T.I. Regrets Gucci Mane Reconciliation Not Happening Sooner

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Gucci Mane "Breath of Fresh Air" Album Release Show
ATLANTA, GEORGIA - OCTOBER 17: (EDITORS NOTE: A special effects camera filter was used for this image.) T.I. and Gucci Mane Onstage during Gucci Mane "Breath of Fresh Air" Album Release Show at Tabernacle on October 17, 2023 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Prince Williams/WireImage/Getty Images)
Tip and Guwop were sworn enemies after the latter claimed more influence and dominance than the former, but it's water under the bridge now.

For fans of the Atlanta trap scene- or rap in general, at this point- the feud between T.I. and Gucci Mane should come as no surprise. For those unaware, though, a brief history: back in 2012, Gucci and Jeezy were also at odds, with Tip siding firmly with the latter. Then, Guwop took shots at his Atlanta trap predecessor, which he dodged by deeming him as unimportant, and later claimed that he invented trap music, which T.I. was obviously quick to correct. Furthermore, a couple more shots were fired, there were some more claims and side-taking, but things died down a little bit in the coming years.

As such, it was a welcome and heartening surprise when the two rappers patched things up at Gucci Mane's Breath Of Fresh Air album release party in October of this year in their home city. However, T.I. thinks that they should've landed on this bread-breaking way sooner. Moreover, he reflected on this with DJ Whoo Kid on his podcast Whoo's House last week (at press time). While the Trap Muzik icon doesn't necessarily see it as a thing to "make up" over, he did acknowledge that they let things go too far in their beef.

T.I. Reflects On Patching Things Up With Gucci Mane: Watch

"I don’t know what you mean by ‘made up;’ you make up with a girlfriend," T.I. told the host, which could've been a joke or a serious issue with how the story is framed. Regardless, he went on to speak briefly but earnestly about his mended relationship with Gucci Mane. "We both enjoyed ourselves, I think, you know what I’m saying? Something that we probably should’ve did a while ago." Check out Tip's remarks on the matter at the 5:30 mark of the video above.

Meanwhile, he was one of many people who praised the reconciliation between Gucci and Jeezy back in 2020. With that and other examples, we know that the 43-year-old always puts the past behind him, as long as folks deserve it. Hopefully we hear more stories like these instead of further instances of rappers turning against each other. On that note, stick around on HNHH for the latest news and updates on T.I. and Gucci Mane.

About The Author
Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.