Excerpts from T.I.’s Interview w/ Fuse TV

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T.I. sat down with Touré for FuseTV’s latest episode of On The Record to converse about, among other things, how he was treated in prison, the difference between jail & prison, how his rights have been affected post-release, and “keeping it real.”

Groundbreaking stuff.

Interview airs Tuesday, July 6th @ 8PM ET on FUSE. Below are some excerpts from the press release.

On his rights as an American citizen:

“As long as there are other criminals out there who have them, then I definitely wish that I had my second amendment right. 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. After I’m done with, you know what I’m saying, the conditions of my sentence, I’ll be able to vote.”

On “keeping it real”:

“You see that’s not a part of keeping it real, in my eyes. 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.”

Previously: T.I. – Ya Hear Me


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100 Responses to “Excerpts from T.I.’s Interview w/ Fuse TV”

  1. iie Says:

    T.I. = Telling Investigators

    add on..

  2. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    This nigga Clifford fell off.

    He should shelve King Uncaged and chill for a minute. Work on getting some of those Grand Hustle artists albums out.

  3. Selly Says:

    Ye and Rozay are a ridiculous combo.

    Live Fast, Die Young.. track of the year.

  4. mcb Says:

    @Kev

    # mcb Says:
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:24 pm

    and great way of descbring TM’s shit.

    ill get that on zune or ill go cop it. good looks.

  5. mcb Says:

    # AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    This nigga Clifford fell off.
    op
    He should shelve King Uncaged and chill for a minute. Work on getting some of those Grand Hustle artists albums out.
    ^^
    thats the continuous money, manager/boss thing to do.
    my guess, he didnt wanna wait to get his name back out there, hopefully the LP is legit tho. hopefully.

  6. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    damn, them cartoons incite a spike lee joint type anger.

    i see you macca. *daps*

  7. young hov Says:

    AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    July 1st, 2010 at 7:27 pm
    This nigga Clifford fell off.
    ^^^
    Realest shit you ever wrote

  8. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    “You see that’s not a part of keeping it real, in my eyes. 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.”

    ^

    realest shit he ever said. outside of the gun purchasing tho. fuck that, these streets aint fake at all.

  9. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    Groundbreaking.

    ^

    haha. nice.

  10. Highsaiah Thomas Says:

    T.I. = The Insider

  11. abortatron Says:

    # kevfrescura de talco Says:
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Nah damn, how bad am I fucking up?

    ^

    it’s pretty good macca. they aint the new LB or reflect eternal but the jams work.

    ^^

    yo kev.. did you just put Lil’ B in the same convo as tanya morgan and Reflection Eternal ?

    SMH

  12. mcb Says:

    # abortatron Says:
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    # kevfrescura de talco Says:
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Nah damn, how bad am I fucking up?

    ^

    it’s pretty good macca. they aint the new LB or reflect eternal but the jams work.

    ^^

    yo kev.. did you just put Lil’ B in the same convo as tanya morgan and Reflection Eternal ?

    SMH
    ^^^
    Little Brother homie.

  13. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    OT – That new Big Boi album is one of the year’s best.

    Hip-Hop in 2010 >>>>>

  14. Highsaiah Thomas Says:

    T.I. = Telecommunications Inc.

  15. abortatron Says:

    # abortatron Says:
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    # kevfrescura de talco Says:
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Nah damn, how bad am I fucking up?

    ^

    it’s pretty good macca. they aint the new LB or reflect eternal but the jams work.

    ^^

    yo kev.. did you just put Lil’ B in the same convo as tanya morgan and Reflection Eternal ?

    SMH
    ^^^
    Little Brother homie.

    ^^
    clearly, you missed the sarcasm there…

  16. Highsaiah Thomas Says:

    T.I. = Therehe Is

  17. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    *daps macca*

    these nahkis need college city dudes on here sometimes.

    no shots abortatron.

  18. Highsaiah Thomas Says:

    T.I. = Tune In

  19. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    clearly, you missed the sarcasm there…

    ^

    oh. yea waaaaay above the clouds w/that one doh. lol

  20. cOLD Says:

    OT – That new Big Boi album is one of the year’s best.

    ^ lol.

  21. mcb Says:

    im sober, just studyign and tired as hell

    Abortatron, I think you just embarrassed me hahah.

    damn i feel stupid haaha.

    in other news, I enjoy listening to Sean Price’s raps.

