T.I.’s been using his platform to speak out against injustice, host informational discussions with other celebrities and of course, troll 50 Cent. In his latest post, the rapper took some time out to wish his wife happy birthday – unfortunately, he had to shade another famous couple to do so.
It was on another birthday that T.I. got into a war of words – 50 Cent’s. T.I. challenged 50 Cent to a Verzuz battle on his 50th birthday. The two both have a catalog of hits that range from street joints to pop hits, and T.I. wants all the smoke from 50 Cent’s catalog in a head-to-head battle. He even invited 50 Cent to bring along collaborators Dr. Dre and Eminem – for the second time.
Previously, T.I. had called 50 to the carpet. “Guess who ain’t scared of your ‘MF’ a–, 50? Bring your hit records with you. You and Dr. Dre and Eminem and gotdamn G-Unit … y’all bring y’all’s asses out. Come see the king.”
50 Cent was unbothered, which lead to T.I. reissuing the challenge.
“For your birthday I offer you a challenge, sir,” T.I. said. “Pull yo a– up, man with 20 of your records, man and sit cross from me and get this work, man. But I understand if you don’t want to answer to that challenge because last time you got challenged, Kanye West dusted yo a– off so, you might not want to do that!”
For his part, 50 Cent responded by reposting a news outlet’s headline and captioning it, “yo somebody passed TI the weed they gave smokey in Friday. LOL.”
With all that drama having seemed to quiet down, and without securing his Verzuz challenge, T.I. has resumed his regular posting activities. Since it’s his wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle’s 45th birthday, the “Live Your Life” rapper shouted out his wife of some 20 years.
While the post intended to celebrate his wife of ten years, fans took issue with the rapper using the term ‘entanglement’ to describe his and Tiny’s marriage after surviving some of their own marital scandals.
“May nothing hurtful harmful or dangerous Interrupt this Lifetime Entanglement (😉just had to) 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂,” T.I. wrote. Fans didn’t let T.I. forget about his own discretions, lambasting him for his hypocritical use of the joke and pointing out how the two musicians have also been separated, and how T.I.’s been accused of cheating numerous times.
One fan stated, “Too many emojis. He must be cheating again,’ while someone reacted to the post by saying, “In other words I love you for riding with me even through my lil entanglements.” Another individual commented, “Peeps how his toxic a– thrown that’d entanglement in there.”
It seems as if their bond is clearly tight and while the joke might have been a bit insensitive to the Smith’s, it’s definitely going to take more than some fans being upset to truly break T.I. and Tiny’s marriage.