King of the South, T.I. has been choosen to cover Vibe’s year-ending issue (set to hit stands December 6th). His cover story includes information regarding the death of Bin Laden, American Rights, and reaction to 50 cent regarding his wife Tiny. Below are excerpts from the exclusive interview with the “Kang” himself, compliments of Vibe.com…
T.I. on being skeptical of Bin Laden’s death
The conversation shifts from Muammar Gaddafi’s death—which occurred five days prior—to Osama Bin Laden’s assassination to both Eastern giant’s once empowered relationship with the U.S. government. “It’s like everybody that the U.S. was besties with, years later they’re the worst person in the world,” says Tip. “My question is what character traits do they possess now that they didn’t possess when y’all were besties? What made it go astray, and who’s to say they were on the dishonest end of that?”
The politic’n doesn’t stop there. Before an article can be selected from the “Osama Bin Laden killed” search, T.I. twists his lips in sarcastic fashion and shoots, “If that really happened.”
T.I. on all Americans having equal rights
Man, I will say this, the funniest joke I ever heard Tracy say during a stand-up was, ‘C’mon man, I think gay people are too sensitive. If you can take a dick, you can take a joke.’ [Cracks up laughing.] That shit was funny to me. And it’s kind of true.’ While T.I. makes clear that he supports anyone’s sexual preference, he then connects, in his opinion, a current oversensitivity among gay people with a consequential and ironic offense of the First Amendment. “They’re like,‘If you have an opinion against us, we’re gonna shut you down.’ … That’s not American. If you’re gay you should have the right to be gay in peace, and if you’re against it you should have the right to be against it in peace.’
T.I. on people criticizing Tiny for not taking the drug charge
“I’ma tell you, 50 Cent and anybody else, we not gonn’a have no discussion about what my ole lady should’a, would’a, couda done for anything as it pertains to me,” begins his rant. “We ain’t gonn’a do that. I’m the only one in my family that’s gonna take a lick when it pertains to the legal system. Since me, none of my other family members have seen a jail cell. Nobody. I’m the last one. The buck stops here. I feel that a person that stands behind [his woman for a criminal charge] is a coward anyway.”
Shortly after releasing his new mixtape, 1.21 Gigawatts, Rapper Ludacris releases the official video to his track titled “Badaboom” in which he takes subliminal shots at rappers Drizzy &| Big Sean..
Apparently Luda has taken offense to Drake and Big Sean stating that they invented a rap style that Luda refers to as “Supa Dupa” flow (denoted by one-word punch lines at the end of sentences). Luda protests that he been rapping in that style and that since Big Daddy Kane, one of the rap originators, no rap style has been original….just recycled with a twist and stamped with a new artists name on it!
Here’s my opinion: Luda has a point about no rap style being original anymore, but at the same time I personally dont feel like its that serious. Ludacris rap career is one CD from being
washed up &| I think this is a great marketing way to get his foot back in the game so people with start paying him attention again. But great scheme cause the video is dope!