Mystery Solved: Rep Confirms That’s Not T.I. On Twitter


When T.I. showed up on Twitter last night (March 1) under the Twitter-Verified handle @Tip, a bunch of Twitter heads got excited about possibly seeing the inner thoughts of the Atlanta rapper fresh out of jail. Especially since Lil Wayne had officially joined the mirco-blogging fray just last week.

T.I.’s close friend DJ Drama even immediately re-Tweeted what seemed like the rapper’s first message: “major announcement coming Monday 3/8 @ 5pm EST on #kingsback.”

But T.I.’s rep at Atlantic Records has cleared everything up, confirming that it’s not actually T.I. tweeting as @Tip. At least for now, the account is just an avenue for the label to release news about him and his projects.

“It’s a portal for Atlantic and Grand Hustle to officially post everything T.I.,” the rep stated. “T.I. himself is not on Twitter.” 

Soon after the account popped up last night, T.I.’s fiancée Tiny (@TinyMajorMama) confirmed that her sons’ father doesn’t have his own Twitter account, posting the message:

RT @MsKelz7: Is it true???? Is the King of the South on Twitter???? @tip @tinymajormama<absolutely not> –Clover Hope