LINK: T.I. in the November 2007 Complex

In the November 2007 issue of Complex, T.I. appears in various “home for the holidays”-themed photos, including some that show him holding firearms while cooking a turkey.

Tip also has some interesting things to say that one can’t help but apply to his current legal situation:

You’re the only rapper to drop platinum albums the last two years. How can you say you don’t fit in? When I saw Tupac talking that “Thug Life” shit, getting locked up for shooting police, and getting shot and living, that’s when I was like, Damn, them niggas is really about that shit. Now you’re just let down. This ain’t this guy that he was on this record. And nobody seems to have a problem with it. It’s a lot of fake shit in it. I like to consider myself an intelligent person, and this shit is not something of intelligence anymore. It’s getting real young and stupid, and that ain’t me.

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  • dopemg

    i agree with TI because 2pac would say all of that shit but if you look back at his earlyer years he would of rubbed off like a lame when he was a dancer and they interview him i thought he was in the closet but when he was behind a mic he was a beast and people loved that so he used that to make money 2pac was a smart person but i wouldent say he was a thug simply because he would just talk bout the shit and he went threw with some of it as publicity stunts and when 50 does a publicity stunt ppl are always sayin he’s fake and if right now a new rapper came out with a hit and talkin bot hes a thug and the world finds out he was a backup dancer everyone would be like your a fag get your danceing ass outta here so what makes 2pac any different? and he is the one that started all of that rap beef so why is 2pac the most hardest person ever? and he was one of the best rappers of all time but he only talked that he aint live none of it till he became famous then he started puttin on acts for you people

    • Eiland

      First and foremost I can tell that T.I. is not a true fan of Pac, Because if he was then he would know that Tupac did not try to portray he was a thug, the public tried to portray Tupac as a Thug. Tupac has done several interviews were he talked about the schools he went to, and that his homeboys went to different school and how they never took field trips. The school he went to was a magnet school were the bus would come to his hood and pick him up and he wondered why things were so different. Secondly, Tupac rapped about everything. It wasn’t until he moved to LA when he was arrested for the first time. Tupac was a knowledge rapper and everything he talked about was real not only things he experience being a black man but his peers. I am a big fan of T.I. however how many times as T.I. been shot, what has T.I really gone the jail for I mean lets be real. How many dudes in hood go to jail for a gun charge over half, How many go to jail for drugs over half and T.I was not selling weight because if he was he would be known for more than a down south rapper get the picture. All I’m saying just because Pac did not do everything in his song does not mean he did not experience it. For example I’m quite sure Pac seen a nigga get shot before and might have seen somebody get killed. T.I. always say he is a Pimp but is he really a pimp or a playa. Tupac had been shot over 7 times he has actually spent time in jail unlike T.I. chilling in the county big difference. Tupac not only appealed to the men but women as well need I say more. What T.I. need to do is to figure out what can he do to become a better man, dad, and boyfriend instead of trying to prove to streets that he is bad and he is a “G’. Don’t let your sons become a product of their environment get out of jail and work on important issue instead being a hater.

    • http://xxlag.comm kenney

      do your reseach,TI ain’t no pac,he only talk bout the same shit

  • Teddy

    Free T.I. fucking feds chamillionare has got it exactly right on the hip hop police video and nas – a message to the feds, something is seriously going down the way their comming at rap and rappers especially with what prodigy has said about police trying to get him to set up 50 T.I. got set up by his security guard and Tupacs body guard was a under cover Fed fishy shit going down

  • Durty

    “It’s getting real young and stupid, and that ain’t me.”
    I agree with that Tip cus this rap shit and Im talkin about from all coasts is on some silly shit. Back when Pac, Big, Scarface, Bone (All Coasts)was hitting hard, they couldnt commecialize this shit..NOW eveybody just ah “Nigga” wassup Nas

  • Krb

    TIP DON’T EVEN SMOKE CIGARETTES

  • Will

    complex’s fault for letting him think its cool to have a gun

  • N.O. 4 life

    that quote is priceless…its like when pacman said he knew exactly what was goin on but he still was makin it rain

