So I guess southern rappers aren’t immune from the senseless shit that northeastern and west coast rappers always seem to find themselves in. Unless the mini fracas between the T.I. and Ludacris camps was a staged event to garner publicity for the upcoming T.I. album in which he demonstrates a schizophrenic personality (totally plausible considering both these rappers would give their right arm to taste some more sweet Hollywood pussy). But just in case this beef is for real I can tell you right now that T.I. is the loser.
First of all, Ludacris wasn’t even knocked out, although his manager was. T.I. is a little dude, but Ludacris is even smaller. T.I. would have no problem putting Luda on his ass with one punch, but now that he has tipped his hand there’s no way he is going to be able to get within 100ft. of Ludacris. Secondly, this whole mess popped off at an event given by the beleagured Kevin Liles. Did anyone see the Oprah Winfrey show where Oprah, some bitches from Spelman and this curmudgeonly fuck named Stanley Crouch put their foot in Kevin Liles ass? The last thing Kevin Liles needed was some niggers fucking up his party on the inside while who is left of his supporters had to duck and run for cover. The t.I.’s (T.I.’s bosses) at Warner Music Group will say to Lyor Cohen that Kevin Liles can no longer control the jigs on the plantation. He obviously does not have their respect. Time for someone new to come in and VP this shit.
Back to Ludacris…
He’s clearly the winner because the t.I.’s in Hollywood will wonder what he did to inspire so much animosity in someone. That gives him street credibility to fifty something year old movie producers who have limited contact with Black people. Now Ludacris becomes a gangster rapper. While everyone that really listens to rap music and knows Hip-Hop knows that Ludacris cut off his hair and moustache so that Hollywood could put a dress on him. Prah’lee a freak’um dress. Does everyone here also know that Ludacris is from Chicago? That means that the midwest beats the south. Bone Thugz > Outkast all over again.
T.I. didn’t stand a chance of repeating his success from his ‘King’ album without a companion children’s movie anyhoo (A.T.L. had a ‘PG’ rating didn’t it?). After the internets have downloaded his album and digested it’s contents his sales may not eclipse 500K. But even record sales aren’t tantamount to losing your footing as that next Black matinee idol. A slightly taller Larenz Tate, a lightskint Omar Epps. That was where T.I. was headed. Now it just looks like Kevin Liles will ultimately be a casualty of the ‘nigger, bitch, ho’ debate and T.I. will have to drop a mixtape before the year is over to recoup his losses from this split personality project.