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‘I’m Not Your Opponent’: T.I. Responds After Stand-Up Vet Godfrey Shades His Comedy Aspirations

T.I. has been enthusiastically embarking on his career in comedy. The Atlanta native performed stand-up on stages and at venues in his hometown. But it appears comedy vet Godfrey is not fond of the rapper’s new career aspirations.

During an episode of the “In Godfrey We Trust” podcast shared on Feb. 12, Godfrey mentioned he headlined a show in Atlanta, where the self-proclaimed “King of the South” performed his stand-up routine. He said he skipped the rapper’s set because no one goes on after the headliner.

Comedian Godfrey and T.I. are at odds over the rapper’s comedic aspirations. (Photo: @GodfreyComedian/Twitter @troubleman31/Instagram.

“I didn’t go in to watch T.I. because as a headliner no one’s supposed to go up after you. There’s a code in comedy that I follow. I’m not watching what you can’t do better than me,” said Godfrey. “You’re not a comedian to me. You’re working your way. I give you [credit.] He’s taking it seriously. I don’t know how long he’s going to do that.”

After catching wind of Godfrey’s remarks, T.I. hopped on Instagram Live Monday, Feb. 21, to call out Godfrey for being a hater instead of a supporter. He begins by acknowledging “the isolated moments of salt-dropping” he’s received from many regarding his new career endeavor. T.I. said, “Salt kills snails, not players.”

He then laid into Godfrey for referring to him as an enemy rather than an ally.

“What you are failing to do is recognize something, someone who could be an ally, someone who could be an asset, someone who could add value, and you misrepresenting that as opposition,” he said. “Bruh, I’m not your opponent.”

T.I. also noted other comedians who attempted a rap career. Many that come to mind include Lil Duval and DC Young Fly.

He said, “If you would have heard in my set, I said ‘I am not a comedian, I’m a superstar.’ There’s a difference.

Although he’s stepping outside of his norm, T.I. added, “I’m still the same TIP. The same M.F. who [y’all] said couldn’t be the King of the South back in 2001.”

He later said, “I’m still TIP. [It] can still go up.”


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