T.I's on the market
âRapper T.I. seems to be on cloud nine - not only does he have a successful album out, but also a clothing line and a reality TV show that airs on VH1. It's all of these positive and money-making endeavors that has the MC thinking record labels should be bending over backwards to sign him. The Atlanta native recently ended his 10-year contract with Atlantic Records, and he's putting the word out there that he's ready to be picked up - for the right price. T.I. discussed what he's looking for in a record label with Billboard magazine. Even though he's good, some are speculating he might be setting the bar a bit too high, since he's asking for an eight-figure deal.
"They going to cut that check, man, and it's going to be eight figures. I ain't doing no deal if it ain't eight figures. I don't even wanna sit down with you. I don't wanna waste your time nor mine. I can do this [expletive] on my own. $5 million, $2 million, $4 million, $3 million - I can do that [expletive] on my own," T.I. told the publication. "I got that in the pipeline already. Don't even talk to me if it ain't eight figures. If y'all don't feel like I'm worth it, I'ma show you."
Despite his somewhat cocky attitude, the rapper also makes it known that he takes care of his protege's. During an interview with AllHipHop, T.I. opened up about his love for helping younger artists achieve their dreams, as long as they're willing to put in the work.
Do you think T.I. deserves an eight-figure contract, or do you think he's getting a bit greedy?