T.I. On Gun Control, Says He's Never Snitched, Explains Prison Paperwork Parties

posted Wednesday December 19 ,2012 at 08:48AM CST | 68 comments

T.I. On Gun Control, Says He's Never Snitched, Explains Prison Paperwork Parties

T.I. weighs in on gun control laws and says he's got paperwork to prove he's never snitched in his life.

While promoting his new project, T.I. once again stepped into Hot 97 to speak his mind on a variety of topics. This time, Tip weighed in on gun control laws. He also spoke on allegations of being a snitch by saying he's never told on anyone in his life. 

"This is my problem with the banning of anything," he said when speaking on the banning of firearms. "What that does is, that means only the criminals will be allowed to have this particular item. Right now, there's criminals that can't have assault rifles or pistols but they got them and they know they can't have them. So if they ban them, what it's gonna be double-illegal for me now? I'm still gon' carry mine. So if the illegals have them, I think the legals must have them."

Later, he addressed allegations of snitching by saying he lives by the "G code." 

"I go with the G code. In prison, we have paperwork parties. In prison, you have cards. I was in [a federal penetentiary] so everybody is sent from everywhere. So, I had the Georgia card, the Georgia crew. When you get there, your crew comes to make sure you got everything you need but you have to produce your paperwork so they will know how to align themselves with you." 

He explained that his paperwork allowed for him to walk the yard without fearing that others would think he snitched on anyone.

"I've always been in [general population]. All the time. I turned in my paperwork. When you turn in your paperwork, it's called a paperwork party. They look at it on the yard. Everybody get to observe it and whatnot. They know exactly what to look for." 

He went on saying that his accusors have other motives for calling him a snitch.

"Everybody wants to believe that because if they would have got caught in them circumstances, that's what would've happened to them. They would've done it. I stood silent. I could say with a clear conscience and a pure heart, I've never ever had to tell anything on anybody." 

More from the interview can be seen below.

