During a recent Atlanta concert, T.I. threw his playlist back to 2008 for the crowd goers with one of his hit singles, “Whatever You Like.”
And as repeated in the song, you can, indeed, have whatever you like — except a handful of the Atlanta rap star’s butt. Especially, if you’re a male fan reaching for it from the crowd.
In a video that surfaced from TIP’s performance, he engages closely with the crowd as he raps to the single’s second verse. He abruptly removes the mic from his mouth once he feels the hand on his backside, confusingly looking behind him and among the crowd to find the grabby culprit. The DJ must have quickly sensed something was wrong, as he immediately cuts the music and T.I. addresses the fan up close and personal.
“Don’t put your hands on my a** again, bro,” he says to the fan. “What the f**k is wrong with you, n**ga? I will f**k you up. Never touch my motherf**king a** again.”
Picking up the mic to repeat the warning a little louder this time, TIP tells the fan, “Aye look man, no bullsh**, don’t ever put your hands on my motherf**king a** again or I will beat your motherf**king a** in here. Real talk, man. Aye look, I came to have a good time but don’t disrespect.”
After the crowd bellows out a booing session, seemingly toward the fan that caused the "I'm a King" rapper's sudden change of mood, he returns to his set. And since fans of the Grand Hustle Records honcho seem to have a weird history of invading the rapper’s personal space, it’s safe to say that everyone should follow a hands-off protocol when it comes to TIP.
Watch it all go down in the video below.
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