T.I. is clearing his name.
When he’s not challenging 50 Cent to a Verzuz battle, the Atlanta rapper is defending himself against snitching accusations after a video of him promoting Crime Stoppers resurfaced. In the decade-old clip, Tip encourages viewers to call the Crime Stoppers Atlanta hotline to get perpetrators off the streets.
While speaking with comedian K-Dubb on Instagram Live this week, Tip clapped back at those who accused him of being a snitch and working with the feds.
“F**k you and ya life, n***a. If you see a snitch, n***a, slap him when you see ’em. Knock his nose off,” he declared. “Next time I’m out, instead of asking for a picture, like a lil’ ho ass n***a. N***a come on and knock my nose out if you think I’m a snitch, n***a. N***a, c’mon, quit smilin’ in my face trying to get in my fu**in’ section.”
T.I. was arrested in October 2007 on firearms charges when he allegedly tried to purchase guns from a cooperating witness. He later pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges, and served a year in prison. Back in December, Blueface’s manager Wack 100 accused Tip of cooperating with authorities in order to receive a lighter sentence.
But Tip denied that he had any involvement with the feds. “I never gave no mothafu**in’ information to get nobody in no mothafu**in’ trouble naan time with no police. If I am working with a police, it’ll be to get him to shoot you, ni**a,” he said, adding, “Don’t play with me.”
Tip made headlines this week when he challenged 50 Cent to a Verzuz battle. “Pull on up, 50. Bring your ass on outside, Fif. Bring your hit records with you,” he told the G-Unit boss. “You and Dr. Dre and Eminem and all y’all, G-Unit, y’all bring your ass on out. Come on and see the King.”