The Moment: In May 2009, T.I. kicked his associate/fellow rapper Alfamega out of his Grand Hustle camp after it was revealed that 'Mega was a DEA informant years ago.
The Disappointment: On the one hand, Alfamega made T.I. look weak at a time when he had just gotten arrested by federal authorities as a result of an informant in his camp. On the other, T.I. kicking 'Mega out of his camp made him look like he didn't agree with those who worked with police. It was obviously what he wanted to do to keep his street cred within the hip-hop community intact, but it also made him look foolish to the mainstream media.
How T.I. Overcame It: There was really no getting around the embarrassment that this one caused. Fortunately, T.I. didn't get baited into the beef that 'Mega tried to start with him after he kicked him out of Grand Hustle and the situation eventually dissipated.