T.I. is laying claim to the throne.
The King of the South went on Instagram Live to declare himself as one of the best to do it.
“Ain’t nobody fu**in’ with me, ni**a, none of ’em,” said Tip, who said that his peers are afraid to even collaborate with him. “To the point where they don’t even wanna be on the same record as me, ni**a, because they know they can’t f**k with me.”
A confident Tip went on to boast that no one has outrapped him on a record. “You ain’t never heard me on no record with nobody and they dusted me,” he continued. “It ain’t never happened, ni**a.”
“Ain’t nobody do this shit better than me, man,” he added. “Been doing this shit since I was 9 years old.”
When it comes to the competition, T.I. claims there is only a select group of MCs who are in his league, including JAY-Z, Nas, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West. “That’s who you need, JAY, Nas, Wayne, Ye… Pusha T,” he said.
Not everyone was in agreement though as fans debated Tip’s controversial claim. “We had the weakest verse on Swagga Like Us, his own damn song,” commented one person, noting T.I.’s 2008 collaboration with JAY-Z, T.I., Kanye, and Lil Wayne.
Another person argued that André 3000 “murdered” Tip on their 2012 collaboration “Sorry.”
T.I. may be thinking of retirement. Last year, he announced his “final album” Kill the King, the follow-up to 2020’s The L.I.B.R.A.