Really, T.I? Again?

I hate the Twitter more often than not. I hate it because it inexplicably convinces its participants that they are suddenly prophets, constantly barraging yours and my timeline with shitloads of ass-backward, listless “words of wisdom” that is more often than not a thinly veiled, desperate cry for attention. Seriously, I’m doing just fine with my life, and I don’t want or need any “enlightened” sensibilities clogging my timelines like they were grease-laden fast food blocking my arteries.

Where was I again?

Yeah, so anyways I’m not a fan of the Twitter for a variety of things, but it’s at its most irritating when people start thinking they’re Plato when they’re not even smart enough to clean Morpheus’ daughter’s feet (see what I did there?), dropping valueless jewels that are dimmer than a dead light bulb, which in turn compels other folks to retort to said verbal cubic zirconium, which ultimately kicks off this largely nonsensical online “debate” where nobody – including those foolish enough to watch even small portions of the damn thing unravel – wins.

Today’s topic of discussion disgust happened to be one Clifford “T.I” Harris catching drug possession charges alongside his wife in Los Angeles last night.

The family that stays together…

I’m not really in a spot to speak on the situation unless I have the full details, but I will say that Clifford and Co. fucked up. Again. Regardless of whatever truly happened that night, Tip should at this point be much more wary of his actions, especially considering her just got out of prison less than a year ago for far worse. At the very least, don’t run around in public with that stuff; keep it at your hotel or, if you really need it, get Young Dro to get it for you. Look at his name; it emanates the term “weed carrier.”

However, leave it to the Twitter conglomerate to turn lepers into lawyers, with some even alluding that what he did wasn’t even wrong in the “victimless crime” sense, when in actuality a “victimless crime” is still a “crime” in the “crime” sense. Jaywalking and riding a bike without a helmet are also “victimless crimes,” but they’re still provocation for cops to cite you for technically breaking the law (especially in California). Driving through a city known for having some of the most lax drug laws while holding quite possibly helped Tip more than harm him; if he were caught in New York, where people get sent under the earth for having even the smallest amount of weed, Tip would likely be sharing closet space with Lil Wayne and Fleece Johnson. Yet it doesn’t make it any less “illegal.”

Eventually T.I and Tiny will beat the charges because let’s face it; celebrities are technically and “unofficially” above the law in most cases. Imagine if that was one of our “broke” asses in that situation; you probably would be reading this days later, after the jail just let you go because you posted the bare minimum of your bail. T.I and Tiny should have both known better, and while it likely won’t do any irreparable damage the last thing a guy who was already knee-deep in his own troubles a few years should do is have the police on his ass for meaningless shit, no matter what the Twitter would suggest.

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  • biff boof

    Shitty article as usual. You should really get some medication for that ADD you have because if you write “Where was I?” in the middle of an article, you’re not even close to deserving to write anything for XXL.

    Idiot.

  • EaRly

    YEA!

  • biff boof

    Also, you’re a fucking pussy for banning me from the comments section of 2dopeboyz because I destroyed your fragile little ego every time you vomited up another “SLANG EDITORIAL.”

    • Hey.

      SHUT THE FUCK UP.

    • Bosh

      Waah waah! Pay attention to me!! Waah-bitch-whinge!

      Dick

  • l3lackstar

    Biff, the same way you don’t care about what Meka says is the same way we all feel about what you say. So quit wasting your breath.

  • Jakal

    Awww… biff boof is sad cuz Meka doesn’t listen to him

  • MZA

    Young Dro > T.I. > every regular on 2DB >>>>>>>>>> Shake & Meka

  • beezlehorn

    regardless of how annoying biff boof is, this was a poorly written article. i failed to see what the real connection between twitter and t.i. was. people were discussing his arrest on it? you can pretty much throw a twitter rant into any article with that logic; celebrities will always talk about shit whether it’s relevant/insightful or not. i’m just saying with this quality of writing, meka has got to be waaay higher than me.

