T.I. on Ride or Die Chicks
--Surely you’ve heard by now that in the year-end issue of VIBE, T.I. finally addressed 50 Cent (and others) who believed his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle should have taken the rap for him when the couple was charged with the possession of a controlled substance in September 2010. You may recall that at the time of the arrest, T.I. was rehabbing his career and had only been out of jail since March 2010, after a 10-month prison stint for gun charges. He was on probation at the time of the drug arrest.
Though the drug charges were dropped, T.I. served 11 months in prison for violating his parole. T.I. told VIBE that his wife taking the fall was never an option.
“I’ma tell you, 50 Cent and anybody else, we not gonna have no discussion about what my ole lady shoulda, woulda, coulda done for anything as it pertains to me,” said TI, whose new reality show Family Hustle featuring his wife and six children debuts next week. “I’m the only one in my family that’s gonna take a lick when it pertains to the legal system.”
He added, “A person that stands behind his woman for a criminal charge is a coward anyway.”
T.I. stood firm in his stance, even when VIBE pushed, insisting that Tiny was unlikely to serve time. “She wasn’t gonna catch it period, ’cause I’m there,” he said. “That wasn’t even a consideration. Even if she asked me to I would’ve been like, “Nah, you trippin’.”
He continued, “That’s a discussion between me and another man. Not with the mother of my children. Not with the nurturer of my household.”
Media outlets scrambled to hear what 50 would say in response—cause everyone knew he wasn’t going to say something— but they were overlooking the most important aspect of the interview: TI had just kicked the long upheld idea of being a ride or-die chick off her pedestal. Frankly, it was about a damn time.
(Continue reading at VIBE...)