T.I. Speaks On Contract Bidding War, Says "I'd Love To Stay Where I Am"

posted Monday January 28 ,2013 at 06:30PM CST | 19 comments

T.I. Speaks On Contract Bidding War, Says

T.I. says that he would like to extend his 10-year recording contract with current label Atlantic Records.

Even though he's reportedly shopping a $75 million contract to the likes of Interscope and Roc Nation, it looks like T.I. isn't looking for an immediate out with his current label, Atlantic Records.

According to an interview with The Urban Daily, Tip explained that he would love to continue his decade-long relationship with Atlantic. Still, the Grand Hustle impresario explained that he would need to see 110percent commitment from the label in the form of a contract before he makes any decision on the matter.

"I respect my present partners at Atlantic Records and had there ever been a separation between them and myself I would respect my new partners in such a way that I’m not gonna sensationalize anything," he said. "They give me my fair market value for what it is I have to offer. And if you want to be in business with me let’s give each other 110%. But just going out and doing gossip type stories that ain’t a huge part of what I do."

He added, "I’d love to stay where I am. It’d have to be shown that the feeling is mutual and the way you do that is on paper with commitment to dollars."

As previously reported, T.I. recently completed his 10-year record contract with Atlantic. The Atlanta rapper will also grace the silver screen in the upcoming Jason Bateman comedy Identity Thief.

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  • 837
    Everybody on here has a fuckin opinion about what t.i. album is the best. They are all opinions, you like what you like. If you feel Trap Muzik is his best album thats your fuckin opinion. If you gone state what album is the best do by stating the album sales assholes, not by giving your opinion. The man has several albums that can be considered classics but the thing is everybody has a different standard as to what they consider a classic.
  • Anonymous
    ya'll do realize the 75 mil is a distribution deal for his Grand hustle label and not a solo deal, right?
  • Anonymous
    T.I to YMCMB!!!
  • Anonymous
    Snitch Nigga
  • mannski
    hahahahahahahaha 75 million. No way jose. That would be worse than president Obama's tax increases and war on the middle class.
  • Anonymous
    hhdx needs to do a story on future and his recent dna test child support battle! check out tmz! apparently that dude doesnt even make $200k a year!
  • gsonii
    I figured TIP was just looking for some attention.
    • Anonymous
      How? Did u read it?? He did, and still is biddig since his contract is up.. He is just tryna divert the attention away from his personal business
  • tha G
    Hope he go to defjam
  • da nicest
    hpe he sign to Roc Nation
  • Fif
    By the way, my new album is out in 20xx. Just like Dre's Detox album. Great thing about Aftermath is that I don't have to release a thing. My career sucks and I need Shady just to be relevant but in Aftermath, I get paid more not to release an album.
    • Anonymous
      fuck fifty
  • So Icy Boi
  • asd
    There's rumors about him signing to Shady Records with B.o.B
  • Fif
    Atlantic create him, his image, i can't imagine him anywhere else. He's great and should keep goin in where he is right now.
  • ATL Zone 4
    If you give this nigga 75M, you deserve to be beat in the mouth with wet boot. His best cd was Trap Musik, followed by Im Serious. Everything else was horseshyt.
    • smokey robinson
      stop hatin' nigga. t.i. got classic albums if you don't understand that you don't understand shit.
    • ATL Zone 4
      ^^ stop watching MTV nigga. Fuck u talkin bout.
    • BP
      ^fuck are you talkin about. nigga's EIGHT albums deep and you think you can walk up in here and dictate what his best CD is. take your bullshit on outta here son. his best project was KING anyway, he showed the most growth on that LP(with his partner dying). and the fuck does MTV have to do with this? niggas don't know what the fuck they sayin I swear. if anybody even gives your brain dead ass 75 bucks they deserve the same treatment you said cause you talkin jive.