By Jessica Goodman
October 13, 2015 at 04:56 PM EDT
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Rapper T.I. came under fire Tuesday after saying he wouldn’t vote for Hillary Clinton because she’s a woman.

After the interview went viral online, T.I. apologized for his statements via Twitter.

“My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong,” he wrote. “I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended.”

“Not to be sexist but, I can’t vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman,” T.I. had told DJ Whoo Kid. “Just because, every other position that exists, I think a woman could do well. But, the president? It’s kinda like, I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally – they make very permanent, cemented decisions – and then later, it’s kind of like it didn’t happen, or they didn’t mean for it to happen. And I sure would hate to just set off a nuke. […] [Other leaders] will not be able to negotiate the right kinds of foreign policy; the world ain’t ready yet. I think you might be able to get the Lochness Monster elected before [a woman]. It’s not right, but I’m just saying…”