  • AL

    Fuck being first

  • mike.d

    i think t.i is fake he say he the king of the south but really outkast is they are the real kings they had the crown since 1993 and still holding it down

  • mike.d

    i think t.i is fake he say he the king of the south but really outkast is they are the real kings they had the crown since 1993 and still holding it down

  • AL

    F*ck being first

  • UPNORTHBULLY

    YO DOPEMG I AGREE I THINK TUPAC WAS A BIG ACT TOO FOR REAL FOR REAL HOW U GOING BE ON STAGE HUMPIN BLOW UP DOLLS AND THEN COME OUT WITH SOME THUG ISH U NO WHAT I MEAN PEOPLE GOING AT ,THE GAME, HARD BECAUSE HE WAS ON THAT T.V SHOW CHANGING HEARTS LIKE MAN PEOPLE GOT IT MESSED UP AND FOR T.I I DONT EVEN NO WHAT TO SAY ABOUT THAT MAN HE SHOULD OF LEFT THE GUN PLAY ALONE STRIAGHT UP I FEEL LIKE EVERYTIME A MAN FROM THE BOTTOM TRY’S TO MAKE IT IN THIS WORLD A MOTHER FUCKER IS RIGHT BEHIND HIM GRABIN HIS FEET TRYIN TO BRING EM BACK DOWN U SMELL ME, IM OUTY 100 EZ

  • SUPREME BLACKMAN

    This is hilarious. You young kats tring to call TUPAC fake including TI, whom is a real studio gangsta. So what if PAC was a roadie before he got his break, hell PUFFY had to be a do boy for ANDRE HARRELL when he was a intern. Everybody has to pay their dues before they get to the top. The problem with you young kats are that you believe all successful people got that way overnight. These people made sacrifices, just as your parents make for you to have a better life. You see where all that fake thug/dope boy stuff has TI at, right in jail with the white man telling him what to do and saying yes sir and know sir and begging for leniency from the white man, but oh no he takes no crap from no one. He’s an act and only a few of these rappers live the life they portray on wax. So what he gets caught with guns, does that make him a certified G because he can purchase guns, that’s just like you hitting the lottery tomorrow and paying for the finest women money can buy, but does that make you a playa. TI wants to be PAC and that was clear when he was on the show concerning HIP HOP on BET saying some of the mose ignent (ignorant) shit I ever heard. He is not very articulate and not well spoken person like PAC was, so theirs no comparison. I do hate the man has to go to jail, but it’s not like he can change blacks social conditions through his music which has no social issues in them, put everyone wants to wear a FREE TI T-SHIRT. TI needs to play his position and respect PAC’S gansta and contribution to this rap game and so should you young kats idolizing a studio gantsta stanging 5’5 and weighing 100 pounds with a 5 pound dumbell in his pocket.

    I’m out
    Supreme Blackman

    • dopemg

      You see where all that fake thug/dope boy stuff got 2pac

  • Ranch Dressing

    TI wasn’t dissing Pac. If you actually read his comments, he was showing much respect. He says, “Now, you’re just let down. This ain’t this guy that he was on this record.” He’s talking about current Rappers in the game that don’t add up to what they rap about.

  • http://yahoo CaesarDuke

    TI is comparing himself to 2pac he will never be 2pac no disrespect to anyone but 2pac was apart of the black panthers yes he was a civil right’s leader and so was his mother and father 2pac didn’t want to be known as thug but the police kept on putting stuff on him so he became what thought he was which is a thug don’t believe watch his utobiography just saying

