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50 Cent recently went into detail with Vibe about his miscommunication with T.I. earlier this year. The two rap titans briefly butted heads due to comments Fif made regarding Tip's wife Tiny, and the possibility she should take the charge in their 2010 drug bust in L.A.
Tip responded in the December/January issue of Vibe, basically saying it was nobody's business how he handled affairs regarding his family.
50 shot back on Twitter:
“Man I just saw something T.I said in VIBE about a tweet I wrote when he caught his drug case. He just got out a jam and caught a new one. Any other time a n*gga done. Get caught with 10 machine gun an silencer then catch a drug charge. You will f*ck around and get natural life.”
It looked for a minute like 50 and T.I. might be headed towards a beef, but a mutual friend intervened and got them to talk things out over the phone like gentlemen.
In the clip below 50 speaks on the incident and how the media and fans play a role in stirring up controversies between artists.
"He had a lot of legitimate points," 50 said of his phone call with Tip. "Like, the press will ask you questions about things. They'll ask artists that are relevant to the culture things about other artists that are just going through something. Your response impacts harder than it would at any other point. Then you get the people who want the fight. They'll start to champion that like, 'go, go, go!' Then when they find out that it's not going to actually happen, and I'm the source of where they find that out at they go, 'ahh.' They try to make the fight again. They try to say, 'oh he's scared.' Like me, when you known me to back down?"