T.I. has a complex relationship with 50 Cent as colleagues and competitors after a year of challenging him to a Verzuz battle. Now he has to clear up some rumors about him and 50.
When speaking to former NFL player Tony “The Closer” Robinson on a recent episode of his Get Yo Ass Up! podcast, Tip was asked about a rumor he was replaced by Method Man for a role in Power Book II: Ghost.
“That’s not true, “50 and I were executive producers on a different show, outside of the Power universe. But nah, man. Me and 50 cool.”
“I think I’m the only one that’s not offended by his brash approach and he’s not offended by mine, so, you know, we play rough but ain’t no issue. It’s a mutual respect though.”
The chatter started after Power Book II: Ghost actors Michael Rainey Jr. (Tariq) and Gianni Paolo (Brayden) spoke to TMZ last month and claimed T.I. almost nabbed the role. But either one can’t commit.
“I heard – this is a rumor, I can’t confirm. T.I. was supposed to play Method Man’s character. I don’t know if there was beef or something happened, but he never ended up playing him, and Meth was Davis MacLean.”
Rainey added: “This was early in the production before we started filming. We showed up to set, and Method was there. They didn’t really tell us.”
Rumors always start, and it blows up until someone has to set the record straight. But let’s see on 50’s side of the story eventually.
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