Atlanta’s self-crowned King of the South T.I. took a page from John Legend’s book amid Kanye West’s internet-smashing Donald Trump controversy and decided to pay the GOOD Music leader a personal visit.
Things apparently didn’t go exactly as Tip might have expected, but according to his update on Yeezy, fans can at least rest assured that not all hope is lost.
After spending a day with Yeezy, T.I. posted his final say on the West-Kardashian patriarch’s current state via Instagram story.
“Yesterday spent the day with Kanye…” he said, followed by a series of shocked face, mind blown, and angrily cursing emojis. “Long term work in progress, No Doubt. Still Optimistic Something From our Discussion gon Stick…”
Tip added that he refused to stand by idly and lose his hip-hop industry mate to the dark (or red) side. Especially since “The Old ‘Ye” is far too important. Tip’s efforts follows that of Legend’s, as aforementioned, who hit up Yeezy via text message. He sent kind, loving words that essentially echoes everyone’s “Wake up, Mr. West!” scream only for Kanye to object by accusing John of implementing a “tactic based on fear used to manipulate his free thought.”
As for Yeezy’s other co-rap stars like Snoop Dogg, the damage is already done and hands are washed with the new pro-Trump Kanye.
See Tip’s attempt at a breakthrough for the Chicago emcee below.
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