T.I. has addressed Boosie Badazz and his snitch allegations on his new song “Active” featuring Kevin Gates.
The track, which was premiered by DJ Greg Street on Atlanta’s V-103 radio station earlier this week, will reportedly appear on T.I.’s upcoming album Kill the King, which is likely to be his final album.
The high-energy trap anthem finds Tip telling a higher power to “forgive” those that don’t believe in him, and at one point he seems to take aim at Boosie Badazz, who has accused the Atlanta legend of being a “rat.”
“You started yellin’, started tellin’/ But on IG, you hard as hellin’/ I’ma tell you somethin’ serious/ Come in here tryna boost ya career and commandeer/ I’ma commandeer the situation, treat him like a hunting deer in the frontier, T.I. raps.
His verse continues: “Listen, I’ve been King 21 years, took losses, never shed one tear/ That’s ’cause even when the future unclear, confidence, I always had a ton up here.”
Listen to a preview of “Active” shared on T.I.’s Instagram page below:
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The fallout between T.I. and Boosie Badazz started last month after a clip resurfaced from an August 2020 episode of Tip’s expediTIously podcast, where he recalled an incident involving him and his late cousin, Toot.
As T.I. explained, he and Toot were running a hustle in their native Atlanta involving stolen upscale clothes when they were pulled over by cops, who discovered a gun in Tip’s possession.
Toot — who introduced T.I. to DJ Toomp, the producer behind hits like “What You Know,” “24’s” and “U Don’t Know Me” — was murdered during the court case. At the urging of his lawyer — and with Toot’s posthumous blessing — Tip avoided incarceration by claiming the gun belonged to his cousin.
“We caught those gun cases, Toot died. My lawyer said, ‘Well, you know, I could make everything go away if it was Toot’s, it was Tremel’s,’” he said in an Instagram post last month. “After he had passed, I had a talk with him. Toot said, ‘I’ll take all the charges you got! If you can walk away free and put it on me, goddamn right! ‘Cause I’ll be damned if they gon’ come and muthafuckin’ extradite me from here!’
However, Boosie took issue with the Grand Hustle general’s actions and called him a “fucking rat” while also scrapping the joint album they were planning to release together.
“With the T.I. situation, if he did that – you a fucking rat too,” Boosie told VladTV. “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. That means you’re a rat.”
The comments didn’t go over well T.I., who told Boosie to “pull up” on him. The feud then hit a boiling point after Boosie decided not to attend T.I.’s “paperwork party” at the Trap City Cafe in Atlanta, where he was seen waving around a court document allegedly proving he didn’t snitch on his cousin.
T.I. mentioned Boosie’s notable absence while addressing the room, speculating that he was ducking his invite to “straighten” things out.
“Everybody got some paperwork to show me? I got some paperwork to show them,” he said. “If y’all leave up out this muthafucka, please let a muthafucka know that the paperwork was present. And if they wasn’t here, they shouldn’t be saying a muthafuckin’ thing about the King, you hear me?”
However, in a recent interview with TMZ,T.I. claimed the beef between him and Boosie was over because it was clear that “someone misspoke.”
“It was a misunderstanding,” he said, before adding that Boosie knew his statements had some inaccuracies. He then said the situation would be handled “offline,” which is “the way it should’ve been in the first place.”