Gucci, LV Keep T.I. “Swing Ya Rag” Clip Shelved, Rihanna Video Coming

T.I.P., federal charges, Shawty Lo…no one can seem to stop T.I.’s reign. Except high-end brands Gucci and Louis Vuitton, that is.

The rapper shot a clip for his Swizz Beats-assisted “Swing Ya Rag” weeks ago, but, according to MTV News, the clip has been shelved indefinitely because the two brands won’t sign off on the visuals.

“We did it, and it came out hot,” T.I. told MTV’s “Mixtape Monday.” “Louis [Vuitton] and Gucci started trippin’ about it. They were saying we were infringing, in one way or another. They weren’t happy about it. They didn’t want it to come out. But it’s hot, though.”

In the meantime, Tip has moved onto a clip for his new number one single “Live Your Life.”

The song rocketed up the Billboard Hot 100 chart, moving from number 80 to the top slot in only a week. The climb set the record for largest leap, previously held by T.I.’s last single, “Whatever You Like,” which jumped to the top position from the number 71 slot in just a week’s time. T.I.’s recent album, Paper Trail, currently sits on the top of the Billboard 200 charts.—LaTisha Robbins

  • Oneofthemyo’s

    Song was just aiiight n e way TIP…move on that shit wasnt no bring em out live your life is cool 2 should push some more numbers but he need harder single out now than all the soft shit…

    • Gerod

      What Up What’s Happenin is my shit…

      they should bump that on the radio

  • Q! tha Great!

    Live Your Life is a much better choice for a single anyway. It has more radio appeal, better lyrics, better hook and Rihanna guest appearing. He should get somemore sales if he pushes hard with that song. T.I. don’t really need LV & Gucci to co-sign anything, he can mamge without them. We just gotta dude!

  • Q! tha Great!

    Live Your Life is a much better choice for a single anyway. It has more radio appeal, better lyrics, better hook and Rihanna guest appearing. He should get some more sales if he pushes hard with that song. T.I. don’t really need LV & Gucci to co-sign anything, he can mamge without them. We just gotta support dude!

  • Q! tha Great!

    we just gotta support dude! then when he push more numbers, they’ll be dick riding again. same ole industry politics as usual.

  • Clever

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  • Mama_Mia

    I’m glad T.I can gives us both(the hood musiq& that fly a$$ $hit musiq)…But unlike most of this RAP Generation(there’s hardly a balance)
    that’s y we honor “the king of da souf”.
    He’s sexy, he’s HOT,,he’s a family man and got
    that swagga like ‘us…
    50 cent take a front row seat,,gang bangin shootin’ killing b*tche$ and guns and that coka
    is not where its at in 2008 boo boo!
    We want VARIETY,,,( still love ya 50!, but ur like 35 still on that gangsta -ish!!!!!!!!!