After T.I. was sent back to prison for a drug-related arrest last year, 50 Cent took to Twitter to say that his wife Tameka “Tiny Cottle” should have taken the rap for the charges. In a cover story for VIBE’s year-end issue, Tip addressed the comments, justifying his reason for taking the blame for their arrest in 2010.
“I’ma tell you, 50 Cent and anybody else, we not gonna have no discussion about what my ole lady should’a, would’a, couda done for anything as it pertains to me,” he said. “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.”
He said that he would protect Cottle by any means, and that even if she had asked him if she could take the fall for the crime, he wouldn’t have let her.
“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’,” said Tip, stating that she was more important than him in their lives. “That’s a discussion between me and another man. Not with the mother of my children. Not with the nurturer of my household.”
T.I. also speaks on Americans having equal rights and being skeptical of Bin Laden’s death. Read the excerpts here.