News: T.I. Responds To Jim Jones' Swag Swipe

Tuesday, Oct 7, 2008 1:13PM

Written by Cyrus Lanhgorne

T.I.

After reports broke out about Jim Jones questioning T.I.'s "swag," the self-proclaimed "King of the South" spoke with radio personality Clinton Sparks to address the swipe.

As previously reported by SOHH's Pulse Report, the Byrd Gang leader reportedly became upset over Tip's record, "Swagga Like Us," which features rap rival Jay-Z, Kanye West and Lil' Wayne, prompting him to begin recording a "Swagger Jack From Us" song set to feature Juelz Santana and Weezy.

In a recent interview, Sparks initially informed Tip of the numerous artists who wanted to make the final cut for "Swagga" including Young Jeezy and Jim Jones.

"I'm sorry, but you know what, man," Tip said. "If we put everybody on the record that wanted to be on the record, man, it would be a "Swagger Like Us" album."

When Sparks furthered the discussion by claiming Jones reportedly said the rapper's swag is "fabricated," the Grand Hustle rapper calmly addressed the suggestions.

"Well you know what, that's very funny that either one of you should mention that because my clothing line Akoo will be in stores in November and I believe there will be quite a few people going out to get it," Tip responded. "So hopefully I can step my swag up a little bit. Maybe I can meet his standards. I ain't trippin' over that, man."

Calling the disgruntled remarks by Jones as merely "entertainment," Tip promised he had no reason to find himself in a negative situation.

In related news, the Atlanta rapper continues to make history by putting Bankhead on the map with his latest release Paper Trail preparing to strike No. 1 in its opening week tomorrow.

As previously reported by SOHH, early estimates show Tip selling over 357,000 copies after only four days in stores. Out-doing competition like Robin Thicke and Jennifer Hudson, whom also debut this week, Tip's latest effort will mark his third consecutive No. 1 opener.

Paper Trail features appearances by a star-studded line-up including Jay-Z, Lil' Wayne, Justin Timberlake, Rihanna and more in addition to DJ Toomp, Swizz Beatz and Kanye West behind the boards.



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