Yo Gotti has a long history with T.I., having collaborated with Tip on numerous occassions.
In a recent interview on Vlad TV, Gotti was asked about an interview where T.I. appeared to say he had signed Gotti, a claim which Gotti later refuted.
"What happened was, I didn't necessarily see it, but I heard about it," said Gotti, who recently released his I Am album. "When I hit my people about it, they were like, 'It got chopped up wrong.' Most of them were like, 'He didn't say that.'"
Gotti went on to describe his relationship with Tip. "It was more like, I fuck with T.I. ...Outside of the music, homes showed me shit, taught me shit... I've been environments [with him] where it ain't have nothin' to do with music. It had to do with other business where he let me sit in on meetings and movie shit, and a whole bunch of other shit. Like on some little brother shit. So, I most definitely got nothin' but respect for him. So, me, personally, I think he respect my hustle. When forming Grand Hustle, I was one of the niggas that he looked at like, 'I could form it with [him] because homes a real hustler.'"
However, the rumors were grounded in real discussions. "We chopped it up about it," said Gotti. "He ain't just come out of left field with that. Me and him talked about it a couple of different ways. We just tried to figure out which way it makes sense... for everybody. ...I had just done a deal with L.A. Reid, and like, how could it make sense? ...That's what we were trying to figure out, if it was something possible that we could do."
Watch the interview below:
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