T.I. May Get “Axed” From Endorsement Deal

Looks like more trouble is on the horizon for T.I. This time it may hit him in the pocket.

Following his recent arrest, where the rap star and his bride were stopped while driving in California and a controlled substance that later found to be ecstasy pills was discovered, T.I. has seen his public image tarnished once more. Now, a $10-million endorsement deal with AXE may be in jeopardy.

Earlier in the year, Tip signed on to be a headlining performer for the body spray manufacture’s AXE Music division. But in the wake of his recent arrest and potential parole violation, the company’s reps are reportedly “troubled” by recent developments are looking to review their dealings with the Atlanta rapper.

Most companies generally have morality clauses in their sponsorship deals and getting arrested for a controlled substance doesn’t exactly fit the criteria for “appropriate behavior.” It might be a matter of time before AXE cuts all ties with Tip. —Anslem Samuel

  • The Decatur Dictatur

    Good for them, he should get axed-fool.

  • Ghost of 2pac

    Damn! When yall boyz stop being boyz, and start being men! Won’t never learn.

  • Ghost of 2pac

    Yall giving a bad message in our HipHop world.
    What ever happen to having fun in our music.
    Wake up Ni**as!!

  • jburg

    Damn bout three years ago this nigga was sitting pretty. Had a Chevy endorsement and everything. CHEVY?! And you fuck that up?! What an idiot. I have lost all respect for TI. This nigga is a dummy. Gotta grow up one day man.

  • xrendellx

    If they dont their product will take a big hit… i mean my mothers has to buy 4 bottles a week for my little brothers, but she will change brands if he is still reppin them… Watch she goes shopping on saturday morning, i bet she by a new brand…. Drug use is to big of a problem these days..

  • Lil Bit

    wtf!!!! T.I. really need to stay out of trouble. I don’t care what your habits are, just keep them out of the media and the public eye!!! I wouldn’t let NOTHING affect my pockets ever. I know got doe, but dag dude. Stay the hell out of trouble. I’m sure he’s most aware of the saying what’s done in the dark always come to light. Keep your dirt out of the light. Regular joe’s are quick to judge so I it’s mad crazy in the entertainment industry. Stop buggin and get it together TIP!!!

  • CRIM6RAPP

    ITZ KINDA FUNNY MAN. SUM RAPPERZ TRYNA FRONT TALKIN BOUT DOIN CRIME & DOIN TIME THAT THEY AINT NEVER DID N THER LIFE. WHILE OTHER RAPPERZ LIKE T.I. TALKIN BOUT HOW THEY CHANGED AND THE “OLD ME DEAD & GONE” AND THEY DOIN THA EXACT SAME CRIMINAL SHIT THEY ALWAYZ DONE. I AINT JUDGIN NOBODY. I’M JUST LAUGHIN CUZ THAT SHIT FUNNY 2 ME.

  • Chilly Willy

    Everybody keep sayin TI shoulda stay outta trouble, and I agree wholeheartedly. He’s one of the few of his generation to have the potential to craft timeless material and diversify his bonds enough to be acknowledged within the whole pop-cultural spectrum and all that shit.

    BUT…first and foremost, when did they ink the deal ? Didn’t they know who that man is ? You lookin for a hardbody hiphop act to endorse a product whose main targets are young men tryna act wild to make up for natural game in the sole purpose of, not smelling good, but ultimately bedding the baddest chicks with shamelessly sexist – albeit tasteful for me personally, I’m a bastard like that – ads all over the place, and now they wanna talk about morals ?

    OK, I guess….

    • Vegeta

      I concur.

    • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

      + 1

  • Stoned Cold

    cosign Chilly Willy. Isn’t their slogan “how dirty boys get clean”? Shoot, they could take the credit for helping him beat the case. lol.

  • PdubKing

    why yall niggaz hatin on tip …hes a real nigga

  • http://xxlmag.com Bobby

    @PdubKing

    Your right, a real stupid nigga.

  • jtm

    ti=telling information.

  • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

    Things I would do if I was TI:

    1. Take a LONG vacation. Go to Belize and teach Shyne how to get his rhyme flow back. You would be doing the Hip Hop community a great service.

    2. Let Axe drop that deal. Hood cats would rather buy scented oils than that spray sh^t anyway.

    3. Hire a chauffeur. And a weed carrier with a respected resume.

    4. Send every lawyer on the payroll a big bonus check and a case of that TI Crown Royal. They have earned it.

    5. STAY THE F^X OUTTA TROUBLE.

  • El Tico Loco

    TI and Axe was a bad match anyway, I mean you spray on that stuff and you get Tiny looking chicks? I pass. Plus I seen that bro rape shit back in the day.

    This really shows how trouble catches up to those who don’t want it, not saying he wasn’t asking for it, but he knows he don’t need that stuff in his life, other rappers think this type of stuff helps their career.

  • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

    I c u Tico.

    I’m bored…

    Where were most of you cats @ that day? I was there. Had an appointment in the 1st building @ 9, but I was early, so I copped some smokes and chilled to watch the biddies that usual warm day. I saw it all. Even helped some of my homies escape the 2nd spot, when they were telling them to go back to work on the building PA, there was nothing wrong. I had to walk to Staten Island with that dust on me, from the city, with no transportation whatsoever.

    A lot of you cats were still in elementary school, or so far away to understand. No shots. What you have seen is nothing compared to what went on. You may have seen a dude’s noodles leak in the hood but you ain’t seen death like that. I’m not gonna even violate myself right now.

    Keep thinking sh^t is a theory. Soldiers know what I’m talking about. Stand up for something or fall for anything.

  • Dub

    Niggas would give an arm and a leg to be where he’s at, and he’s doin this shit. Dude’s received a huge blessing just off being free after a year, and he follows it up with this shit…

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Om Sag

    i cosign that jtm

    ti = telling information….that is so true & funny

  • buffalo_soldier667

    They don’t like drugs, but they tolerate dirty lyrics.
    Hmmm. LOL
    Sad for T.I., he looses money.
    He needs drugs to kiss his Monkey ass bitch

  • b-dogg

    king re-caged