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In the upcoming December/January issue of Vibe, rapper T.I. had a few things he wanted to address. One of them being his September 2010 arrest in Los Angeles for possession of ecstacy which violated his probation and led to an 11-month stint in an Arkansas federal prison.
Tip's wife, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, was also arrested during the traffic stop, but charges against her were eventually dropped.
When news first broke of the couple's arrest, G-Unit boss 50 Cent jokingly suggested on Twitter that Tiny should take the charge given T.I.'s legal situation.
"Tiny gotta take that charge," 50 wrote. "Say it was yours baby."
Tip responds to 50's remarks during his interview with Vibe.
Vibe: T.I. on people criticizing Tiny for not taking the drug charge
“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,” begins his rant. “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.”
I doubt she would have gotten any time.
T.I.: She wasn’t gonna catch it period, ’cause I’m there. That wasn’t even a consideration. Even if she asked me to I would’ve been like, “Nah, you trippin’.“
So you didn’t feel you were more valuable to your family, employees and business partners on the street?
That’s a discussion between me and another man. Not with the mother of my children. Not with the nurturer of my household.
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