Who’s thinking about the children?

When I read the other day that T.I. was busted trying to cop three machine guns to add to an already rather formidable arsenal, I couldn’t help but wonder: why would one guy need so many guns? Was he planning a school shooting? As much money as he has, it’s not like it would be worth his while to try to sell them for a profit.

But then I saw the pictures of them in today’s Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and I had to admit: they are kinda cool-looking. I could see why a guy might want to keep a safe full of them in his bedroom closet, if only to show off. Certain kinds of broads might even be impressed enough by such an arsenal to want to have sex with you. Who knows? The South is different from the rest of the country.

If T.I. does end up having to do five-plus years behind this foolishness, it’ll be a tragedy not so much in the sense that the world will be denied another T.I. vs. T.I.P. (god forbid!), but in the sense that it’s not like he was really about to shoot somebody. He just comes from the kind of place where the best thing a man can do with his time and money is buy a shiteload of guns. Who are we to judge?

However, T.I. should have known better than to do something as illegal as he (allegedly) did, given a) the fact that he’s already got a ridonkulous rap sheet, including felony drug conviction from when he was only like 17, plus several probation violations for drugs and guns, and b) the ridonkulous level of scrutiny these rappers face these days. As my new colleague Maurice “The Pompatus of Love” Garland pointed out yesterday, you can hardly get away with shit these days.

I know it’s not considered hip-hop to suggest that a little prison time might do a person well, but you have to wonder about the thought process of a person who would put himself in a position like that. Like I said, I doubt T.I. really intended to hurt anyone, but then I doubt that Pimp C was necessarily intending to hurt anyone when he got fried on ace and went to the mall with an AK tucked inside his fur coat. In the middle of the summer. Either way, I don’t need him in the mall when I’m there copping my Starburys.

The reason I bring this up – and I’m sure I’ll regret even mentioning this – is that there’s a separate issue that may have been revealed this weekend, but then subsequently lost in the larger issue of T.I. possibly having to go away for quite some time.

When T.I. was busted Saturday, they also arrested Young Dro and one of the other bums from P$C as well as T.I.’s hideous girlfrined Tameka “Tiny” Cottle. Young Dro and the other guy were let go shortly thereafter, but the girlfriend ended up being charged with drug possession, for some weed and e pills they found on her.

Okay, here’s where the story gets gross. You’ll recall that earlier this year, or maybe it was last year (I forget), Tiny miscarried one of T.I.’s umpteen children. Well, yesterday, it was reported on one of these ghetto gossip sites that Tiny is pregnant yet again with T.I.’s baby. (She’s also the mother of this three year-old son King (heh), who was in his house when ATF kicked in the door.)

I read about this yesterday via Miss Info, who noted that this will make this whole thing that much harder on T.I.’s family, but failed to draw an explicit connection between the fact that she walks around with weed and e pills in her purse and that she just miscarried a baby. I probably shouldn’t either, just to play it safe.

And who knows? It could even be a coincidence that she wasn’t able to carry a baby to term and that she always looks high. But come on. It may be a stereotype that black women in the South are so fertile that you can get one pregnant just by looking at her wrong, but I think we all know that stereotypes tend to be true more often than not. (Sorry, TPAR!)

Which brings me to my point: If T.I.’s judgment was so poor that he tried to cop three machine guns in the parking lot of a K-Mart down the street from the BET Awards, what’s there to suggest he didn’t sit around and watch this woman get high while she was carrying his baby? Like I said, I don’t necessarily have anything against a guy wanting to own a shiteload of guns, but you have to consider the guy.

  • Billy Sunday’s Father

    Hmmm…Interesting point.
    Tell Billy to stop berating Lil Wang, his father taught him better than that. As for TI….well he obviously has to give Tiny X when they fuck since the nigga does have herpes….I mean jeez…I take X too if I knew that shit about my baby momma (Daddy in her case)

    • Go

      TI is not gangsta at all. Now he is going to be in the pen with the real Wolves. Good Luck Little Nigga

  • http://www.myspace.com/writeonpointmagazine Janice

    “they also arrested Young Dro and one of the other bums from P$C as well as T.I.’s hideous girlfrined Tameka “Tiny” Cottle. ”

    Harsh Bol… harsh LMAO!!!

  • ATL = All Trannies Live

    TI was going to kill Luda. Glad they stopped him

  • BirdsFlySouth

    Wait a minute. So who had the guns TI or TIP?

    • pe jeteye

      thats a good question!!!

  • Matt Herbz

    You on point with the mention that Tiny is one uglified bitch. White Niggaz tainted her bloodline long time ago because she’s still claiming black on her booking sheet, but she’s whiter than a mothafucka…

    …nastier than a mothafucka, too–word up!

    –Matt Herbz–
    Whitest Nigga Alive

  • smog

    i would be so sad if someone wrote this about me i hope ti does have the internets in jail

  • missile 6

    I hate to do this, but I have to agree with your underlying point. This whole thing showed extremely bad judgment on the part of TIP (I’m sure it was him and not TI that did this). I was amazingly thinking the same thing when I read that she was supposedly pregnant. we don’t know if the allegations are true or not, but if she is, that does raise some serious concerns. TIP, I’m sure he does need to have a gun or two, but that cache of weapons they showed was ridiculous, unless he was planning on single handedly ending genocide in Darfur. Secondly why are you trusting a bodyguard that has only been working for you since July, makes no sense at all. Thirdly, why is the whole camp going to pick up the choppers. Lastly, the weapons he already possessed in his house were more than enough, this is just ignorant nigga sh*t. Anybody who writes a comment about they understand or they feel is just as ignorant. When you get to a certain point you have to be careful about what you do. Why would you risk so much?

  • StockTown

    T.I never struck me as a gangster, firt he looks like some light skinned pretty boy, second he´s all bones…
    Hes gonna be eaten alive in the pen, 4 sure!!

    Bol, u poppin them pillz, playa??

  • T.I.P.

    u know what bol? why don’t you shut yo bitch ass up. You don’t know what the fuck it like for me. All deez fuckin polees up in my face. niggaz like me cant get an ice creem without a cop behind uz. TIP KING OF THE SOUTH. bitch ass nigga.

  • Youngz

    Wow, that girl is fucked up if she poppin pillz while she´s pregnant, fuckin psycho crazy hoes!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.first.com First

    Let’s just be honest – TI is a blithering imbecile who deserves to be in prison.

  • yaboy

    First says:

    Let’s just be honest – TI is a blithering imbecile who deserves to be in prison.

    ^

    CO SIGN.

  • May

    But Tiny do be lookin’ busted though. But whatever, beauty’s in the eye of the beholder. if T.I. finds her beautiful, then whatever.

    What the f*ck is she doing with E pills anyway. She ain’t supposed to have those things at all. Extasy is a crazy drug. That sh*t ain’t no joke.

    Keep that for the White folks.

  • Greg

    You know BirdsFlySouth poses a very good point. Forget Johnny Cochran, T.I. just needs to plead insanity and blame this whole thing on TIP. Then again, TIs been to jail so many times he probably already has a Bingo crew set up and everything. Plus him and Vick are buddies so there u go! Party in the Atlanta county prison!

  • Stunna (South African)

    Great post Bol, lmao the whole way thru

    Damn stupid-ass TIP… wonder if TI will remain free while TIP pops big shits in jail. Those are really cool-lookin guns, wouldn’t mind havin ‘em on diplay in ma bedroom ROFL

  • KFrizzle

    Dude, Bol, stop name dropping TPAR already. You’re starting to sound like The Game of this blog shit. All that dude does is use big fucking words and shit on everything you write regardless of what end of the stick he stands on. You’ll be doing us all a favor by not encouraging his retarded rhetoric that these Internet Stans seem to think is some kind of ether to make your soul burn slow.

  • Moe Real

    …as long as those guns are to kill gays, isssOK. Right TPAR? You bigot.

  • JD3

    fuck all yall niggas for wanting T.I. to stay in jail. do yall think T.I. is the only rapper with those kinda guns? his bodyguard snitched on him and yall are applauding that. fuck all you rats

    • Bang-bang

      Cmon doggie! You missed the entire point. You do stupid shit you spend a little time in the feds. Point is, this didn’t have to happen. Doggie was set, and then he got on some dumb n**gga shit and will like do football numbers (i.e., 7-14).

  • http://www.myspace.com/crockerishiphop Crocker

    Co-sign ^^^^

    Ur all a bunch of rats for hating on that man. We should all keep it that gangsta if we ever become multi-millionaires. Just start cappin motherfuckers. Jesus, is this what it’s come down to? Who’s keepin it more gangsta? Do lyrics even matter anymore?!!!! Flow, content, delivery? WTF? Ah fuck, I hope he gets out and caps every weak rapper alive (course, it’s gonna get kinda weird when he has to off himself in the end, LMAO)

  • gerald n. the birdman

    I feel safer whenever another wack rapper is taken off of the streets.

  • Big Nick Digga

    Who knows? The South is different from the rest of the country…..

    He just comes from the kind of place where the best thing a man can do with his time and money is buy a shiteload of guns. Who are we to judge?

    It may be a stereotype that black women in the South are so fertile that you can get one pregnant just by looking at her wrong, but I think we all know that stereotypes tend to be true more often than not.
    ^^^^^^^^^
    I read your contributions to this website when I have a chance. I have gotten the idea that you don’t particularly care about the music that is being produced down in the souht. That’s cool. I don’t like some of it either. It’s one thing to diss the music but now after reading your this post, I realize that you are just a south-hating S.O.B.

    I thought it was a stereotype that was being conveyed by the readers that you are just some jealous hater that doesn’t have a life so you try to throw dirt on someone else’s shine. I don’t believe in profiling someone. I don’t think that stereotypes tend to be true more often than not but in your case, maybe so….

  • john cochran

    How dumb could this nigga be. I mean, you pay bodyguards to protect you, so why do you have them buying you guns? Like jigga said ” I only use his waist to keep my glock in”. He just had to keep it gangsta. Fucking idiot. I’m not even gone get on tiny. All hail the king of the south.

  • Real Talk 101

    You bloggers are the biggest haters I’ve ever seen. I ain’t no blogger, but y’all constantly hate on any rapper from the south. That shit makes me sick to my stomach and I’d break your fucking fingers for typing some hating ass shit but….

    I have to say that this is the year of the snitch. It seems as if snitching is becoming a fad, like a trend. The nigga did make a poor judgement… It seems as if er’ rapper is getting bumped the fuck off. But they will do him like Vick…. Make an example out of him. But wasn’t it funny he was just on BET fighting for content in hiphop? Wow…..

  • stoneyisland

    ol this was some funny shit:) I thought I was the nly one who thought Tiny was a ugly ass min mariah caret looking bitch:) that said, only a fool who weighs a buck fifty and stands 5’7 wants to go to jail. T.I always walking round with his head tilted to the side, mean mugging like he’s a brawler and shit. well in the jail nigga are gonna be pulling straws to see who tosses the niggas salad:) big thangs poppin is bout to take on a whole different meaning:)

    • Fire

      “well in the jail nigga are gonna be pulling straws to see who tosses the niggas salad:) big thangs poppin is bout to take on a whole different meaning:)”
      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
      LMAO! That is fucking hilarious, and I’m a TI fan.

  • Let it be known

    The same thoughts crossed my mind in regards to Tiny, but for TI I have a different perspective. I’m from the South, born and raised and the trapper lifestyle is glorified more than a little bit.Down here there’s not enough work legal or illegal to go around thus creating major haters when anybody comes up. Over night, TI blew up and became a mega celebrity, creating a situation. Let us not for get two of hip-hop’s beloved were killed ( BIG & ‘PAC) and their killers never revealed. Any real man would protect his own,”by any means necessary”. Last but not least, ” Self-preservation is the first law of nature” How you choose to apply those concepts may vary and needs deep consideration.

  • http://www.akirathedon.com AK D

    Uncle Sam says well done, baby boy.

    Imagine girls read this site. Wow. IMAGINE! They might, like, rip you a new asshole, you foolish boy.

    LOL @ tha idea of any1 evah havng bolz baybeeey.

    You sad prick. What a fucking lame thing to think, let alone say.

  • the one

    “well in the jail nigga are gonna be pulling straws to see who tosses the niggas salad:) big thangs poppin is bout to take on a whole different meaning:)”
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    LMAO! That is fucking hilarious, and I’m a TI fan.
    “”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"”"
    HAHAHAHAHHA!!!!

    Hey Bol. Instead of jackin other niggas articles. Why don’t you do one on how all of the school shootings are by WHITE America. Cause If It was black people, we’d be back gettin hung In trees. Literally.

