If this whole "rap superstar" thing doesn't work out for T.I., he may have a good plan B: conflict mediator.
At least that's what Tip was doing Saturday night at a welcome home bash in Atlanta. Even weirder: The person starting the drama, spewing curse words and tossing drinks was none other than Diddy.
It all went down at ATL's Compound nightclub, where Puff was hosting a party to celebrate Tip making a triumphant homecoming since ending an 11-month prison sentence. As seen in footage circulating online, the incident started when Diddy shouted out some patrons who were holding up bottles of Grey Goose, a rival to Ciroc Vodka, whom Puff has a development deal with.
"Put that s--- down. It’s Ciroc boys in the building," he shouted on the mic with a bodyguard at his side. He then threw a drink off the stage, shouting, "What you gonna do? This is my house."
The Grey Goose drinkers allegedly included media personality (and sometimes BET host) Kenny Burns, who can be seen in footage of the incident having a seemingly heated conversation with members of Puff's entourage in front of the stage. Burns apparently has an endorsment deal with Grey Goose — although some reports suggest he was merely trying to squash the beef. Either way, Diddy didn't seem pleased. "Get the f--- out of here," he shouted, seemingly at Burns. "F---ing f----t-ass light-skinned b---h-ass n---a. Get the f--k out of my face....F--k y'all n---as, n---a. And what?"
T.I. wasn't having any of it. "What’s going on in this motherf----r?" he shouted on the mic. "I’m going to tell you like this: You will not f--k my hundred million up for nothing in this motherf---er. I don’t give a f--k what go on. I ain't with none of that f--k s--t. I will get the f--k on out this b---h and let y'all handle it. God damn it, I’ve done done enough time. Ain’t nobody else in this motherf--ker talking about fighting and God damn did their time. I ain’t trying to do it. Puff, you got too much money for that motherf--king sh-t n---. Let that n---a drink what the f–k they wanna drink, man, f--k that s--t. They ain’t getting money for drinking that s--t, they paid to drink that s--t... I love you, n---a, you know I'd go to war with you, but come on, man!"
Puff can be seen yelling at T.I. off the mic and shaking his hands in response, but the footage ends there. However, some reports say that gunshots were fired outside the club afterwards.
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