  • TruthHurts

    “The family that stays together…” DO DRUGS TOGETHER. T.I is a case study lol.

  • http://www.crvdmag.com Chuck Relch

    Don’t really get the connection between Twitter and T.I.? So you don’t like words of wisdom on Twitter? Don’t follow people who try to give words of wisdom on Twitter. Complaining about Twitter is like turning on the TV to a channel you don’t like then complaining about said channel.

    Not criticizing the article but what does one have to do with the other?

  • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

    “Eventually T.I and Tiny will beat the charges”

    ^ this

    Because he didn’t have any pistols on him, what they found was personal get high, he wasn’t intoxicated, and an illegal u-turn is a minor traffic violation.

    Volunteer for 30 day outpatient treatment, pay the fine, keep it moving.

  • Ya Grandpa’s Back Hand

    Once again, somebody speaking on something that’s none of their personal concern. I like when people try to capitalize off others fuck ups..bitch shit..

  • Homeless

    Really Mek? Again?

    Here’s all I’ll say.

    Look at the comments on nearly every “article” you’ve written on here. Look what people are sayin’. It’s time to respond accordingly.

    This comes across as nonsensical, indirect, and as though you’re obviously trying too hard to be clever and write witty, about something that you spit out too fast just to be aligned with current events.

    This paragraph is written as one sentence. Really Mek? Really?

    “Yeah, so anyways I’m not a fan of the Twitter for a variety of things, but it’s at its most irritating when people start thinking they’re Plato when they’re not even smart enough to clean Morpheus’ daughter’s feet (see what I did there?), dropping valueless jewels that are dimmer than a dead light bulb, which in turn compels other folks to retort to said verbal cubic zirconium, which ultimately kicks off this largely nonsensical online “debate” where nobody – including those foolish enough to watch even small portions of the damn thing unravel – wins.”

    And there’s spelling and punctuation errors in the article too. That’s embarassing.

    I respect 2DB for everything that it is and does, and has become. But every time you write another half@ass op-ed that is barely coherent, I respect you and the site, less and less.

    Listen to the people. They may be vulgar, crass, and brash with their criticism. But they’re not always wrong. Try to see past that and try to improve.

    And it’s called Twitter. Not “the Twitter”.

    Peace.

    • HellNaw

      Getting paid for writing a blog > correcting grammar

    • chuck t

      The more people hate on Meka’s editorials, the more people read them, the more visitors XXL gets, the more they want him to keep doing them. If you don’t like them, the best thing you can do is ignore them. Why read them every week if you already know they’re gonna suck? No one is forcing you to come here and see what he has to say. If you really don’t like this dudes writing then keep it out of your life.

      For example: Everybody claims to hate soulja boy music, so when his new shit comes out people bitch and moan, so then everyone goes to see what all the fuss is about and the dude makes money. Just keep it out of your life and it shouldn’t bother you.

      PS, I actually enjoy reading most of these, that’s why I comment.

      • swype-matic

        Exactly. The best way to keep ignorant shit from gettin’ so much exposure is to quit reading it, which is why I stopped reading bol’s piece of shit blogs.

  • Jamal7Mile

    I’m starting to think that the stash was all Tiny’s. If you look at her face and arrest record, them pills are hers. TIP only sold the shit (past tense).

    Tiny needs to go head and claim the drugs as her personal stash. Probably a few months to a year in the pokey anyway.

    I know Tiny is Tip’s wife and all but… THINK, McFly, THINK! You’re on paper, man! I know his probation isn’t up yet. I’m still on probation for a damn DUI that happened 2 years ago!

  • Ya Grandpa’s Back Hand

    Still some bitch shit, and I don’t even like T.I.! Dude talking about how cats be on twitter like prophets and full of wisdom, yet this dude gets on his personal soapbox with his easter sunday suit on to talk shit about others like he’s got all the answers or never done dumb shit. Quit acting like a bitch! E-40 and Too Short done told you!