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  • Anonymous
    What the fuck do you nerd niggas know about snitching and not snitching. Most you niggas shouldn't have a comment.
  • Big Dan
    Okay, his statements are suspect. Because he had "paperwork," whatever that means, he was not a snitch? I am getting what he his trying to say is that because he had paper showing he is a prisoner from GA, he is not a snitch, meaning if he had snitched he would not have been given paper work like the regular loser snitches. But that does not make sense because if you are a snitch, then one, the govt will want to try to hide it just as much as you and two, snitches don't walk in with a snitch sign on their back and you do not snitch in public, so of course they put you in general population. I am not calling dude a snitch and I know with money, you can beat the legal system, but dude had enough guns to arm a small nation and an extensive criminal record. Considering that, he got off very lightly and that's what folks are looking at.
  • ISPITTS
    T.I / IS IS NOT WHAT THE HATERS ( IGNORANT FOLKS ) ARE SCREAMING ! USE YOUR DAM HEAD / REALLY SNITCHING ! YALLLLL SO FULLLLL OF ISH ! WORDUP!
  • Money First
    What people don't know about this case is that it was an entrapment case and a very easy one to prove in court...The Feds knew it and did not want it to come to light because it would have definitely looked like a witchhunt! However he would have been a target had they taken it there so he and his lawyers worked out the best deal taking in consideration he is a felon which ultimately wound up saving tax dollars and federal reputations in the end...
  • BLACK
    BUT YOU TOO ARE A CRIMINAL, SO YOU ARE ONE OF THE "ILLEGALS"...DUMBFUCK
    • urgay
      but you too are no one to judge, so youre just another one of the "idiots"...your opinion doesnt count loser
  • Anonymous
    Ti dropped some knowledge on these wack ass interviewers. real talk, strap up cause they government wants to turn yo ass into a slave.
  • Anonymous
    He's a tattle tale, we all know it.
    • urgay
      so are you, i remember when you snitched...we all remember it
  • Anonymous
    to all the dumb niggas thinking a nigga cant snitch of the record,,body yourself,,,a niggas can tell on you, and you get knocked,because he shitted all of your B I,,,,,,,and no one would be the wiser, give up the info, do your lil skid bid,and they will get who they want through an investigation,but who the fuck did he snitch on? ,nobody can answer that,,why?,,because it is off the record,,,dicks!!
    • 614grind
      Convenient explanation. So what you're saying is, you have absolutely no evidence that he told on anybody about anything but you just gon stick to your theory anyway. You, my friend, are a hatin ass nigga.
  • Heavy Chevy
    What don't add up is the numbers. The Feds got mandatory sentences for felons who get caught with automatic guns. And he was a felon who got caught with automatic weapons. So...
    • Anonymous
      this nigga think niggas is stupid,,,,,thats the problem,,,,he got a lot more to lose than the average nigga,,,so its more likely than not ,,that he worked something out,,,,with them boys,,,,wesley snipes is doing three years for taxes evasion,,,im pretty sure his money longer than T I,,,,which stands for (tell investigators),,,lol,,,since when do convicted felons,rappers on top of that,,,do skid bids,,,for weapons charges,,,shit i seen niggas get more for less with no priors,,,,,,mr.harris is a lucky dude,,,thats word!
  • Yung Boss Baby
    Yung Boss Baby- Shattering Point Dime http://www.reverbnation.com/main/search?q=Yung+Boss+Baby#!/yungbossbaby/songs
  • 2ndAmmendment
    T.I. speaking knowledge on gun control! "guns DONT KILL people, people do" More people are killed cus of a drunk driver... should we BAN ALL CARS? Should we ban alcohol? How about the fact that most these killers are on "PRESCRIPTION MEDS" WAKE UP! Soon as the government takes your guns, you can say GOODBYE to any more freedom
    • Anonymous
      There is a huge difference between drinking and driving and accidentally crashing than walking into a school and shooting kid after kid after kid in the chest with an automatic weapon.
  • Anonymous
    paper party? what are they like kids?? smh
  • Anonymous
    i dont care if he snitched or not (means fuck all to me) i like his music ps- americans are fucked up when it comes to guns... NO CITIZEN SHOULD HAVE A FUCKING GUN- EXAMPLE AMERICA
    • Anonymous
      man you are an idiot!!! the only reason America isnt China YET, is because americans still have guns... hey dummy do you want to throw away the entire constitution?? How about we eliminate free speech too
  • Esq.
    Fact of the matter is, I can't comment on another man's business, especially if I don't know him. I don't personally know T.I., but judging from the thing's that have publicly taken place, if I was on some shit that could get me boxed in...he just probably wouldn't be the guy I tell anything about it.
  • wooorrrd!!!
