By Rob Markman, with reporting by FLX
T.I. and 50 Cent had been clashing in the media and over Twitter during the last few months but cooler heads eventually prevailed. “I addressed it and I moved on. I addressed it, we developed an understanding and we both moved on,” T.I. told RapFix on December 27 while in Atlanta prompting his F–k da City Up mixtape. “But I addressed it immediately, as soon as there was something to address.”
The initial tiff started in September 2010 after 50 urged over Twitter that Tip’s wife Tiny should have stepped up and taken the drug charge which lend to the probation violation that landed him back in jail in 2010. In the December/January issue of Vibe magazine T.I. addressed the criticism.
“I’ma tell you, 50 Cent and anybody else, we not gonn’a have no discussion about what my ole lady should’a, would’a, couda done for anything as it pertains to me,” Tip said in the mag which will hit newsstands nationwide on December 6. “We ain’t gonn’a do that. I’m the only one in my family that’s gonna take a lick when it pertains to the legal system. Since me, none of my other family members have seen a jail cell. Nobody. I’m the last one. The buck stops here. I feel that a person that stands behind [his woman for a criminal charge] is a coward anyway.”
Fif wasted no time responding. “Man I just saw something T.I said in VIBE about a tweet I wrote when he caught his drug case. He just got out a jam and caught a new one,” he wrote on Twitter on Friday. “This boy got a get outta jail FREE card. Don’t get emotional over your lady. It a get you in some sh– you don’t want to be in.”
If the G-Unit general plans to bait Tip, the King isn’t taking the trap. Straight G code…No “TWEEFIN” here champ!!!! Peace 2da real og’s we out!!!,” he responded via Twitter shortly after.
Last week 50 told Vibe that he and Tip were able to talk thanks to the efforts of a mutual friend. “He had a lot of legitimate points,” 50 said.
Now it seems like all is well between the two star rappers. “I reached out, he reached out, we spoke, we developed an understanding and we have since moved on,” T.I. told RapFix. “That’s that.”
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