T.I. recently announced that his new album will be called Trouble Man and that it’s scheduled to be released in early 2012. But to close this year out right, T.I. is the cover man for the December issue of Vibe magazine.
In the issue, the rapper touched on politics and past comments from others that his wife Tiny should have taken the fall for his 2010 drug charge. See excerpts from the interview below.
On the idea that Tiny should have taken his drug charge
“I’ma tell you, 50 Cent and anybody else, we not gonn’a have no discussion about what my ole lady should’a, would’a, coulda done for anything as it pertains to me. We ain’t gonn’a do that. I’m the only one in my family that’s gonna take a lick when it pertains to the legal system. Since me, none of my other family members have seen a jail cell. Nobody. I’m the last one. The buck stops here. I feel that a person that stands behind [his woman for a criminal charge] is a coward anyway.”
Vibe: I doubt she would have gotten any time.
“She wasn’t gonna catch it period, ’cause I’m there. That wasn’t even a consideration. Even if she asked me to I would’ve been like, “Nah, you trippin’.”
Vibe: So you didn’t feel you were more valuable to your family, employees and business partners on the street?
“That’s a discussion between me and another man. Not with the mother of my children. Not with the nurturer of my household.”