  22. abortatron Says:

    come on man. obviously i was kidding.

    i thought about going further with it and asking “what’s a little brother?”

  23. mcb Says:

    # cOLD Says:
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    OT – That new Big Boi album is one of the year’s best.

    ^ lol.
    ^^
    I actually gotta listen to this. BB legit, not saying he’s a rap savior or anything, but bet that CD is nice to ride to, etc…
    but i gotta get high for that, wouldnt be fair listening sober.

    is that shit streaming fo freezy still?

  24. AmpGeez a.k.a. Smoke Greene Says:

    OT – That new Big Boi album is one of the year’s best.

    ^ lol.
    ========================
    I wasn’t joking.

    And I’m tight Ringtone didn’t make the final cut.

  25. *MOOKO* Says:

    LF:yo am I the only one that read the interview snippet on one of these blogs/rapsites where they asked T.I. if he’s spoken 2 jay-z since he’s been home and the nigga tip said he called jay and when jay answered the phone he had IT WAS ALL GOOD JUST A WEEK AGO playin in the background.. then started laffin and then hung up…LMAO tip said he hasn’t heard from jay since….lol pretty much sums up T.I.’s situation

  26. cOLD Says:

    but bet that CD is nice to ride to, etc…

    ^ he rhyme like he chewing bubble gum. Annoying.

  27. mcb Says:

    # abortatron Says:
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    come on man. obviously i was kidding.

    i thought about going further with it and asking “what’s a little brother?”
    ^^^
    oh its def all jokes, i was just like “really MCB…”

    and that comment woulda def done it hahah.

    LF: If you are ever mad stressed, working late, maybe just tired of shit and wanna be by yourself type shit (im not right now but have been)

    Sean Price-All I know.
    youtube.com/watch?v=HKoQ23ayoIA

    got me through my 7 day work weeks.

  28. Highsaiah Thomas Says:

    T.I.= Tick It

  29. NovemberEnd Says:

    you’s a notebook crook, with loose-leaf beef

  30. cOLD Says:

    *plays pt1 of why we fight doc.*

  31. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    *MOOKO* Says:
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    ^

    fuck outta here! fa real?

  32. cOLD Says:

    you’s a notebook crook, with loose-leaf beef

    ^ who said this again?

  33. NovemberEnd Says:

    # cOLD Says:
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    you’s a notebook crook, with loose-leaf beef

    ^ who said this again?
    ^^^^^
    Prodigy

  34. the real truth Says:

    This nigga from East Orange, NY

    ^
    LOL

    I meant it as im going to go to these highways/parkways just to drive and bump that song

  35. mcb Says:

    alright, i might be out to focus on studying.

    *daps all*

    For those who got tomororw off, enjoy that, and the weekend.
    Im studying like a mothafucka.

  36. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    swift.fm/questlove/song/48824/

    ^

    rough cut of ‘the day’ w/ p.o.r.n. and alternate dillatude jam from how i got over.

  37. cOLD Says:

    LF:yo am I the only one that read the interview snippet on one of these blogs/rapsites where they asked T.I. if he’s spoken 2 jay-z since he’s been home and the nigga tip said he called jay and when jay answered the phone he had IT WAS ALL GOOD JUST A WEEK AGO playin in the background.. then started laffin and then hung up…LMAO tip said he hasn’t heard from jay since….lol pretty much sums up T.I.’s situation

    ^ say word? lol that’s type funny and if true it lends credence to the other stories about niggas calling and Jay hangin up on them.

  38. kevfrescura de talco Says:

    i can’t wait til my wheels get out the dealership. all this taxi’n and public transpo is like blowing an 8th of goodie a day.

    outro. uno nahkis.

  39. cOLD Says:

    For those who got tomororw off, enjoy that, and the weekend.
    Im studying like a mothafucka.

    ^ what you studying macca?

  40. Bigspitgame Says:

    T.I.= Tells Information

  41. cOLD Says:

    i can’t wait til my wheels get out the dealership. all this taxi’n and public transpo is like blowing an 8th of goodie a day.

    ^ taking the bus for the first time in years is mad awkward

  42. Albert Findsdimes Says:

    T.I. = Testing…Isthison?

  43. Bigspitgame Says:

    T.I.= Top Informant

  44. Cashmere Cavalli aka Snowbunny Sampson Says:

    T.I. has that movie to set up his album so he’ll still do numbers

    and he actually produced this film

  45. mcb Says:

    # cOLD Says:
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    For those who got tomororw off, enjoy that, and the weekend.
    Im studying like a mothafucka.