  • What Happened Mek

    Ayo Mek Dot,

    This is coming from a dude who has been down since Slap Boxing with Jesus, and I’m just wondering when you’re coming back with that heat rock. I know it’s highly likely you won’t read this but c’mon son put a little effort into this side work. Even your trademark wit is lacking. Maybe what they say about an artist’s first work being his best is true, because your opus at HHDX(an abomination of a site now but I digress) was pure gold day in and out, even when I disagreed with your views.
    Anyways, I still appreciate your efforts here and your work at 2DBZ(who doesn’t love (2)Dope free music*cough cough*) but I want that Illmatic back.
    Thanks again coming from an ostensibly stan(nullus *see what I did there?*) but just a dude that loves hip hop and funny/witty ish.

    Peace

  • bctw

    I don’t know what’s sadder — people hating on Meka or those same people taking the time to post messages that hate on Meka… Failure on every level.

  • Ya Grandpa’s Back Hand

    I don’t know what’s sadder – niggas that’s worried about cats hating on Meka or thos same people taking time to post messages about niggas hating on meka..Quit hugging on nuts nigga!! You’s a beeyotch too!!! Quit worrying about the next man’s business!! That’s the motto ol’ ho ass nigga!!!

    • hahahaha

      you sound like an idiot.

  • Nice

    I would probably have not used the thinner than a thread Twitter relation to T.I. (a bit of a stretch) but that is not the point; the point is Meka has to write at least 500 words for XXL to pay him and he did that… so… GET THAT MONEY MEKA, word up!

    real talk tho: step your blogging game up son.

    One

  • B&G06

    This was a poorly written article.

  • bctw

    Hey GRANDMA. Aren’t you guilty of exactly what you accused me of doing? Doesn’t that actually make you that nigga hugging on MY nuts? You already openly stated in your first comment that you don’t like when “somebody speaking on something that’s none of their personal concern.” But then you contradict yourself on two levels by first [angrily] responding to another post saying that Meka “gets on his personal soapbox with his easter sunday suit on to talk shit about others like he’s got all the answers or never done dumb shit. Quit acting like a bitch!” So right there, even though you already said you don’t like when a person speaks on something that doesn’t concern him or her, you went ahead and spoke on something that doesn’t and shouldn’t concern you, considering the implications behind both your first two posts are dripping with disdain toward Meka, which makes me wonder why you even responded in the first place… but I digress. The second level of your self-contradiction came at the exact moment you hit the “add comment” button after responding to what I had to say. Because, after all, since you don’t like when a person speaks on something that doesn’t concern him or her, why on earth would you respond to my comment? A comment that, at least according to your earlier comments, shouldn’t concern you? And then, on top of just a response, you had the nerve to have a gully response. Despite the fact that your response was completely contradictory. In the end, ironically, it’s Meka who “wins” for getting all this attention to his page, which — further ironically — GRANDMA decided to visit even though it’s obvious through her comments that she doesn’t like Meka’s page. As Jeru would say, this is scientifical madness at its best.

    • Ya Grandpa’s back Hand

      Bctw – Thanks for typing that page out for me! Meka’s article still shows his bitchmadeness, and you still huggin nuts standing up for him. All I was saying was why speak on the next man’s personal problems for your own interest? I can’t stand when muthafuckas step on people when they down that’s all, especially knowing they would never do that shit to a person’s face. Fuck outta her like you know me..you automatically think I hate Meka cuz I voiced my opinion against a ho move he made? You either his boy or his girlfriend.

  • Otto

    T.I. is just gonna snitch. Again.

  • terron

    “At the very least, don’t run around in public with that stuff; keep it at your hotel or, if you really need it, get Young Dro to get it for you. Look at his name; it emanates the term “weed carrier.”

    ^^ So not only are you terrible at getting to the point, you’re ripping off Bol? You’re even more pathetic than I thought, Meka.