T.I. and Nipsey Hussle

T.I. Defends Nipsey Hussle’s Legend Status

T.I. is defending Nipsey Hussle’s honor.

The Atlanta kingpin took to Instagram in defense of his late friend after Wack 100, who manages Blueface, The Game, and Ray J, said that Nipsey is not worthy of being called a “legend.”

“How many albums did Nipsey drop? One album. This not no personal shit I’m talking about. It’s just real shit,” he told TMZ. “The man died with a million followers, no radio hits, no platinum hits, right? No world tours, right? After he died, he went platinum, sold a bunch of records, followers went up 9-10 million. We gotta define what a legend is and what a legend ain’t.”

But Tip begs to differ. He posted a screenshot of the definition of “legend” and offered his own explanation as to why the Crenshaw rapper is of legendary status.

“This shit say Nipsey all over it,” said Tip. “Record sales and #1 hits ain’t the only barometer for legendary status. IMPACT is what’s important. Although his notoriety DID grow exponentially more after his demise… his impact is undeniable. #HadToBeSaid.”

The comments sparked a debate on social media, with many of Nipsey’s fans and peers defending his honor including Meek Mill and Mustard.