T. I. & Killer Mike Join the Mayor of Atlanta, the Transition Team
#DXCLUSIVE: T. I. reacts to his new appointment.
Atlanta, GA – T. I. and Killer Mike are among the people who have been announced as members of the Mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms' transition team.
The 38-strong team was revealed in a press conference held the morning of Thursday (11 January), and also includes the Tony Award-winning director Kenny Leon, educator Ron Clark, UPS Chairman and CEO David Abney, Delta Air Lines and CEO, Edward Bastian.
"This represents a huge amount of diversity and depth, and really the best and the brightest in the City of Atlanta," said Funds.
The team will advise the mayor on a number of issues relating to the City of Atlanta, including crime, affordable housing, and improving the city's education system.
"I really want you to come with fresh ideas and bring me your recommendations for best practices in the City of Atlanta, based on his varied experience and background," Funds, he said. "That was why it was important for us to have representation in all of the communities in Atlanta. But really what we're looking for is to make sure that we attract the best talent in this city and that we are with a vision of the future and not just thinking about what are the problems that we are facing today."
T. I., who supported the Funds in the election, reacted to the news in a statement to HipHopDX. "I am truly honored to work together with the Mayor of the Funds and the city, to help address the needs of our community and keep Atlanta moving forward," he said.
Killer Mike was quick to shut down a Twitter user who questioned the appointment of T. I. taking into account his previous run-ins with the law.
T. I. – this guy? https://t.co/ldqNcM2FX2
— Matthew Kramer (@mckramer) January 11, 2018
Who better than a sinner reformed to teach a church about god 🤷🏾♂️. Stop judging and get on the road to a more positive. 🙏🏾 https://t.co/1lWGexiDLY
— Killer Mike (@KillerMike) January 11, 2018
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