In the year-end issue of Vibe magazine T.I. answers the criticism of those who felt his wife Tiny should have taken the rap for the last charge that helped land him in jail.
The couple was arrested September of 2010 and charged with possession of a controlled substance. Though the drug charges were dropped, T.I. served 11 months in prison for violating his parole. 50 Cent was among those who felt Tiny should have taken the fall:
Contrary to popular opinion, having his wife take the fall was not an option for T.I.
T.I. on people criticizing Tiny for not taking the drug charge
“I’ma tell you, 50 Cent and anybody else, we not gonn’a have no discussion about what my ole lady should’a, would’a, couda done for anything as it pertains to me,” begins his rant. “We ain’t gonn’a do that. I’m the only one in my family that’s gonna take a lick when it pertains to the legal system. Since me, none of my other family members have seen a jail cell. Nobody. I’m the last one. The buck stops here. I feel that a person that stands behind [his woman for a criminal charge] is a coward anyway.”
VIBE: I doubt she would have gotten any time. T.I.: She wasn’t gonna catch it period, ’cause I’m there. That wasn’t even a consideration. Even if she asked me to I would’ve been like, “Nah, you trippin’. “
So you didn’t feel you were more valuable to your family, employees and business partners on the street? That’s a discussion between me and another man. Not with the mother of my children. Not with the nurturer of my household.
Read more from this exclusive interview at VIBE.com