Wednesday, June 16, 2010 | 11:48am
T.I. in XXL Mag: ‘I Aint No Snitch’
“There ain’t nobody, nowhere in naan jail sayin’ I was on they paperwork.” What does the NATION think?
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Even before T.I. began serving his sentence for a 2008 weapons charge, T.I. was telling everyone who’d listen that he was a changed man and wanted to breathe positivity into not only his music but Hip Hop. Since his release he’s sought to continue that quest to become a more positive role model to the younger generation that looks up to him.
However just as many fans as he’s gained, he’s lost on the streets from those that believe he snitched. His critics say the math just doesn’t add up. Those familiar with similar cases argue that given the evidence and charges, there’s no way he could have only served less than a year without rolling on someone.
But as T.I. tells Ben Detrick for XXL Magazine’s July/ August issue cover story, rumors that he supplied the government with pertinent information in order to receive a shorter prison sentence just aren’t true.
“There ain’t nobody, nowhere in naan jail sayin’ I was on they paperwork. Can’t nobody show you no paperwork with my name on it. Ain’t naan judge, ain’t naan D.A., ain’t nobody. But what troubles me is that there’s muthafuckas out there talking ’bout they think or believe I’m snitching, but riding around, smoking weed and drinking beer with muthafuckas who they know telling. But you want to sit back and talk shit about me on the computer.”
“What people don’t take into consideration is the reason that I was eligible for certain agreements that they weren’t eligible for was because I made myself a useful member of society.”
“Most muthaf-as catch cases and get time. My nigga, you wasn’t doing shit when you was out here, so wasn’t no reason for them to keep you out here.”
“Please understand the G code that I learned from, if you speak out your mouth that a muthafucka is telling on somebody and you can’t come with indisputable, irrefutable facts to support that statement, that makes you the sucker. You are now in violation of the G code. And there ain’t nobody, nowhere in naan jail sayin’ I was on they paperwork.”
The July/August issue of XXL hits newsstands July 6.
Sounds like T.I. is pretty hot about the subject. While he seems to have a logical explination for the short sentence, he also had about a year to craft it. What do you think? Did T.I. Snitch?!
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