topic of Tracy Morgan, his recent anti-gay rant on stage and subsequent apology came up this week on the talk show.

Whoopi Goldberg didn't defend Morgan's specific outburst, but did speak from experience as a comedian when she said this stuff just happens occasionally on stage: "Sometimes we step in it and it’s bad, and this is one of those times... when a comic has gone over the line and realized it. Not just because people told him, but because he realized it."

Sherri Shepherd, who recurs opposite Morgan on 30 Rock as his character's wife, said a working actor must also represent his show at all times.

And Elisabeth Hasselbeck actually chimed in with a good question: Do the standards for a comedian change in this Internet age, when he/she must be aware that his/her audience expands beyond those in the audience? Should it?

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Roland Martin may not think Tracy Morgan has to apologize for his anti-gay rhetoric last week, but the actor himself is sounding truly contrite about his infamous routine in Nashville on June 3.

"I know how bad bullying can hurt," Morgan told Marc Malkin of E! News. "I was bullied when I was a kid. I'm sorry for what I said. I didn't mean it. I never want to use my comedy to hurt anyone. My family knew what it was like to feel different. My brother was disabled and I lost my father to AIDS in 1987."

Tracy Morgan in a Car

The 30 Rock star says "gay people deserve the same right to be happy in this country as everyone else. Our laws should support that." And he will be doing all he can to ensure these words don't ring hollow.

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Following his vicious rant against gay people during a stand-up set in Nashville, Tracy Morgan issued an apology and admitted he crossed a line with his violent word choice.

Case closed, right? Not for CNN contributor Roland Martin.

  • Tracy Morgan on Set
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In a blog entry, the journalist wondered by Morgan has to issue a mea culp "for saying nasty, vicious and vile things during a stand-up routine."

"Isn't that par for the course of a comedian?" Martin wrote. "There isn't enough space on the Internet to chronicle the number of times a comedian has said nasty and vile things. Some of it leading the audience to fall out laughing or sometimes, or as in the case of Morgan, walk out in protest."

But didn't Martin jump all over Michael Richards in 2006, following that actor's racist diatribe?

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There's no defending Tracy Morgan's recent homophobic rant, in which he referred to gays who commit suicide as "pussies" and said he'd stab his son if he were to come out of the closet.

Tina Fey, who works with Morgan on 30 Rock and has known him for years, isn't trying to. She said the "violent imagery" of the diatribe was "disturbing" to her and Morgan clearly "went too far."

But the actress also stood up for her co-star in general, telling TMZ yesterday that Morgan isn't a bad person.

30 Rock Scene

Morgan's hate-filled speech "doesn't line up with the Tracy Morgan I know, who is not a hateful man and is generally much too sleepy and self-centered to ever hurt another person," said Fey.

She added, referring to Morgan's follow-up statement: "I hope for his sake that Tracy's apology will be accepted as sincere by his gay and lesbian coworkers at 30 Rock, without whom Tracy would not have lines to say, clothes to wear, sets to stand on, scene partners to act with, or a printed-out paycheck from accounting to put in his pocket."

Do you accept the actor's words of contrition?

 

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