    he running around,,promoting his project thats good thats good,,,,however,,money makes the world go round,,if money keeps him from doing hard time,,then money can get you fake documents,,you can indirectly snitch,,and it dont show on paper work,,,the question is who got knocked from his snitchin,,,will anybody ever know?...no!!!,,,,he's tryin to hard to prove he didnt snitch,,,after he did his time and it was years ago,,,if you built like that what the fuck you gotta prove,,,fuck it you home now,,,,that shit is in the past,,,,he tryin to hard to be official,,,just let the music play,,,,,if he snitchin,,he got to live with himself,,so fuck it,,on to the next,,,,,, THE FEDS THEY LIKE WACK RAPPERS,,,,,
    • Anonymous
      aint no fuckin way to put fake government documents up... they aint having that... damn yall mfs is really fuckin stupid.
    • Anonymous
      that boy is a snitch and he aint as hard without Alfamega
    • ETK
      trying too hard to prove what? trying too hard to prove what? he didn't say a fuckin word about the matter for like two years. only now that he dropped his album he's really getting into this and you talkin about he's 'trying too hard' to prove he didn't snitch.. whatever man keep believing your bullshit
    • Anonymous
      so why speak on it , if you the king,what you explaining shit for, K.I.M, and stop speaking on it who you trying to convince,yourself
  • Anonymous
    Six time felon but never has done multiple years in prison. Before he was a rapper he had all type of charges and never did any serious time. Some fans are in denial. That nigga is not that dude. He was just some petty ass crac dealer and not a good one because they nigga got caught with a lot of crack. Real Niggas no whats up. Alley Boy already called that boy out. He on the defense now because he losing cred by the day.
  • real
    WTF yall niggas talkin bout. Tip got caught n paid the price like everyone else, n erry'one knows that havin alot of money or being famous can getchu outta any situations, if folks really want to hate on somethin' hate on the judicial system for dealin with celebs different than regural people, only kids who have no way of verifying anythin say this Nigga is a snitch, but like he said "Wanna Hate Have A Nice Time"
  • Anonymous
    this guy went to prison as a celebrity it is completely different plus his about 4ft tall lol
  • Milehighkid303
    Yeah I got a knife for a tough nigga Nine for a hard nigga don't make me empty the chamber Even if I'm locked in the cell block they fall into shell shock When I open up ya head with the banger I cause a riot in the yard make a mess in the mess hall Like I just blew trial and I aint got nothin left God What's todays mathematic shit aint addin up Gettin knocked with 10 machine guns only get 12 months Oooh wee don't talk to me you talk to him you talkin to them I got the best lawyers money could buy They say they woulda got me 10 or maybe 9 I said how do you explain how homie breezed They say you keep your mouth shut or you eat the chesse
    • Kuto Kende
      gotta love 50 Lmaoo
    • Anonymous
      good one
    • Anonymous
      good one that's 50 cent!
  • Case Closed
    If you believe this then you a dumb ass fool. The feds dont give you a slap on the wrist unless you help them. Thats just how it works. Money can make a lot of stuff disappear and plus when you a snitch that will let you out just as long as you help them. Probably about other rappers. Suge said the same thing about Snoop. There are a lot of rappers that are snitches. That guy snitch there is no way you can be 5 or 6 time felon and get caught with guns like that and get a slap on the wrist. Lil Wayne got that when a gun that wasnt even his. That fool lying. It took him this long to finally say somehting lol.
    • Case Closed
      Fake^^
    • Funny thing is
      Just like the man said I bet yo bitch ass would be the one to snitch. This nigga aint lying mane. You aint no fucking lawyer hell aint nobody on this thread a lawyer yet you wanna talk about the ins and outs of the court system. Get the fuck outta here mane. You act like he didn't do NO time. If the shit went down like it went down on his album I can see WHY he didn't get much time. It's clearly evident on his album that he didn't INTEND on buying illegal arms yet did after he was somewhat cohereced. This may have been why the judge provided some measure of leniency. I don't know I was there and neither where you so shut the fuck up. Until some muthafuckas got proof then you can't say shit about the mane. If niggas that was locked up aint trippin about dude then who the fuck are you to?
    • Anonymous
      Funny thing is that his opinion. Get off that nigga tip nuts. The question is how can you have the charges he has had in his life and never really did hard time. The guy does make sense I got a homie that got lock up 7 years ago for a gun that wasnt his but his homie. he got 10 straight and was in college had no priors and he had a lawyer. Shit dont sound right. In my book its seems fishy but damn homie get off the nigga nuts. We dont believe him sorry thats just the way it is. This nigga had crack charges and gun charges in his past but never really did a lot of time. Thats shit is fraud.
    • Anonymous
      it all depends, what are you a judge? it's all circumstantial, and if he was a snitch for years and years before when he was no body, then I don't think he would have gotten this far without it being known. And like he said, if he did tell, then someone would know he got them in prison.
    • BP
      first anon: he's a god damn celebrity. that's all you need to kno for how he got off this light. he's no snitch