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Godfrey Explains How Nick Cannon Helped Him Squash Beef With T.I.

A few weeks back, Godfrey and T.I. had a brief exchange over the rapper’s new-found career as a stand-up comedian. During an episode of his “In Godfrey We Trust” podcast shared on Feb. 12, the comedian mentioned he headlined a show in Atlanta, where T.I. performed after him.

As previously reported, T.I. addressed Godfrey’s criticism in a rant on Instagram Live, resulting in another discussion on Godfrey’s Podcast. The two have since patched things up, but Godfrey claims Nick Cannon is the hero who helped squash their beef.

Godfrey (L) and T.I. and Nick Cannon (R). Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images, Johnny Nunez/WireImage

While on “The Breakfast Club” Wednesday, March 16, Godfrey explained how his comments about T.I. spread to other comedians and soon afterward he was receiving calls from the comics in the South. Eventually, Godfrey discussed the matter with the “Wild ‘N Out” creator, who put both entertainers on FaceTime to hash out their issues.

“Nick Cannon, I told him about it, and he said, ‘Yea I heard about that s–t’ and then he FaceTimed us and said let’s go face to face,” said Godfrey. “I even apologized and said I’m sorry you took it the wrong way. It’s nothing wrong with apologizing to another dude —especially Black people. I said, ‘Aye, man “I’m sorry about that, but I’m not sorry about how I felt about how we are as comedians. There’s protocol.”

Godfrey said he had a great conversation with T.I., who referred to him as a “GOAT, one of the greats of comedy.” Continuing his initial statements, the comedy vet believes it didn’t make sense for T.I. to perform his stand-up set after the headliner, like if T.I. performed at a concert and a comedian suddenly wanted to debut their new music on stage. 

“I told him, I said, ‘That’s like you finish rhyming and I go, ‘Yo, my man, T, I know you just rocked this concert but I got a couple of songs to drop real quick. So when I looked at it from his angle, I could see,” said Godfrey.

He admitted their conversation on his podcast got “heated,” but says, “I was just talking as a comedian doing comedy for 25 years.”

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