In a recent interview on Shade 45 with DJ Drama, an animated and heated T.I. discussed his song "Addresses," which appears to be a diss track.
"It was direct," said Tip of the diss. "Now, the thing about who it was directed to - it benefits him more than me for me to put that out there. So I made that directly in a way that only they will know. Therefore, so they cannot get any shine off of it."
The Atlanta rapper surmised that others would step into the fray to bolster their reputations. "I'ma make a prediction... There shall be a few rappers that feel they will be benefited by accepting that burden, and they will step into that line of fire, knowing it is not them, but they will feel it is better for them to step into that line of fire, be hit and receive the benefits that come with being hit by a T.I. bullet. It'll be the greatest thing that ever happened to them in their lives."
T.I. continued, addressing his unnamed foe. "It brings me great pain to say, had it not been for their outright, direct disrespect and disregard for the G code, and what is known to all to be real... they lack all integrity. Trap Music is a genre that I created, homes! Before me, it was Lil Jon, Crunk Music, and OutKast! You don't fit in nowhere! The closest thing that come to what you do is what I created, homie. So for you to come out your face bad about me, dog, when I ain't never do nothin' but try and help you and niggas like you? ...And you tryin' to come at me that way? ...You deserve everything coming to you."
Watch the interview below (spotted at HipHopSince1987):