Stars from the network’s new and returning series, alongside celebrity guests, grooved to T.I. at the music fueled party but could the hyped performance be among Tip’s last?
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In a recent interview with “The Breakfast Club,” T.I. issued a vague but serious explanation as to why rap music isn’t the same as it was when he started out, and why he wants to quit the game.
This is what everyone fails to realize. I want out. I want out, man.
What the game is going to and what has evolved into from a personality standpoint, it goes against what I represent. What I embody, this game contradicts that. I want out. I’m in it because I love music and I have obligations, contractually.
T.I. goes on to give a lil more insight as to why he’s made that decision, adding:
It was at one time, this music was about speaking to the people who felt like you feel. Now, the people I’m speaking to, they don’t necessarily feel like how I feel. In my day, if you were rapping about something you weren’t really living, that was a strike against you. You were held accountable.
Nowadays, nobody even expects you to live up to the things you rap about. That goes against what I represent, what I stand for. So if they outsell me, then that’s just all the more better for me to fade to the back and cross my legs on my desk.
To be clear, Tip is NOT throwing in the towel right this second, but he’s clearly open to the possibility.
Will you miss Tip if he decides to retire from rap?