T.I. Goes “On The Record With Fuse” Next Week
T.I. is scheduled to sit down with renowned hip-hop journalist Toure next Tuesday, July 6, at 8 p.m. ET for a candid interview on cable network Fuse, where the King of the South will discuss how he was treated in jail, his rights as an American citizen and his definition of keeping it real.
During the 30-minute show, titled T.I.: On The Record with Fuse, Tip says, “Anyone who equates keeping it real to doing time or buying guns, I think that they are sadly mistaken on what keeping it real entails.”
Yet at the same time, the Atlanta-native shares that he wishes he was still able to carry a weapon, if it was allowed by law. “As long as there are other criminals out there who have them, then I definitely wish that I had my second amendment right,” he says during the Q & A. “But you know I understand that I live in America and the law in America states that if you’re a felon, that you lose that second amendment right to bear arms.”
As far as his experience behind bars, the rap superstar says he wasn’t treated differently than anyone else, despite his celebrity status. “I just went in there prepared to do what I had to do to get on back on up out of there,” he tells Toure.
In addition to the show on Tuesday, fans can also catch outtakes from the interview T.I.: On the Record with Fuse: The Lost Tapes on August 16, just one day before his new album, King Uncaged, is released.
In related new T.I. graces the cover of XXL’s July issue. In the in-depth story, XXL investigates the rumors that ATL giant snitched in order to receive a better sentence. Be sure to pick up a copy of the magazine, hitting stands nationwide on July 6. —Aleia Woods