T.I. graces Vibe's end of year cover, and according to Vibe,
"From Bin Laden's Death to his own personal problems, Tip gave his brutally honest opinions on each matter. Though he promises a wiser and more in-tune leader, Tip still stands by the same beliefs and morals that made him the man he is today. His perspectives may both shock and surprise but Tip holds nothing back in VIBE’s Google-assisted meeting with the kang."
Check out some the excerpts Vibe let go from the interview and the cover below.
T.I. Being Skeptical of Bin Laden's Death:
The conversation shifts from Muammar Gaddafi’s death—which occurred five days prior—to Osama Bin Laden’s assassination to both Eastern giant’s once empowered relationship with the U.S. government. “It’s like everybody that the U.S. was besties with, years later they’re the worst person in the world,” says Tip. "My question is what character traits do they possess now that they didn’t possess when y’all were besties? What made it go astray, and who’s to say they were on the dishonest end of that?”
The politic’n doesn’t stop there. Before an article can be selected from the “Osama Bin Laden killed” search, T.I. twists his lips in sarcastic fashion and shoots, “If that really happened.”
On All Americans Having Equal Rights:
On People Criticizing Tiny For Not Taking The Drug Charge:
I’ma tell you, 50 Cent and anybody else, we not gonn’a have no discussion about what my ole lady should’a, would’a, couda done for anything as it pertains to me,” begins his rant. “We ain’t gonn’a do that. I’m the only one in my family that’s gonna take a lick when it pertains to the legal system. Since me, none of my other family members have seen a jail cell. Nobody. I’m the last one. The buck stops here. I feel that a person that stands behind [his woman for a criminal charge] is a coward anyway.”