“King of the South” T.I. opens up about critics and fans still thinking his wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle should have taken the fall for him on a 2010 drug possession arrest which ultimately led to an 11-month jail stint in the new issue of VIBE.
Based on a few excerpts, Tip directly name drops rap star 50 Cent in light of his past questioning of Tiny’s loyalty.
“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. … She wasn’t gonna catch it period, ’cause I’m there. That wasn’t even a consideration. Even if she asked me to I would’ve been like, “Nah, you trippin’.” (VIBE)
In October, Tip also addressed 50’s past remarks and other critics.
“Well, I mean, you know, I’m going to tell you, I’m going to just speak on how I handle situations and how I handle myself,” Tip told radio jock Howard Stern. “I mind my business. You know? If it don’t got nothing to do with me, I don’t speak on it because I don’t have enough information to speak intellligently on the situation…I only speak on how I deal with myself and how I handle myself. I mind my business. You know what I’m saying?” (“The Howard Stern Show”)
Last year, 50 said Tiny should have ultimately taken Tip’s drug possession charge.
“Man TI and tiny done got picked up agin for methamphetmines and ecstacy dam manTiny gotta take that charge. Say it was yoursBaby,” 50 tweeted Thursday (September 2).
“Ok I’m gone till the $ept 6. I’m gonna let you motherf*cker$ $uffer of boredom till I returnBut that TI sh*t is bad. $ept 6.”
“http://twitvid.com/JPBI2 – D*mn TI d*mn! u the king d*mn! lol” (50 Cent’s Twitter)
Tiny and T.I. were arrested in Los Angeles last year on drug possession charges.
After getting arrested for possession of what was confirmed to be ecstasy pills earlier today, the married couple was taken to the police station to have these sad-looking pics snapped. The newlyweds, who were pulled over in their Maybach on Wednesday night (Sept. 1) after making an illegal U-turn in West Hollywood, were cuffed after police detected the smell of marijuana from the car. Cops claimed that the arrest was made on suspicion of possession of a controlled substance, which sources told TMZ were ecstasy pills. (Rap-Up)
Following the arrest, the couple tested positive for illegal substances in their bodies.
Pills found in the car of rapper/actor T.I. and his wife Tameka Cottle have tested positive as a type of Ecstasy, RadarOnline.com has learned, and the case has now been turned over to the District Attorney’s office which now must decide what, if any charges will be filed against the couple. As RadarOnline.com previously reported, T.I., who’s real name is Clifford Harris, Jr. was arrested Wednesday night, along with his wife, in West Hollywood, California. (Radar Online)
Check out a recent T.I. interview below: