"Even though all of our artists and employees are asked by us to be honest and open about their past history, at no time did Alfa[mega] disclose to me or Grand Hustle what has now appeared in the media. He essentially deceived us by failing to fully disclose the truth about his past and there is no place in our organization for dishonest and misleading behavior. As I have always said, you must take responsibility for your own actions. We at Grand Hustle can not support or condone the blaming of others for our own mistakes. I hope and pray to god bless his financial plans, but I don’t forsee me or my company playing a role in his personal or professional business. End." -T.I., from IllRoots via Miss Info
I'm confused. Alfamega snitching would have been okay so long as Tip Line knew about it beforehand?
"We used what we thought to be his official thuggish past as an attempt to solidify our own credibility and it has backfired terribly. We had no intention on selling this man's music at any point, but we did. We had to throw him a bone and keep him from snit--, umm... Start the damn tape over, shawty"
In the wake of widespread concern over his own thoroughness, several-time felon T.I. dealt a swift and stern measure of street justice to Grand Hustle mascot, Alfamega. While surely there are thousands more available Cheddars getting cheddar swarming the traps of Atlanta he wishes not to glorify, Tippy loses a loyal weed carrier and kufi slapper.
Mere days before serving the lightest sentence of all time, Tip throws Mega under the prison bus. This is understandable as it's usually not a good look to enter the pokey with inorganic affiliation. However, after just having spent the past few months indoctrinating America's youth regarding the benefits of avoiding the street life, Mr. Harris makes a move to appease the Gs he denounces.
By such standards, Harris should resign from his post atop Grand Hustle and hand it to the next greatest shareholder with an air-tight track record in the skreets.
Let's say for a minute that Alfamega were a promising artist with a lucrative rap career. If he were likely to sell 100,000 first week units [the new platinum] of his next release, would Tippy have dropped his ass like ropeless soap through Kenny's fingers?
[Blogger's Note: Next time I'm gonna want some cocktail. Fruit!]
In related news, when asked if he believed the consequences levied by T.I. to be fair, Alfamega responded, "Uh Huh." RMC correspondent Tameka Mexico-Barclays' full report will be divulged during tonight's installment of Negro News at Nine.
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