50 Cent brought up T.I.‘s appearance in a 2007 Crime Stoppers commercial in the midst of their public back-and-forth and now, another Southern son has weighed in on Tip’s infamous clip.
Boosie Badazz, who’s no stranger to run-ins with law enforcement, sat down with VladTV to offer his thoughts on the Crime Stoppers video.
“I think he should have never did it,” Boosie told Vlad. “One day I went and listened to … it don’t seem like he rattin’ on that … it seem like he doing a drop. But it’s certain things you don’t do when you rap about gangsta shit. So, I think that was a mistake on his part, but he did that to get out of trouble or whatever. Me listening to it, it seem like he doing a drop. But regardless, you’re gon’ do that when you tied in.”
Once Vlad gave Boosie a little more clarity as to why T.I. was in the Crime Stoppers video, the Baton Rouge rapper again condemned Tip’s participation.
“Tip should have never taken his fuckin’ ass up there,” Boosie said. “Why the fuck — you already in trouble. He shouldn’t have took his ass up there and said shit. They know I’m not gon’ work with them. They ain’t gon’ come up to me with no shit like that. They never know what I might say on the camera.”
T.I. addressed the Crime Stoppers video explaining he did the “drop” at the request of the court to help him “get from under” a potential 20-year sentence behind bars.
“I never gave no muthafuckin’ information to get anybody in no muthafuckin’ trouble no time with no police,” Tip said. “If I am working with a police, it’ll be to get him to shoot you.”
As far as who would win a mythical Verzuz battle between Tip and 50, Boosie maintained that due to geographical ties, he couldn’t go against T.I.
“I would have to go with Tip cause like y’all say, where I’m from? The South,” Boosie said. “Yes, I remember — I know every damn song from Get Rich or Die Tryin’. I’d like to see it. 50 my nigga, but I know way more Tip records being where I’m from.”