T.I. Gives Shawty Lo A Late Jab
Wanting to step back from the problem, T.I. put the Bankhead accusations into context, and then immediately refuted them. I've been out for nine years, [Paper Trail] is my sixth album. If any of these claims had any validity to them, wouldn't it have been said by now? I mean, if he felt like this, why didn't he say this when he was promoting 'Laffy Taffy'?
With Laffy Taffy and Dey Know as Shawty Los high points in his career, T.I. clearly has the upper hand in the success category, to which he corresponds to certain characteristics in each rapper. In life we all have positions to play, and Ive accepted my position in life as a winner, as a leader, as the example. The one who sets the standard of how to do things, and how to do things correctly. Coming full circle with his compare-contrast model, T.I. continued, Ive accepted his position as being a hater. And if I dont win, he cant hate. So I'ma do my job, so he can continue to do his.
Summing up his status in the Shawty Lo beef, T.I. was calm and direct on his ending thought. Ive addressed it, Ive acknowledged it, Ive demolished it, and now I must dismiss it.