''Not With the Mother of My Children...''
4:30PM ET November 25th, 2011
Contributor : Stephen Willis
A Rocky Williform Company
T.I.'s September 2010 arrest in Los Angeles sparked much controversy and commentary from the hip hop community. One of the most outspoken was 50 Cent, who said in an interview that T.I.'s wife, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, should've taken the possession charge and spared the rap superstar a return to prison.
T.I. addressed those comments in an interview with VIBE.
“I’ma tell you, 50 Cent and anybody else, we not gonna have no discussion about what my ole lady should’a, would’a, couda done for anything as it pertains to me,” he said. “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.”
“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’,” said Tip. “That’s a discussion between me and another man. Not with the mother of my children. Not with the nurturer of my household.”