T.I.'s daughter and son are keeping their father hip to what currently is trending in hip-hop related news, but when it came down to his children showing them what Lil Wayne had to say during his recent Nightlight interview, Tip had no choice but to come for the rapper.
"I'm at a complete loss for words here," the rapper writes, on a video clip recording of Wayne speaking on Black Lives Matter, as if during the disastrous interview, he was just hearing those three words for the first time.
Considering T.I. has effectively utilized his platform as a reputed rapper countless times to speak out intelligently on issues of racial inequality and police brutality, it is no surprise that he had trouble digesting what Weezy was trying to say in his now-viral interview.
In his reactionary post, T.I. also points out how their children practically grew up together, and how each were there for the other while dealing with outside circumstances, such as when Wayne was in prison.
"Our relationship outside of music is what makes me sensitive to your disposition," T.I. continues. "I KNOW you wired a bit different than most other responsible adults, but still n***a U TRIPPING!!!! I don't know what you goin thru,or what you are attempting to avoid but this s**t is absolutely unacceptable!!!!"
T.I. then dives deep into it, mentioning how Lil Wayne's commentary is "tarnishing" his legacy. He then hits a personal nerve, mentioning how his very children used to look up to Weezy prior to this, putting it into a perspective that forces the rapper to think about the consequences he now inevitably has to face as a result of his actions.
"Our people are being oppressed!!!" he writes. "We are being hunted, captured & slaughtered out here daily!!! You have to get outta that bubble that you've been living in & get out here & educate yourself on what's going on around US!!!"
T.I. then goes on to remind Wayne he's always available to share "whatever knowledge or understanding" he may have in order to assist in Weezy's growth & development, further pleading him to stop what he's currently doing. He also adds the tough love reminder that if Wayne isn't prepared for a question in an interview, he's allowed to say "no comment, bro."
"But stop embarrassing yourself & everyone out here who's been supporting you," Tip concludes.
Hopefully if anyone can get through to Lil Wayne, it'll be T.I.
Take a look at Tip's recent open letter to Lil Wayne in full below.
@liltunechi This is my son & daughter showing me this for the first time & asking me what you mean? I'm at a complete loss of words here. Wayne I've known you over a decade. Our daughters grew up together practically. Reginae' spent countless times at my house with Niq-Niq when you were in prison & you extended my daughter the same courtesy when I was in the same position. Our relationship outside of music is what makes me sensitive to your disposition. I KNOW you wired a bit different than most other responsible adults, but still nigga U TRIPPING!!!! I don't know what you goin thru,or what you are attempting to avoid but this shit is absolutely unacceptable!!!! You're disrespecting yourself,bringing shame on your family name & tarnishing your legacy. You have children (including mines prior to now) that have looked up to you. You have sons & a daughter that depend upon your leadership. Bro if you don't stand for something out here,all the money,jewelry,cars,mansions bandannas & hit records don't mean shit!!!! Our people are being oppressed!!! We are being hunted,captured & slaughtered out here daily!!! You have to get outta that bubble that you've been living in & get out here & educate yourself on what's going on around US!!! I'm always here to share whatever knowledge or understanding I may have to assist your growth & development,but u MUST STOP this buffoonery & coonin' you out here doin. You looking like somebody who has something to gain or lose by pretending like it's not as bad as BLM making it seem & you're not aware of an issue that needs to be addressed. That's what would be considered "Uncle Tom Shit".... I know U,YOURE BETTER THAN THIS!!!!! I've been proud to call myself a fan & a friend of Lil Wayne ,but if that must end in order to stand up for those who can't do it for themselves...So be it. If you're not prepared for a question in an interview,say No Comment Bro. But stop embarrassing yourself & everyone out here who's been supporting you. There is no middle ground. Oppression knows no neutral party,either you're part of the oppressed,or you with the oppressor. There is no such thing as oppression not affecting you. It's #USorELSE out here
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