Those who thought T.I‘s jail stint would calm him down in the rap world were mistaken. T.I. and Shawty Lo are now involved in an all-out war of words. Now, it seems the two are done with subliminal shots and ready to speak up loudly against one another.
T.I. recently called a radio station (92Q Jamz) to claim Lo was like “a dog barking at the moon.”
“That dog don’t even know why he’s barking and howling at the moon. The moon don’t care. The moon is so far away. The dog can’t touch the moon. The dog can’t shut the moon off. He just sits there. Eventually, the dog will get tired of barking, and he, too, has to admire the moon as it shines. Just let the moon shine, dog,” he said of Lo. But, Lo replied to this quickly.
“He ain’t no moon. I feel like he ain’t no Jay-Z or nobody like that. He’s the clouds, but I ride through clouds every day. He gotta meet me eye to eye. I can’t beat him at arguing. He’s like a girl. A girl will win an argument every time,” he replied, according to MTV.
According to Lo, the beef began when T.I. released the song, “King.” Around he same time, Lo had a track with “King” in the title and asked T.I. to appear on the song but Tip turned him down.
Still, it wasn’t all bad between the two. Lo actually offered some respect.
“He did put Bankhead [the rappers’ shared Atlanta neighborhood] on the map. I can’t take that away from him. But he ain’t from Bankhead. It wasn’t no problem. He was screaming our ‘hood. I liked him. … We ain’t have no rapper repping for our ‘hood. You had Jermaine [Dupri] and Ludacris from the south side, and then you had people repping for the east side, but nobody for us. He had a pass.”
However, it seems that positive energy is gone.
“He disrespected me on a song,” Lo noted. “Pass over with. Time to tell the truth. He ain’t no real street n—a. We been letting him get away with it for a long time. Tell him to come to Bankhead like he went to [Houston neighborhood] Cloverland with [Lil] Flip.”
Lo also advised fans not to expect a battle on wax.
“I ain’t gotta respond. I ain’t trying to get in no battle rap with T. Lie. That’s what he do; he’s a rapper. I’m a street n—a. I’m a trapper. I really lived it. I got 28 arrests, four convictions. My name is Carlo Walker — look it up.”
T.I. is still working on his next album as a few tracks leak to the net. More on his upcoming LP soon.