Today In Hip-Hop: T.I. Fights Lil Flip
On this day, March 24rd, in hip-hop history…
2005: T.I. and Lil Flip get into a brawl in the streets of Houston, Texas nearby neighborhood of Cloverland. Back in 2003 when Tip started to call himself the “King of The South,” Lil Flip rejected that claim in 2004 when T.I. was in jail for violating the terms of his probation that stemmed from a 1998 conviction for violating a state controlled substances act and for giving false information. A beef began to brew over the next couple of months as the two southern rappers traded shots at one another on their respected songs and mixtapes.
It boiled over when Tip went on Houston radio station 97.9 and dissed Flip over the air plus stated that he’s coming to to Flip’s Cloverland neighborhood to shoot a video to exposed Flip as a fraud. T.I.’s crew and Lil Flip’s crew confronted each other at a detail shop near Cloverburger and a fight ensued. T.I. would later go the radio and say that he’s recorded the whole incident and will release it with his next mixtape.