T.I. probably thought it was a good idea when he took to social media to condemn the violence in Atlanta — but his words not only upset King Von’s sister — but fellow Atlanta rapper, Waka Flocka.
“Atlanta is a beautiful progressive city filled with Black excellence.” T.I. wrote. “We uplift each other and win together. Stop coming here to kill each other. That sh*t is played out. Management.”
Many assumed he was speaking on the recent killing of King Von, who was shot to death last week — and Waka did not appreciate T.I.’s advice for the streets.
“I don’t even know how to put this, ayy look, never talk down on people when you once was the person you talking down on,” he said. “I don’t give a f*ck what the scenario is. Ever. And I’m talking about guys that come from the streets, not n*ggas that say they did.”
Waka continued, “Bruh, I don’t care how far I get in life, bruh, I would never look down on anybody in the streets or anything they ever do in the streets because I understand the laws and lifestyle that come with it and when you understand that, a lot of things you not supposed to talk about. You not. Just saying. And some people call ‘it ain’t growth. It ain’t this.’ N*ggas know what they signed up for.”
Is he right?