    ^ what you studying macca?
    ^^^
    well, im done with school, its for an professional certification
    and my test is this month, and i fucked up like halfway through my studying and i am basically trying to get back at it.
    its hard to wanna read/study after work, but it feels good to try and keep learning things.
    oh and I passed a portion of it while getting high nightly. prob made it harder (nh) yes, but I passed that shit.

    wow long answer for a simple question…. my bad.

  46. cOLD Says:

    A stress verse, seem to be what they most thirst

    ^ this

  47. Cashmere Cavalli aka Snowbunny Sampson Says:

    LF: and Sex Intelligent (nh) is the hardest R&B song of all time (nh)

    Screwed up Hooks & 808’s

  48. NovemberEnd Says:

    T.I = The Insider

  49. J. Caesar Says:

    i haven’t listened to too much T.I. since paper trail..for watever reasons..but i think he should have built up his label, by having his artists release albums, and just fall back and be a boss, and then come out wit a solo album…but we’ll see how it works for him

  50. Bigspitgame Says:

    *Daps all in vicinity*
    @McB
    You grab that 40 ounce Country Club last night?

  51. *MOOKO* Says:

    i mean i read that about a month…. maybe a month and a half ago…found it 2 be hilarious on just about every level wish i could find the link

  52. JihaD Says:

    T.I- top informant

    JihaD

  53. NovemberEnd Says:

    T.I. = Trustworthy Intel

  54. Bigspitgame Says:

    T.I.= Tapmic Ifdealwentthru

  55. cOLD Says:

    mcb your answer was very vague. you explain everything except what I asked and danced around it quite elegantly. Must be some shit secret sevice type shit.

  56. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    T.I = tattles indiscriminately

  57. Bigspitgame Says:

    T.I.= Told It

  58. Mr. Iceberg slim Says:

    cOLD Says:

    July 1st, 2010 at 7:53 pm
    LF:yo am I the only one that read the interview snippet on one of these blogs/rapsites where they asked T.I. if he’s spoken 2 jay-z since he’s been home and the nigga tip said he called jay and when jay answered the phone he had IT WAS ALL GOOD JUST A WEEK AGO playin in the background.. then started laffin and then hung up…LMAO tip said he hasn’t heard from jay since….lol pretty much sums up T.I.’s situation

    ^ say word? lol that’s type funny and if true it lends credence to the other stories about niggas calling and Jay hangin up on them.
    ^^^^^

    DEAD DEAD DEAD

    But i did read the story when peeadi crack say when he was calling jayz to move him out of philly, jay was laughin and said he did not have any heart and hung up and he called back 5 mins later and jay phone was no longer in service

  59. mcb Says:

    # Bigspitgame Says:
    July 1st, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    *Daps all in vicinity*
    @McB
    You grab that 40 ounce Country Club last night?
    ^^^
    hahaha downed the whole thing, so delicious.

    Ima start calling it that, for real. had me laughing.

    i got some henney today cuz i was in the “live free or die” state.
    i have never bought henney before in my life fyi, but it was pretty cheap, i felt like something diff, and no tax…
    SMH@whiskey prices being almost the same as my neighborhood. that ain’t a good enough deal for a Jew…

  60. T.I Says:

    yall think these nicknames is slick dont ya

  61. NovemberEnd Says:

    T.I. = The Identifier

  62. abortatron Says:

    t.i. –
    tell im

  63. mcb Says:

    # cOLD Says:
    July 1st, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    mcb your answer was very vague. you explain everything except what I asked and danced around it quite elegantly. Must be some shit secret sevice type shit.
    ^^^
    nah i just learnd to keep some shit to yourself but…

    fuck it.

    so Im studying for my CPA. stereotype city for me…
    a Jewish accountant…

  64. Mr. Iceberg slim Says:

    T.Isays “As long as there are other criminals out there who have them, then I definitely wish that I had my second amendment right

    ^^^^^

    Thats kinda disturbing, i have nvr heard a street ninja, call someone else “criminals”

  65. de la swole Says:

    1. Macca
    A person possessing extremely large sex appeal in spite of being a care bear. Possibly the most gorgeous and sexy and cute thing ever invented, better than The Beatles and Darius put together. Also has good taste in music and smells nice.

