T.I., the multi-talented rapper and actor, has been a fixture in the entertainment industry for over two decades. Known for his smooth flow and provocative lyrics, T.I. has captivated audiences with his music, earning multiple Grammy Awards and other accolades.
T.I., the multi-platinum rapper, has been a household name for his chart-topping music for more than a decade. However, in recent times, his name has been splashed across the media for less flattering reasons. The embattled artist first found himself at the center of controversy when he made a stunning confession during a podcast episode in 2020, revealing that he had snitched on his deceased cousin.
In the wake of his controversial admission, T.I. has faced an onslaught of criticism from all quarters. The Atlanta-based rapper has been roundly rebuked for his actions, with many in the hip-hop community accusing him of betraying the code of the streets. Even fellow rapper Boosie has felt the backlash, revealing that he was forced to cancel their joint album due to the negative response he received after T.I. confessed to cooperating with authorities on a decade-old gun case that involved T.I. and his cousin.
However, T.I. has now set the record straight during an interview with the YouTube channel Trap News Network by saying that story about him snitching on his cousin was fiction.
“It came from a conversation that my partner and I were having,” T.I. said at the 5:55-mark in the video below. “That conversation was, ‘Hey bro, if me and you catch a case together and I die before you, it’s mine.’ He was like ‘Nah, I can’t do that.’ [I said] ‘Yes you can. It’s mine. Why can’t you? I don’t understand it.’ He said, ‘Nah, I can’t do it.’ You know what I mean? He said, ‘I can’t really say nothing about anybody who do, but I can’t do it.'”
He continued: “So off of that conversation, I created a set of circumstances. You know what I mean? And I thought that the embellishment was clear when I said I talked to my cousin and he told me…”
The interviewer then prompted a response from T.I by saying, “they didn’t get the satire, they didn’t get the change in inflection of voice, they didn’t get the fact that you was basically being sarcastic.”
“Humor, satire and sarcasm, it escaped them,” T.I. agreed.
T.I. also took to social media to call out Boosie by claiming his uncle told him not to release the album they did together.
“Idk if it’s you or ya ‘OG Uncle’ that needs to see it… but I GOT MY PAPERWORK ready to show!!! PULL UP!!! My number the same & my address the same my nigga. To get on da net & speak on shit you’ve never spoke to me about is leaving me to believe you been hiding ya heart the whole time!!!!”
T.I. then called out Boosie for not checking any official documents before accusing him of something he never did.
“I’d NEVER speak ‘certain disrespect’ on your name/reputation bout a ‘IF’ homie… da convict code say When in doubt…pull the paperwork out!!!” T.I. continued. “‘IF’ you ain’t did that…Now … Idk what type of time you on but I say again… ‘IF’ it was a question or confusion bout anything I said you could’ve called and asked …. so u can report back & tell ya ‘OG’ …or you could’ve pulled up & checked the blk & white like I’m offering now.”
He continued, “Either way tho my nigga … I ain’t bound to no nigga’s opinion of me,” he added. “’Cause what dey ‘THINK’ will NEVER overrule what I KNOW!!! So don’t wonder no mo’ homie…. answer the ‘IF’… PULL UP & report back to da rest of these niggaz who opinions matter so much to you. Cause I could Give a Fuck bout what no nigga think bout me!!!”
He concluded his caption by expressing disappointment in his former friend.
“‘The tail shall never wag the dog’ Leadership Leads…. wit facts and stats… we don’t follow no fantasyland shit…remember that!!! I ain’t bending my knees for nothing or fearing nothing but GOD!!! So cmon & see what you speaking bout so next time you can speak intelligently. @mamaheliveagain.2.0 I expected more from you. This shit ain’t solid. obviously I thought we WAS something we WASNT.”
As of writing this article, Boosie is yet to respond to T.I. and his recent statement on the whole situation. We will have to wait and see if he decides to say something. Until then, stay tuned to Thirsty For News as we bring you similar stories.
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