By Scott T. Sterling
T.I. is mad as hell and is not going to take it anymore.
After lambasting rapper Azealia Banks on Instagram for insults directed at his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, T.I. has come out again to reiterate that he simply will not tolerate anyone disparaging his family.
In a new video, the Atlanta rapper doesn’t reference Banks by name, but makes it clear that his family off limits when it comes to any sort of industry beef.
“No disrespect, from no one, at no time, no exceptions. Period,” he insisted. “You can say what you want about me, but if you say something about my family, man, I’ll go at you. I’ll be relentless. I’ll chew your throat off your neck if I need to… just leave me and my family alone.”
Among the often now-deleted shots Banks fired at T.I. via Twitter included such pointed directives as “U want no mediocre but … Have you seen your wife?,” referencing his new single, “No Mediocre,” featuring red-hot rapper and T.I. protege, Iggy Azalea. “The n—a shouting bad b—-es this bad b—-es that, is almost always at home with some busted bumpkin,” she continued. In subsequent tweets, Banks added more insults including “But your wife has meth face,” and “your wife can’t read.” Banks later deleted most of the scathing commentary.
T.I. fired back, going off on Banks via Instagram with a profanity-laden — and also now-deleted — tirade that included the thinly-veiled treat, “people fall down stairs daily.”
Banks was quick to retaliate, threatening T.I. with a lawsuit and the claim, “I’m taller than you in my heels.”
True to his words, T.I. was even brave enough to physically attack professional boxer Floyd Mayweather in a Las Vegas Fatburger restaurant last month after the boxer told him “to control your b—-,” in regards to his wife.