T.I. Says He Would Charge His Son For A Verse

T.I. says his son will receive no special entitlements if he follows in Tip's footsteps.

T.I. often speaks about music, and often speaks about his family. But in an interview with VladTV, the two subjects happened to merge.

During the interview, the subject of rappers' children following in their fathers' footsteps came up. "I used to tell [my son], 'This not good enough.' But now, he played something for me last night, and he's on the fast track. Now I can listen to it, and take it seriously."

Asked whether the Atlanta rapper would collaborate with his son, T.I. replied that it would cost him. "I tell my son, 'You can't afford me,'" said Tip, before adding,. "I'll give him a discount. I'll work with him."

So why the hard-line stance? "I want to make sure he has no delusion in his mind that just because you're T.I.'s son, that entitles you to certain things that other people have to pay for," he explained.

"I tell mine, 'You gotta work your way up to me, man. You gotta go do some verses with some other people, first. Then come back. ...You think you can walk in here and just have a song with T.I.? What have you done?"

T.I.'s family is the subject of "T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle," a reality show on Vh1. The show's third season premiered this past April. Tip is currently touring with Lil Wayne, French Montana and 2 Chainz on the "America's Most Wanted Tour."

Watch the interview below:

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70 Comments

  • HK

    because hes not. Numbers wise, no solo rapper from the south has better Numbers than ludacris. Thats a fact. Money wise, Ludacris is also richer than him Lil wayne is more popular than him and has more influence Luda, Scarface, Andre 3000, and Big Boi are all lyrically better than him. So how on earth is TI king of the south when all those people i named are above him" gtfo out of there, Luda became a movie star, he hasn't given back to the hood as much as T.I. has during the 00s. T.I.'s better than Luda lyrically at moments too. Scarface as much of an icon he is he ain't doing shit right now, and Big Boi goes harder than Tip but he's half known. 3stacks drops three verses a year, nice comparison. Tip dropped an album while going into the pen. Andre can't even get his rap notebook out his drawer. foh

  • Anonymous

    T.I. should teach his kid how to snitch.

  • Anonymous

    ITS YOUR BLOOD (TALK ABOUT BEING A PRICK OF A DAD)

  • ti aint no gangster

    Gucci Mane = realest rapper ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - T.I. snitch to the feds - Young Jeezy was never bmf - 50 Cent snitch and was never in jail but a youthcamp - Game was never a banger but lived the life of his brother in his lyrics - Nas Escobar never sold drugs - Ice Cube never was a gangbanger - Dr Dre never was a gangbanger - 2pac was a ballerina and never sold drugs after he become famous he was doing some stupid stuff like beating and shooting at people because he though he could get away with it. Without Suge Knight 2pac was just a skinny motherfucker. Oh and i like his music so fuck you. - Mobb deep are the biggiest pussies in rap they are short as midgets and keep talking this g shit but never did g shit.

  • Anonymous

    T.I. got thee ugliest bitch in the game ya dig

  • i farted

    Eh yuh pawdnuh u gotta pay for a verse by me buh i still got yoe cereal lambo luis bags chains j's dental bills thousand dolla jeans

  • Anonymous

    scarface +outkast>the entire south

  • Anonymous

    FUCK this nigga

  • RubberBandMan

    ti washed up

  • Anonymous

    t.i. stopped being dope after : T.I vs. T.I.P : i guess ti beat tip

  • dentaldamboy

    T.I. made a song dedicated to ASAP Rocky on Urban Legend. It was called ASAP. This was when T.I. was on the come-up. Now that TI thinks he made it, he refuses to work with up-and-coming rappers. SMH. This is why Wayne is such a star. He helped launch the careers of guys like J Cole, Kendrick Lamar, Future, Rick Ross, Drake, Nicki.

  • Anonymous

    WHAT A LOOSER! T.I. FELL OFF CUS OF THE HOLE "KING" THING..PEOPLE GOT ANNOYED WITH CALLING HIMSELF THE KING OF THE SOUTH...I NOTICED PEOPLE REALLY GOT ANNOYED WHILE HE WAS LOCKED UP AND HIS WIFE KEPT CALLING HIM THE KING...STFU!

  • A

    Lost so much respect for TIP over the years. He used to be one of my favorites. Now he's just corny and lost all credibility.