  • CHICAGO PaPii

    Not to sound “Lance Bass” with this comment, but, isn’t TI too much of a PrettBoy to be dating a Supa-Ugly chick that looks like Carlton Banks in a Skirt? Why is it that We as BlackMen don’t date Super-Models who look so Beautiful that their “Unreal” like Our Anglo-Saxon counterparts? What Thee Fluck is up females that look like Gutta Rats thinkin they look like “Jet’s Beauty Of The Week”? Is it Me or am I the ONLY person to think(or even comment) that TI and Tip are gonna BOTH have to watch their Assholes in the Bing because of all that Faux-Calvin Klein FagBoy Modeling TI does in Magazines and on BET is going to have plenty OG Triple OG Negroids like Damon off of “Next Friday” trying to take the Booty ? ? ?

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    Good ass point. Nolo.

    You’re right, Bol. I didn’t connect the dots either, and they were right there for media consumption. I have a friend whose would-have-been baby-mama miscarried three years ago. And me and all my friends know why… Drugs are bad. Mmkay?

    Let’s hope and pray (in naivete) that Tiny was just claiming the drugs, like a good PNC-wifey should in these “still-thugging(even though it’ll either kill me or land me in jail)” days of our culture.

    Or maybe she was geeked up.

    AAOOOW!!! (Like Fabo says.)

  • n.o.yaheardme

    Bol hates the south because he is from the south read a book niggaz, and learn your history.

  • RBMC

    Hey J3 wake the uck up so what if his bodyguards snitched he was still stupid for even being envolved in that ish shiiiiit wat chu know about that? A rat? You probably make dumb ass decisions just like that. And as for how ugly his girl is….. damn yall soms shallow ass folks…….she is through though!!

  • Kid Kash

    Time to vent in this piece. Mayne I don’t know a single person (male) on my block that don’t have guns upon guns. That’s just the thing here I guess. We must be out of touch with the rest of the world, I dunno. But damn, it’s a bravado thing. Who has the most, best, newest guns. (I’m proud to say that I usualy win the pissing match). Plus guns are just fun as hell to shoot. How many of yall who are critisizing people owning guns have went out and shot through a 100 round drum? Talk about stress relief. It blows my mind that there are people in this country (where we do infact have the right “to keep and bear arms”) make a big deal about other people owning “to many” guns. As much as the government trys to limit this with bs laws. I could go on and on, but the bottom line is shut the hell up! If the man wants to own a gun, despite all the bs laws that the government has came up with to prevent this, it is his god damn right as an American to own a gun.
    “A people in a democratic country who can not carry arms will soon be living in a dictatorship”

  • BirdsFlySouth

    @ the people calling the body guard and other posters rats.

    IF YOU DON’T BREAK THE LAW, NOBODY CAN TELL ON YOU.

  • FEDS

    KidCash

    you’re an idiot. TI forfieted his right to own a gun when he was convicted of a felony.

    PS Do us all a favor so we don’t have to house and feed you for the next 20 years and kill yourself.

  • these posts are racist

    Byron,

    What stereotypes are true? Pleawse list them, or at least some of them.

  • Tyler

    Just the main point of not putting themselves in a position where U the human BoL would be able to air them out should have been enough to keep dumb niggas from doing dumb shit but a last. . I guess not. Great post BoL
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  • MEMPHIS 10

    WHAT PERSON, WOULD WANNA SEE A PERSON IN JAIL? YALL SOUND STUPID AS THEM WHITE FOLKS SAYING HIPHOP CAUSES VIOLENCE. GET IT TOGETHER PEOPLE, WE’RE FALLING FOR THE TRAP. WHOS TO SAY “YOU” WONT BE AT THE WRONG PLACE AT THE WRONG TIME ONE DAY AN GET LOCKED UP OVER SOME STUPID SHIT?…..NOT SAYIN T.I., IM JUST SAYING “YOU” HOW WOULD U FEEL? THEN WE’D BE BLOGGIN ABOUT HOW DUMB YOUR ASS WAS FOR BEING THERE…. YEA RIGHT!! ITS TIME TO QUIT WISHING BAD ON A NIGGA, AN START WISHING GOOD FOR A CHANGE.

    AND TO ATL:… T.I. KILLIN LUDA, WHAT KINDA EX PILLS YOU BEEN TAKIN?… PLEASE STAY OFF THE T.I.P. OF HIS DICK!!!

    • Around and Around

      CAPLOCK-CLICK IN THE BUILDING!!!

  • shine

    Obviously TI has been taking too many X pills he can’t think straight. When I saw the pictures of the guns it really bugged me out! To know there are guns in hood like that makes me sick to my stomach. Think about all the gun violence that plagues every hood throughout America and beyond. Think about all the innocent bystanders that are killed because of this foolishness. I hope they lock that dumb ni**er up for a long time! He had way too many chances. I know he is feeling real stupid in jail now that he’s sober and all.

  • ATL = All Trannies Live

    @MEMPHIS 10

    That TI was going to kill luda line was a joke.

    MEMPHIS 10 “WHAT PERSON, WOULD WANNA SEE A PERSON IN JAIL?”

    I guess ignorant fools like yourself wouldn’t mine child molesters, murders, and rapist running the streets, but people like myself (25 year old blk man) oh and white people want to see them locked up.

  • ATL = All Trannies Live

    MEMPHIS 10 “GET IT TOGETHER PEOPLE, WE’RE FALLING FOR THE TRAP.”

    Naw homie you fell into the trap by obviously avoiding books and classrooms up to this point in your life. You fell into the trap by encouraging drug use, drug sell, pimpin, and all that other coonery. Then you have the nevre to think “the man” made you do it. Everybody with the exception of semi functional retards knows right from wrong. If you chose wrong then you chosen to accept the consequences that comes with that. Here’s something to think about

    “The PROBLEM is that there are not PROBLEMS. The PROBLEM is expecting otherwise.” Now go find an adult to explain that to you.

  • Rell

    Damn, this crazy. Dude was jusr on Hip Hop vs. America, soundin really intellegent and then he goes and does something stupid. All I can do is shake my head at this tragedy, first Vick, now T.I., is Jeezy next? LOL. But all jokes aside its like when people come up from the streets and then they blow up that can cut they ties from their ones hood ways. And why because people are going to call them fake or they a sell out? Well if I was getting paid all that money they were getting, its alot of things and people I would cut out of my life. Its called growing up!!!

  • Kid Kash

    FEDS

    Yes I know about the felonies that TI has. The fact that a felon cannot own a firearm is just one of many of the bs gun control laws I was referring to! However, this isn’t a government debate forum so I’ll let that one drop….

    But why do you think I am gonna get locked up? All my guns are legal and registered to me. And I have all the licenses necessary to own my otherwise illegal guns. Just cause I’m a gun aficionado I’m a criminal? It’s People with your line of thinking that play a huge role in America’s problems today.

    P.S.
    Why would you wish death on any man?

  • oh please

    funny how eveyrone is going on and on about poor T.I. and his famly. with ANOTHER baby on the way this fool was such a family man that he risked his freedom and some mo for some guns that his ass DOES NOT need? Gimme a break. 2007 has mos def been the year for celebs in jail and if you’re already on probabation I don’t care how much money you have…You deserve to suffer the consequences like the rest of us. He may as well leave that money handy so TINY “miss piggy” can shop for her bags while he’s locked up.

  • RON G(SOUTHERN BOY)

    BLACK PEOPLE LISTEN UP…
    TI WANTED THIS TO HAPPEN OBVIOUSLY, HIP HOP PUBLICITY STUNTS WILL NOT BOOST ALBUM SALES, LAST ALBUM OF HIS WAS SHIT! LIL WAYNE IS A FAG, NEW ALBUM IS SHIT(AND THE MIXTAPES) SEEMS LIKE THE ONLY DECENT RAPPERS IN THE SOUTH IS OUTKAST AND LUDACRIS. THEY NEVER BUT OUT A FAKE IMAGE JUST FOR THE FANS THEN ATTEMPTED TO RECONCILE FOR THEIR FALSE STATEMENTS BY COPPING MACHINE GUNS. IF YOU HAD 12 BODY GUARDS, WHY HAVE A GUN ON YOU ANYWAY? DUMBASS. THEY MAKE US SOUTHERNERS LOOK AS STUPID AS THEY SOUND. TRAP MUSIC AND SNAP MUSIC IS WACK! JEEZY DA ONLY REAL STREET NIGGA OUT THERE!!!! EVERYDAY! NOT CALVIN KLEIN ONE DAY, THEN WHITE TS THE NEXT. YOU CAN TELL THESE PEOPLE AIN’T REAL. I GUESS LUDA GETS KING OF SOUTH BY DEFAULT NOW?LOL

  • WarEagle

    ^^^^
    And you used capslock for what reason? Black people don’t listen to that….