    3. Macca
    Tall, sexy, sweet, kind, carin and sharin, good in bed.

    13. Macca

    smh@this term being used for another guy

  66. Bigspitgame Says:

    T.I.= Time Insurer
    aka Billy Costigan

  67. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    T.I.= Truth Is

  68. cOLD Says:

    Take my word niggaz wanna hear how you think
    It be that shit that you wouldn’t expect to win
    that stay playin in they decks over and again
    Speak your thoughts, put your all in it
    Whatever’s in your mind, spit it
    Place your anger on the page, release tension on the tape
    A stress verse, seem to be what they most thirst

    ^ all rappers take note… Prodigy gave you one. A jewel that is.

  69. de la swole Says:

    is that why kev keeps calling dude macca? didnt he say they met up before and played as groupies?

  70. Mr. Iceberg slim Says:

    L.F ……..true story, if u work in corporate America, the higher up you travel the less grunt work and actual work you do, but you have crazy responsibility and you are way more likely to loose ur job over someone else b.s

  71. why? Says:

    s-ak.buzzfed.com/static/imagebuzz/terminal01/2010/7/1/12/time-to-shave-those-arms-25003-1278002725-7.jpg

    ^^

    WHAT THE FUCK…

  72. Eastern_Digital aka Nahright's Fantasy Football champ Says:

    TIP = Telling Is Priority

  73. *MOOKO* Says:

    T.I.P= Tellin Info Profusely

  74. Mr. Iceberg slim Says:

    P.S RICK ROSS AND KAYNE SONG, will be the biggest pop hit of ricks career

  75. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    T.I.= Telling Investigators

  76. de la swole Says:

    nothing but liars and buttfuckers in here

  77. abortatron Says:

    s-ak.buzzfed.com/static/imagebuzz/terminal01/2010/7/1/12/time-to-shave-those-arms-25003-1278002725-7.jpg

    ^^

    WHAT THE FUCK…

    ^^
    i dont know whether to pause.. or puke.. or. . .

  78. Bigspitgame Says:

    @McB
    You drinking Henny tryna study nigga?
    Chalk it lmao… It’s aiight tho I plan on being rich in a yr or two I need a trustworthy Jew on my team… Trustyworthy Jew is that a oxy moron? Or a paradox? Lol

  79. Eastern_Digital aka Nahright's Fantasy Football champ Says:

    WHAT THE FUCK…

    ^^
    i dont know whether to pause.. or puke.. or. . .

    ^^
    It’s just some dude’s legs. relax.

  80. Troubleshooter1900 Says:

    TIP= There Is Proof

  81. cOLD Says:

    nah i just learnd to keep some shit to yourself but…

    fuck it.

    so Im studying for my CPA. stereotype city for me…
    a Jewish accountant…

    ^ lol do you.

    ———

    de la swole Says:
    July 1st, 2010 at 8:06 pm
    1. Macca
    A person possessing extremely large sex appeal in spite of being a care bear. Possibly the most gorgeous and sexy and cute thing ever invented, better than The Beatles and Darius put together. Also has good taste in music and smells nice.

    3. Macca
    Tall, sexy, sweet, kind, carin and sharin, good in bed.

    13. Macca

    smh@this term being used for another guy

    ^ roff ftr I only called him that cause I always see kev calling him that. *pases buck*

    but since we on the subject of ayo’s. Since when is naming self any kinda swole justified.

  82. Mr. Iceberg slim Says:

    Peter Piper pickin’ peppers, Rick pitch poems
    My leather long enough to keep a thick bitch warm
    When that ass is enormous, abs abnormal
    And tans in the morning on sands in California
    Seems like we gettin’ money for the wrong things
    Look around, Maseratis for the whole team
    Look at Haiti, children dyin’ round the clock, nigga
    I sent a hundred grand, but that’s a decent watch, nigga
    I’m gettin’ better, ’cause it woulda leased a drop, nigga
    I’ma get my money right, just watch, nigga
    She had a miscarriage, I couldn’t cry, though
    ‘Cause you and I know she was only my side ho
    Uh, I got ’em catchin’ amnesia
    Time to pull my fuckin’ minks out the freezer
    See the lynx and you just think, “Jesus”
    I’m hot ’til the day a day freezes
    Young and radical, methods are mathematical
    I’m up to plyin’ my money through different avenues
    Took many to war, shook never before
    For my mother I applaud Ms. Afeni Shakur
    Ice insured, fuck life insurance
    Three bad bitches, don’t come concurrent
    Still, you know the dope won’t stop
    And if I die today bury me in a dope-ass watch

  83. hl Says:

    you’s a notebook crook, with loose-leaf beef

    ^ who said this again?

