Just weeks after confronting boxer Floyd Mayweather’s disrespectful treatment of his wife, Rapper T.I. is in the news again in the name of standing up for his wife against snide comments.
Rapper T.I. and wife Tiny (left), and Female Rapper Azealia Banks (right).
The latest target is female rapper Azealia Banks, who criticized T.I.’s lyrics on the single just-released “No Mediocre,” part of his album Paperwork: The Motion Picture, set to launch in September, for not living up to the song’s message of not wanting a “mediocre” woman.
“U want no mediocre but … Have you seen your wife?” Banks said in a tweet that was quickly removed but not before T.I. learned of it. .
“No disrespect, from no one, at no time, no exceptions, period,” T.I. told TMZ. “You can talk about me all you want, but if you say something about my family Ima come at you.”
After Banks realized that T.I. knew about her deleted tweet, she tweeted more disparaging remarks about T.I.’s wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris, according to philly.com. She said, “…your wife has meth face… And your wife can’t read…,” philly.com said on its web site.
T.I. tweeted back in kind, calling Banks a “musty-mouthed-thot-bot-bad-body-syphilis-lipped-rectum-vomit-unimportant-ugggggly-monstrosity-of-a-maggot-a** B****!!!!!!,” the news web site said.
“ If u speak ill of my family again….. I WILL END YOU!!!!!!” T.I. said in a tweet that noted, “…people fall down stairs daily…. U better watch yo step,u ugly-a** Gremlin-baby, ” he said, according to philly.com.
“I have a no tolerance policy when it comes me and my family,” T.I. told The Breakfast Club. “If me and whoever got a issue, I’m going to address that issue, and it aint going to go the way they want it to go. So she better back down off that plank because its sharks out there.”
T.I. explained his view of the female rapper to MTV: “Any time we speak on certain matters that are above us, we merely bring attention to all of our weaknesses.”