T.I. Pays Tribute To Shawty Lo
|Thurs, September 22, 2016 at 11:35 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
T.I. and Shawty Lo came up together in Atlanta.
Bit they weren't always on the best of terms, and fired some pretty intense diss tracks and videos at each in 2008.
They had since made up since, and earlier today T.I. jumped on IG to pay tribute to Shawty, who died this morning in a car crash at age 40.
In an interview with XXL, T.I. further elaborated on their beef:
We were mad respectful. Even though we were going through our things, there weren't no real lines crossed, you know what I'm saying? I think we both had respect for one another, even in our differences just because I'm sure he knew the things that I'd done, I knew of things that he'd done. He knew people I knew, I knew people he knew, so it wasn't like we could ignore the fact that there were some positive, respectable qualities about one another, you know what I'm saying?
He also spoke on the spirit of Carlos 'Shawty Lo' Walker
Well, you know what, I'll remember him as someone who hustled and took nothing and turned it into something. And when he had something, he took that something and turned it into more of something. That's the true spirit of where we come from. Ninety-nine percent of us born over there are born with absolutely nothing. So as we come up, as we're raised in this environment, we've got to find ways to maximize the potential of our talent and we don't really have people to show us to how do this. So all the things that we learned how to do, we pretty much learned it ourselves, you know what I'm saying? Whether it's gambling, hustling and going from that and taking it over into music. Recording, performing, manufacturing and distribution of music.