T.I.’s apparently old stance on marriage has come back to bite him after doing a 180 while congratulating pal 2 Chainz on his nuptials.
“Congrats to my Patna @2chainz & His Beautiful wife on their union,” Tip said on Sunday, Aug. 19. “This beautiful family is just as Royal as any Royal Wedding you stop your life to pay attention to. Salute King on finding your Queen & solidifying your Kingdom. 🍾👑🙏🏽✊🏽.”
Several fans applauded the message and the marriage.
“Black community need to peep….love your queen and family….we needed this…vultures will come but do not I repeat do not feed them.”
“Awww so happy for him and them but yes a Black woman and children yaaaasssss.”
“That caption is REAL TALK!!! Beautiful family. Perioddd. Congratsssss!❤ @2chainz.”
“Black love ❤✊🏾.”
“That’s real @troubleman31 💯💯.”
But others called Tip out on a post he made two months ago where he questioned marriage.
“Didn’t you condemn marriage a while ago?” someone asked.
“Yeah he did but we’re human and we make mistakes… But let him tell it… it never happened… men will go to the grave with their lies and excuses 😣,” another replied.
But according to T.I., he did no such thing.
“@smilygirl36 except…no I didn’t,” he commented.
Back in June, T.I. went viral for sharing a Fox News opinion piece on why men shy away from marriage.
“Men aren’t wimping out by staying unmarried or being commitment-phobes. They’re being smart,” a portion of the article’s screenshot read. “Unlike women, men lose all power after they say ‘I do. Their masculinity dies, too.”
“Just found some info out there from @nay6ah60d_neal I thought I’d share… and mind you, I DIDNT WRITE THIS, A WOMAN DID…. but I do agree to a degree,” the rapper said in the caption to the piece. “I’ve heard it, & seen this a million times over. Note to women: Happiness needs no validation.
“Most women out there nowadays just wanna be married to impress they friends, family (his side pieces) and fit into society’s standards. THAT’S NOT LOVE!!!,” he said in part.
The post got so much backlash — including some from his wife Tiny Harris — that he ultimately deleted it.