T.I. is no stranger to beef, having had a memorable back and forth with Lil Flip as well as briefly being referenced in the mild feud between Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks. But, as it regards fellow Atlanta emcees Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane, Tip isn’t looking to choose a side or play peacemaker for the time being.
“Man, I got the money in mind,” T.I. responded, when asked about the beef in an interview with Hot 107.9 FM. “I got the sights set on a big sack with a lot of money in it, man. I’m talkin’ like multi-million dollar conglomerate type stuff. Anything that’s not of that nature and understanding, I don’t really see it. So I really don’t know what you’re asking me about.”
Earlier in the week, Gucci Mane took to Twitter stating that if his former collaborator, T.I. wanted to get involved he could. Tip had no explanation for why Gucci would call him out, but he reiterated his desire to stay focused on financial matters.
“A lot of times in life, things happen and we never know why,” T.I. added. “Guess what? The focus is what counts. I’m focused on that sack champ. I’m trying to get myself where Dre, Puff, Jay and them are at—I’m talking net worth wise.”
The full interview, which also includes T.I. explaining how he chose his latest acting roles can be seen below.