— ?❦ВℓαqυєツВєαυтєє❦? (@PlatinumBeautee) April 8, 2017
Not one to mince words, T.I. lashed out at millennials who mocked his Tupac-inspired wardrobe and called out their lack of respect for prior generations.
T.I. appeared at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2017 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Friday, April 7, and performed “Keep Ya Head Up.” Other artists who honored the late Tupac included Alicia Keys, Snoop Dogg and Treach, but social media focused on T.I.’s replica of Pac’s outfit from the cover of a 1996 issue of The New York Times Magazine, which also featured Death Row Records labelmate Snoop and then-CEO Suge Knight.
“Guess you just had to be there…. Y’all young, forever commentating, over-opinionated m—–f—— got s— to say ALWAYS!!! When the Biggie s— went left because a m—–f—–from Y’ALL Generation forgot the words, y’all had a f—–‘ FIT!!!,” T.I. said, referring to Rich Homie Quan’s slip-up at the Vh1 Hip-Hop Honors last year.
Guess you just had to be there…. Y'all young,forever commentating,over-opinionated muuuufuckaz got shit to say ALWAYS!!! When the Biggie shit went left because a muuuufucka from YALL Generation forgot the words y'all had a fuckin FIT!!! Now some Real ni66az wit Real love in they hearts get up & dedicate themselves to honor the legacy of a True American HipHop Rock&Roll Legend,that would make Him & His Family Proud…. It's some negative shit to be said about that as well… Well just let me say Thank You to @snoopdogg @yg #Tretch #Edi @aliciakeys for honoring my favorite artist of all time & @hbo for allowing US the opportunity to do so. It was an amazing night to remember. A real G was inducted into the Rock&Roll Hall Of Fame,& Everybody who was alive during this Era was satisfied. And THATS ALL THAT MATTERS!!!! This is OUR ERA…We determine whats what wit THIS SHIT HERE!!! So FUCK WHOEVER DONT LIKE IT!!!! We reject your deposit!!! Now Peace to da real OGs death to a Sucka,We OUT!!! – drops mic #RIPTupac #WelcomeToTheRockandRollHallofFame
“A real G was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame, and everybody who was alive during this era was satisfied,” T.I. said. “And THATS ALL THAT MATTERS!!!! This is OUR ERA…We determine what’s what wit THIS S— HERE!!! So F— WHOEVER DONT LIKE IT!!!!”
T.I., also known as Tip, was the subject of humorous memes, even from millennials who understood the inspiration.
2pac: first off f*** your b*** and the clique u claim
t.i.: foremost in importance i express disregard for ur ladylove and body of delegates pic.twitter.com/YAaWQy07Ui
— brohsen (@brohsen) April 8, 2017
how it looks online vs. when it arrives: pic.twitter.com/6VbJJyjaSJ
— pepper dem gang ? (@fxntney) April 8, 2017
— ? (@shuttupchris) April 8, 2017
Tip dressed the Bratz doll that smell like weed pic.twitter.com/VlhTqcCnlH
— MonsterKing (@CerromeRussell) April 9, 2017
Tupac would wear a leather vest, baggy jeans and church shoes. Only he could pull off this particular vest. Someone should've told T.I. pic.twitter.com/CsEwDOJMzf
— 🌹 Ferrari Sheppard (@stopbeingfamous) April 8, 2017
Some defended T.I. and educated fans who seemed uninformed.
All y'all hating just because T.I dressed up for a TRIBUTE FOR TUPAC are so lame pic.twitter.com/JW5BBl2p1M
— ShaNeka🌻 (@Nekerzz) April 9, 2017
Real tupac fans know that T.I dressed accordingly to that hall of fame honor.
— Diamond B. (@_DiamondNVO) April 8, 2017
I'm still not understanding how y'all dissing and shading TI for wearing that leather trainer when 2Pac wore the SAME EXACT thing 🤔
— Motha Milan 🐘 (@StahrMilan) April 9, 2017
I see some trying to clown T.I.'s attire… He was paying homage to Tupac during his Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction. pic.twitter.com/FuLIP3vCHg
— Nigel D. (@NigelDPresents) April 8, 2017