    ^Prodigy on “Thun and Kicko”. Shots fired at Esco…

  84. Bigspitgame Says:

    @ Jihad
    What up bro u ain’t out gittin ya 5 miles in?

  85. mcb Says:

    # de la swole Says:
    July 1st, 2010 at 8:06 pm

    1. Macca
    A person possessing extremely large sex appeal in spite of being a care bear. Possibly the most gorgeous and sexy and cute thing ever invented, better than The Beatles and Darius put together. Also has good taste in music and smells nice.

    3. Macca
    Tall, sexy, sweet, kind, carin and sharin, good in bed.

    13. Macca

    smh@this term being used for another guy
    ^^
    WHERE THE FUCK IS THIS FROM HAHA.

    im, saying its my alias or whatever, short for Maccabee as in the Jewish warrior from back in the day.

    “and that’s that”-DOOM.

    and bigspitgame.
    nah not while studying, its for after, or as a reward for getting mad questions right. and they are tough to come by, for real. but in reality, so is everyone else right?
    im saying thats why i feel good about it, i straight up have no desire to just take peoples money, im trying to help. fuck the IRS and their bullshit.

  86. Beave Says:

    Yeah he’s out there getting bitched. But still, HE SHOULD HAVE SAID something like; “Know your rights or these prosecutors are going to try to make a name for themselves off yo ass!”. That would have been more honest and straight to the point. We all know the second amendment is important in this country, but your going to raise some eyebrows when your buying Aks…ar-15s…and all that on the black market. AND being in the public eye? Forget it brutha!

  87. EnglandRepresent Says:

    That Immortal Tech drop was some real chat. Son is clearly an intelligent and motivated fella. Well written. Props to Nah for posting it.

  88. abortatron Says:

    T.I.P

    Take Info to Police

  89. Mag Says:

    Mr. Iceberg slim Says:
    July 1st, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    P.S RICK ROSS AND KAYNE SONG, will be the biggest pop hit of ricks career
    ^

    how so? shits wack

  90. de la swole Says:

    but since we on the subject of ayo’s. Since when is naming self any kinda swole justified.

    ^
    1. swole

    June 5, 2006 Urban Word of the Day
    buy swole mugs, tshirts and magnets
    Extremely muscular or buff.

    3. Swole
    To be big, with large muscles.

    4. swole
    Being jacked

    smh@ me using this name around a bunch of closet homos.

  91. abortatron Says:

    T I – Talk Into (the microphone)

  92. de la swole Says:

    im, saying its my alias or whatever, short for Maccabee as in the Jewish warrior from back in the day.

    ^lol. stop lying dude. you said you name meant more cash and bread or something like that when you first started commenting

  93. mcb Says:

    im mad impressed with how man TI and TIP jokes are being made and are not the same hahhaaha

    and real talk at Immortal Styles P and Cormega. cameras left, they remained.

    Immortal is that dude, although i dont agree with everything he says, hes a smart dude and i respect the shit out of him(nh), from what i know/hear obv. and hes a nasty rhymer.

    Devil with the devil=fucking wild.

  94. Bigspitgame Says:

    I can dig it McB… Get that guap tho bro all the best

  95. mcb Says:

    # de la swole Says:
    July 1st, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    im, saying its my alias or whatever, short for Maccabee as in the Jewish warrior from back in the day.

    ^lol. stop lying dude. you said you name meant more cash and bread or something like that when you first started commenting
    ^^^
    believe what you want,.

    i actually said mr crazy beard as a joke, (this was weeks or a month after i was consistent commenting) and people thought thats what it meant. then i laid out other things that it could be.

    thats the truth, was my rhyming name back in the day…

  96. mcb Says:

    *daps Bigspitgame*

    thanks homie, in fact, im off this i gotta focus so i can make dinner soon

    1.

  97. Bigspitgame Says:

    Immortal Technique and Joell Ortiz joint>>>>>>

  98. hempstead193 Says:

    T.I= THE ILLISIONIST

  99. E AKA THE REAL NORIEAGA Says:

    lmao

  100. J.Cole Says:

    still hating on a nigga huh? lol

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