  • durdy da don

    first off tupac wasnt a studio gangster or a fake rapper just talkin shit to get sales,attention,and money+the only reason t.i.s,calling him fake is because tips nothing but a goddamn studio gangster and hes fake as hell!!!ive never liked the stupid crip wannabe sun of a bitch!!!
    so get this understood dammit!!!
    tupacs not the fake rapper its tip whos the fake rapper!!!
    hes just mad cuz he got snitched on and his pussy ass got locked up and he was scared like a fuckin little biatch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dopemg

    ok please explain to me how pac is gangster has he had a crimianl recored befor he got behind the mic? no and i know diddy was a dancer too but i aint say him because diddy dont say he is a thug and everybody has to pay their dues and i dont think beeing a backup dancer would make you a certified thug i aint takeing nothing away from pac but if you wonder where all of these fake thug rappers came from point your fingers at 2pac HE IS ONE OF THE GREATEST RAPPERS but he dident live that shit he talked look beyond rap and you would realize that ice cube dident live that either nobody in n.w.a did but i give respect when its due and i give it to them when they rap but outside of the booth i wouldent give them respect and im not sayin TI is a real gangster but he is more thug then pac simply because he is really from the hood he claims now what hood did pac claim???????????

    • str8100

      pac was from the hood hell this man was poor before he was ever big sometimes he was homeless and by the way for the azz that said he wasnt from the hood nigga he grew up in merin city in oakland this nigga stayed in the jungle so what are you talking about nigga um from atlanta and i havent seen t.i. in the hood. Its not like pac asked to shoot 2 cops for record sales or to get shot multilple times, or go to prison nigga this shit happened out the blue damn

  • Gofthe7

    Man is you clowns Retarded!!!!!???????
    He not even talking bad bout Pac! He bigging him up saying you could see him living what he said.like u could just turn on the new and its no way around that!!!!!!But these new cats if they lived half what they say,they would be on channel 2,6,9,13,and CNN all most everyday!!!! Words of Wisdom from REAL!!!: Before yall smart talking this young Cat, old Head shit learn how to draw correct information from written work!!!!!!!!!!!!

    To All That Have Something Different To Say:
    BBBBBBBRRRRRRRRAAAAAATTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!!!!!

  • ha ha man

    tupac never said he was a gangster yall dont even know what a gangster is yall fucked up look it up on youtube stupid

  • Chi-City Stylez

    None of you stupid fucks know what your talking about so why are you acting like you know these rappers? You people don’t know these people like that. You people are lame as fuck how you know pac didn’t do what he said you ever hang with the man? No. Did you ever even meet the man? No. Quit acting like you know these people and get on wit your own lives. Losers!

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  • Slizzy

    Point blank!! If you are successful people are gonna hate. Pac did what he had to do to be successful so people hate. Tip is doing what he feels he has to do (be an idiot that buys war weapons, who the fu## is he gonna shoot?) So we can all hate on him. The only way to not have haters is for everyone to fail. Do we want that? No. So fake thugs keep being fake, money keep being made, and haters…… do your job.

  • FORTY

    Look, PAC had all yall fooled in his lyrics. Before PAC got shot and he thought that Biggie had something to do with it, PAC wasn’t doing nothing but making movies and lame ass songs back in the day(“Brenda had a baby”). Suge knight beefed his head up to start this beef with big and junior mafia and he just went with it because that shit was selling. B.I.G. did an interview on TV and stated that during the beef he saw PAC in the lobby at some event and asked him what was all the beef for. PAC said, “B, I’m just trying to make money and sell records”. PAC wasn’t no real thug nigga, he just got with the right people (SUGE KNIGHT) and potrayed that shit on the camera and yall lame duck as niggas believed that shit. That nigga used to be a back-up dancer for digital underground. A lot of yall don’t even remember that shit. The world revolves around haters, so hater keep doing your job. The more yall hate the more money we make.

    “STOP SNITCHIN”

  • tez

    dopemg is right ive been saying this shit for years he only ACTED like a thug he was never in those situations he ws a good ACTOR and like dude said see where that gets you now when jay-z showed prodigy on the summer jam screen with the lil micheal jackson gear on everybody was saying he was soft so whats the difference with pac he just reminds me of all these wanna be ass niggas out here he start to get hard cause he around HARD NIGGAS but beleive it or not im a pac fan but what man idolizes another man like he is there fucking god you fake niggas make me soooo sick and you aint do nothing but make pac rich and you still broke yall niggas need to find yourself for real