Now that the world has shifted, more and more artists are using their celebrity to create their own platforms, interviewing their friends and using their influence to create new ways to keep busy while they’re kept off the road. Rappers especially have used the quarantine to launch podcasts, with T.I.’s show once again getting called out.
Earlier this year, rapper Fat Joe secured a deal to take his own Instagram podcast-style interview show to REVOLT TV. Fat Joe has especially been getting interesting guests with especially interesting stories. Joe’s popularity has led him to even securing guests outside of the hip-hop genre, like Bobby Brown. The stalwart New Edition member made the claim that Michael Jackson learned the Moonwalk from him on Joe’s show.
“Michael asked me, ‘show him how to Moonwalk’, true story, you can ask Michael Bivins, Ronnie Devoe, Ralph Tresvant…” Brown said before Fat Joe excitedly cuts him off. “Are you insinuating that you taught Michael Jackson how to Moonwalk?” Joe asks incredulously.
“I’m not insinuating, I’m letting you know, that this is what happened. This is how the Moonwalk was formed,” before Joe screams. Brown then says that Michael Jackson perfected the dance, but that he taught him how to do it.
T.I.’s podcast show, ExpediTIously, has also received support and traction during the quarantine. He recently had rapper Jeezy on as they discussed T.I.’s desire wants to create a trap music “Mt. Rushmore,” but first that means helping Jeezy and Gucci Mane reconnect and talk out their long-standing beef.
“We can’t have that conversation without addressing the elephant in the room,” said T.I. to Jeezy without mentioning Gucci Mane’s name initially. “There’s a third member of the Mount Rushmore of Trap Music, that neither one of us care to mention or speak to that much. Now, what do you think is necessary to bring that s**t together, if anything?”
The two continued to discuss what it would require, with Jeezy saying that it would require “one of them mafia backroom conversations,” and claiming that it really has to be a “convo.” He also shared with T.I. that the two had actually chatted before.
With Bobby Brown on Fat Joe’s show declaring he taught MJ how to Moonwalk, now comes producer Jermaine Dupri. On T.I.’s show recently, he claimed that he discovered TLC’s T-Boz famous low register singing voice. Now, her and Chilli aka Rozonda Thomas called in to clear that up.
“The other day when J.D. was on your show, and the reason I have to say it here is because it was said here, some things were very inaccurate. It was like a revision of history… And the thing about my story is, I have proof because facts are facts.”
Her story goes that during an audition (in which Dupri was simply in attendance), she performed Guy’s “I Wanna Get With U,” claiming to be inspired by Jody Watley’s “Still A Thrill,” in which she could showcase her lower range.
“It wasn’t like he looked at me and was like, ‘Oh, this blonde girl, I’mma make her sound deep. The reason he knew I could sing deep is because the night that I sang in the audition, I was singing deep and I sang Guy then.”
See the rest of TLC’s remarks below.