Rapper T.I. is encouraging listeners not to buy his music if they support GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump conversation with foreign leader part of complaint that led to standoff between intel chief, Congress: report Pelosi: Lewandowski should have been held in contempt 'right then and there' Trump to withdraw FEMA chief nominee: report MORE.

“If he supports all of his actions right now and acknowledges how he feels, I wouldn’t want him to buy my music,” he said of a hypothetical Trump supporter in a TMZ video. "I’d rather he didn’t.


“That’s not the road that I travel down,” the rapper said during an interview Thursday night at the Los Angeles International Airport. "Some things are more important to me than money.”

T.I. argued that he dislikes the way Trump uses his celebrity and wealth for defending his fans’ bad behavior, noting recent violence between protesters and the billionaire’s defenders.

“If he misuses and abuses his power to the point that he uses his money and his influence to tell people to do things to people that are harmful to my people, I just want him to know how frowned upon that is in my community, starting with me,” he said of Trump.

“If I stand on a certain platform and I use my money and my influence to tell all the people that follow me that, ‘Hey, guess what? If you go and hurt those people, I will pay your legal fees, I will take care of you, if you take care of this for me, I’ll straighten this out for you,’" T.I. said. "That’s no different how they view the leader of some of the organized crime syndicates. What he’s doing is really illegal.”

T.I. announced earlier this month that he supports Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden lead shrinks, Sanders and Warren close gap: poll Biden allies: Warren is taking a bite out of his electability argument Overnight Health Care — Presented by Partnership for America's Health Care Future — Pelosi set to unveil drug price plan | Abortion rate in US hits lowest level since Roe v. Wade | Dems threaten to subpoena Juul MORE (I-Vt.), a Democratic presidential contender. He said that he chose Sanders over Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonQueer Marine veteran launches House bid after incumbent California Rep. Susan Davis announces retirement Poll: Trump neck and neck with top 2020 Democrats in Florida Former immigration judge fined, temporarily banned from federal service for promoting Clinton policies MORE after comparing their past remarks on criminal justice reform and racial equality.

Trump, meanwhile, on Tuesday denied he would pay the legal fees of a supporter who allegedly sucker-punched protester during one of his campaign rallies.

John Franklin McGraw, 78, was arrested on March 10 after allegedly attacking Rakeem Jones, 26, during a confrontation in Fayetteville, N.C., the day before.