Even after his mom was exposed for being a racist… Details inside!
T.I. was among a whole host of celebrities, many of them Black, who sent young Keaton their thoughts after watching him recount the torment he has faced at school. Snoop Dogg, Cardi B, Millie Bobby Brown, and NFL star Delanie Walker were some of the others who Kimberly Jones would thank publicly for reaching out to her son.
But the tide began to shift, and stars went distancing themselves as the weekend wound down, and word got around about photos of the family waving a confederate flag, and tirades she’s posted to chastise people who’ve spoken out about their own hardship and oppression.
By Monday, more developments began to surface, including news that a GoFundMe page had been set up in Keaton’s name and that MMA artist Joe Schilling had personally reached out, only to come away suspecting that the entire situation was a money grab. As a result, the GoFundMe page was canceled with $57,171 raised in one day.
One day after the mother of Keaton Jones was exposed as a racist bigot who has bullied people in her own right, Keaton supporter T.I. returned to social media to say he stands in solidarity with the 11-year-old, and trusts that how the situation backfired on his mother will eventually serve as a learning experience for him.
“Ok… So it seems as though we were somewhat misled by what we saw yesterday in regards to Keaton. Now while I still stand by initial standpoint wholeheartedly, I also believe in the laws of karma & reciprocity,” Tip wrote on Instagram on Monday, December 11. “But I STILL support Lil dude… even IF he’s truly being given a taste of his own meds because when it’s all said & done… while his family is spewing hatred around him… he himself will be able to speak from experience how much LOVE was shown to him on the gram by the very ones he’s been taught to DISPISE!!!”