?T.I. co-covers the Winter 2008/2009 isssue of Rap Up Magazine. He co-covers the issue with Christina Milian and addresses winning awards and how his kids are going to handle his upcoming prison sentence:
On winning awards:
?No disrespect to Kanye, but that kinda stuff just don?t mean nothing to me. Whether or not I win an award, I mean that?s nice, but at the end of the day I understand that I?m a man. What being a man means to me is not defined by an award or an amount of records sold.?
On how his children are going to deal with his time in prison:
?My oldest is 12?she understands. She?s strong and smart. The three weeks I was in, before I got to come home, she said to me, ?Don?t worry. I?ll hold things down ?til you get back.? I?m more worried about how my boys are going to deal.?