  • stabler420

    Anyone that has a problem with T.I. teaching his son to be a man and earn his own way through life probably doesn't know the first thing about being a man. Why should he feed him with a platinum spoon. A good father teaches his son to make his own way. Yall are just jealous you didn't have a real father in your lives.

  • Nuff said....

    T.I. said "you think you gon just walk in here and have a song with t.i.? what have you done?" I dont get why rappers have this mentality where if they do a song with somebody who aint as big as them it will tarnish their career or something. Tupac has done song with plenty of no name up and comin rappers bcuz he respected them and Pac is considered the GOAT by most ppl.... point made

  • Anonymous

    solid dude mane....

  • Jay-Z

    I am a hustla baby, I'll sell water to a well

  • Anonymous

    Don't put your SON in the same category as another rapper that ain't your SON! SMFH! When keeping it real goes wrong! FOH! You do what ever the fuck you have to do for your son and NEVER charge him. Save that bullshit for strangers! This niggas a lame! Just lost all respect for this clown!

  • xx009

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiakJqKZu6I

  • Anonymous

    T.I. sucks anyways.

  • Doocy

    Damn, can't find a label that will give him money so he's charging his kids now. Times a rough.

  • BRICKS LOCAL

    The kid is 9 years old

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  • Anonymous

    Why do people like King Shit typical faggot as name say stupid shit like what a shitty dad. Did you even read the article or just the headline and make a smart ass comment without even thinking hate faggots like this who speak out there asshole to just be heard yes there that desperate.

  • Anonymous

    i agree with tip... i like that attitude.

  • king shit

    what a shitty dad

  • real talk

    I commend t.i. for teachin' his son some values. a lot of y'all pussies hatin' cause your parents didn't teach y'all none. some of y'all probably grown and still live wit your parents and got your hoe ass moms makin' your meals and doin' your laundry and shit. that's why you won't ever mean shit or be of any value to a woman.

    • Anonymous

      sounds like your projecting your own insecurities onto everyone else. the anger and judgment in your tone, most people wouldnt get that angry about something so trivial unless it was something that they are personally insecure about. juss sayin

  • Mortis

    Did he charge when his ass got fucked in prison

  • Fuck Bankhead

    LOL nigga look old as fuck and he's only like 33 years old wtf

  • zxsss4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fo8tr4DjVaM

  • imho

    lmaooo at tip charging his son.. fuck it i would too you cant learn life if you get by with a silver spoon and free shit.. i call it being a father even tho its rap still itll be good life skills to know he gotta pay for shit in this world..even his dad

  • Snitch ass nigga whos an animouu a mofkin animouuuuu

    ti is a snitch theres no way he beat out 3 gun charge sentences and his home free with in an year snitch ass nigga

  • kinglio21093

    Atta boy Tip. Teaching discipline. His son isn't that good tho.

  • Anonymous

    Fuck T.I and his son

  • Anonymous

    good shit, teach that boy some discipline tip

  • DRTYDRDZ

    Yea Like The Little Slime Ball Hasnt Saved Enough BDay Money And Gold Chains To Pay His Crappy 2 Faced Father

  • So Icy Boi!

    I'm a close friend of Lil Wayne and in da studio sessions of Human Being II, he told me T.I. is bisexual and has a secret relationship wit Young Dro... it really disgusted me. I deleted all of his shit from my iPod plus he is a wack MC. swag

  • Dave Bensky

    Why everybody hate on tip when he is no doubt the King Of the South!!!!!!!

  • Anonymous

    thats right. No free passes. He'll appreciate it in the long run

  • Anonymous

    Go work with Ross little Tip junior. He won't charge you a dime, and he'll buy you lunch afterwards.

  • FREDYYY

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  • Anonymous

    lol,this weak fuck. Go talk to the feds.

  • say what?

    t.i talking like he biggie or Nas ...work your way up to me please....what have you done T.I but sell your soul to the white devil you punk if i see you mannnn...

    • say what?

      i'm not just some fool on the internet, i'm a marksman. what the fuck is T.I and his cronies going to do against a sawed-off double barrel shotgun.

    • smokey robinson

      @ say what you ain't doin' shit but runnin' your dick suckers you won' do shit to t.i. his squad will destroy your lame emotional ass.

    • Anonymous

      if you see him you aint doin shit. First off youd have to get past his body guards. And even if you did that, he doesnt roll by himself either, so once you swung, it would be self defense and him an his people would beat the living shit out of you. quit the e thuggin

  • 666

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