T.I. recently sat down with MTV and talked his relationship with Lil Wayne. When asked if he has spoken to Weezy since being released, Tip said that he’s pretty close with the Young Money CEO, given that their daughters are already close through Tip’s fiancee Tiny and Wayne’s ex wife Toya (their moms). Check out what T.I. had to say about his relationship with Lil Wayne elow:
“Yeah, I speak to him. Sure,” Tip said earlier this week in the MTV Newsroom when asked if he’s in contact with Weezy. Tip said their relationship is a lot deeper than trading 16 bars on each other’s songs. “Well, his daughter and my daughter, they’re real, real close,” Tip explained. “My daughter spends the night with them, his daughter comes to spend the night with us. I told him, ‘Whatever I can do. Whatever it is that’s within my power’ … I know how it is with kids, especially with a period of time like that.”
“Even though it may seem like a short time — to the media, it may seem like ‘He got off easy’; to everybody, it may seem like ‘It’s only a couple of months’ — to a child, that’s an eternity,” he continued. “So I’m like, ‘Whatever I can do, it’s all good.’ I just let him know there’s people out here who’s still reppin’ for him, people who will go above and beyond to do whatever needs to be done.”
Lil Wayne isn’t the only person that T.I. has built a relationship with. He also revealed that Eminem reached out to him while he was in prison and gave him some words of encouragement.
“Especially since I went through my situation [with having to go to prison]. [He would] just kinda remind me that ‘I’ve been through dark period in my life too. You’re gonna make it. You’re one of the ones we need, so you’re gonna make it. Stand tall and walk the walk,’ ” Tip said. “He just made it a point to always reassure me of the spot that I hold in this thing that we got called hip-hop. It was incredibly helpful. It was incredibly noble of him, in my eyes, to even take the time out to reach out to me. We continue to stay in touch. He wrote me since I was in the joint. We’ve spoken several time since I’ve been back home. We maintain a healthy relationship.”