Lil Pump apparently has a bone to pick with T.I. after labeling the Atlanta rap legend a “snitch” and a “bum.”
The “Gucci Gang” rapper made the disparaging comments on Instagram Live on Tuesday (March 21), where he addressed the commotion surrounding Tip’s confession that he once pinned a gun case on his dead cousin, as well as his recent “paperwork party.”
“T.I.’s a snitch,” he said. “So, I don’t ever want to see him pull up with none of them stupid-ass paperworks and shit. T.I., we know you’re a snitch. You even brought the papers to your stupid-ass comedy show that nobody fucking goes to. You’re a bum!”
It’s unclear what prompted the verbal attack against T.I., who has yet to respond.
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T.I. has long been dogged by snitching allegations since filming a Crime Stoppers commercial as part of his plea deal in his 2007 gun case. The rapper faced a maximum of 10 years in prison, but was sentenced to just one year and one day.
The scrutiny has intensified in recent months after a resurfaced clip from a 2020 episode of his expediTIously podcast found Tip admitting to pinning a gun case on his dead cousin, Toot, in the early 2000s to avoid jail time.
He claimed he “had a talk” with Toot, who passed away before the case went to court, and his late relative gave him his blessing to tell authorities the gun belonged to him.
T.I.’s comments didn’t sit well with noted anti-snitch advocate Boosie Badazz, who branded him a “rat” and canceled the joint album they were planning to release together.
“I don’t spare no muthafuckin’ body, because if you doing anything wrong, you doing anything criminal and you cooperate with law enforcement to get you out of trouble, that means you’re cooperating,” the Baton Rouge native told VladTV. “That means you’re a rat.”
In response, T.I. hosted a “paperwork party” in his hometown of Atlanta, where he was seen waving around court documents that he claimed prove he didn’t snitch on his dead cousin.
As the Grand Hustle general explained in an interview with Trap News Networx, the paperwork states that “the case was resolved due to a motion to supress all of the evidence because of an illegal search and seizure.”
Tip’s efforts to clear his name didn’t quite go as planned, however, as Boosie Badazz ignored his invite to the event. Instead, he was sat courtside at the State Farm Arena to watch the Atlanta Hawks’ game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
“I’ve been waiting on one special invited guest to show up, and he ain’t showed up yet,” T.I. vented at his paperwork party. “But it was somebody who had something to say about me and had to question my, you know, disposition with some of my cases. But he ain’t here to see my paperwork!
“I just don’t like for a n-gga to God damn get fly then get shy, you hear me? My n-gga, I’m right here in the center, so come on if you got something to say about me, if you think it is what it ain’t. There’s one way to clear it up: pull on up, let me show you what you looking for. I wanna see who wanna see, you hear me?”
He continued: “And then after you see what you need to see, then it’s on you now. We gon’ straighten that shit up ’cause you done got too far in the jaw, you got too much dip on your chip.”
Despite the back-and-forth, T.I. insisted in an interview with TMZ earlier this month that there’s no bad blood between him and Boosie and things will be smoothed over “offline.”
“There is no beef. It’s a misunderstanding,” he said. “Someone misspoke, and I believe that someone has come to terms with that understanding, and it’ll be handled offline … the way it should have been in the first place.”
Lil Pump, meanwhile, is fresh off the release of his latest album Lil Pump 2, which dropped on March 17. The 16-track project boasts appearances from NBA YoungBoy, Ty Dolla $ign, Smokepurrp and others.