T.I. Speaks On Contract Bidding War, Says "I'd Love To Stay Where I Am"
T.I. says that he would like to extend his 10-year recording contract with current label Atlantic Records.
According to an interview with The Urban Daily, Tip explained that he would love to continue his decade-long relationship with Atlantic. Still, the Grand Hustle impresario explained that he would need to see 110percent commitment from the label in the form of a contract before he makes any decision on the matter.
"I respect my present partners at Atlantic Records and had there ever been a separation between them and myself I would respect my new partners in such a way that I’m not gonna sensationalize anything," he said. "They give me my fair market value for what it is I have to offer. And if you want to be in business with me let’s give each other 110%. But just going out and doing gossip type stories that ain’t a huge part of what I do."
He added, "I’d love to stay where I am. It’d have to be shown that the feeling is mutual and the way you do that is on paper with commitment to dollars."
As previously reported, T.I. recently completed his 10-year record contract with Atlantic. The Atlanta rapper will also grace the silver screen in the upcoming Jason Bateman comedy Identity Thief.