While promoting his new project, T.I. once again stepped into Hot 97 to speak his mind on a variety of topics. This time, Tip weighed in on gun control laws. He also spoke on allegations of being a snitch by saying he’s never told on anyone in his life.
“This is my problem with the banning of anything,” he said when speaking on the banning of firearms. “What that does is, that means only the criminals will be allowed to have this particular item. Right now, there’s criminals that can’t have assault rifles or pistols but they got them and they know they can’t have them. So if they ban them, what it’s gonna be double-illegal for me now? I’m still gon’ carry mine. So if the illegals have them, I think the legals must have them.”
Later, he addressed allegations of snitching by saying he lives by the “G code.”
“I go with the G code. In prison, we have paperwork parties. In prison, you have cards. I was in [a federal penetentiary] so everybody is sent from everywhere. So, I had the Georgia card, the Georgia crew. When you get there, your crew comes to make sure you got everything you need but you have to produce your paperwork so they will know how to align themselves with you.”
He explained that his paperwork allowed for him to walk the yard without fearing that others would think he snitched on anyone.
“I’ve always been in [general population]. All the time. I turned in my paperwork. When you turn in your paperwork, it’s called a paperwork party. They look at it on the yard. Everybody get to observe it and whatnot. They know exactly what to look for.”
He went on saying that his accusors have other motives for calling him a snitch.
“Everybody wants to believe that because if they would have got caught in them circumstances, that’s what would’ve happened to them. They would’ve done it. I stood silent. I could say with a clear conscience and a pure heart, I’ve never ever had to tell anything on anybody.”
More from the interview can be seen below.