T.I. is proclaiming his greatness and stirring up some controversy in the process.
Taking to Instagram, the King of the South boasted about his accomplishments in music, business, film, and other ventures, saying that he’s on Tupac’s level.
“Any way you slice it… I’m the very best at what I do… impossible to duplicate… accept no substitution!!!” declared Tip. “When you get done buuuulshittin’… Riddle me this…. Who since 2Pac has maintained as much consistent diversity within music genres, businesses & other opportunities? I’ll wait…”
His comments were met with mixed reactions on social media. “You are a great artist but you ain’t no 2pac! Stay humble or get humbled,” wrote one Instagram commenter, while others agreed. “You the greatest. Period,” said another fan.
Many pointed out other rappers who were more deserving of the title including JAY-Z, to which Tip had a response. “Respectfully to da goat…what major feature film he [starred] in?” he replied.
This isn’t the first time T.I. has associated himself with Tupac. He dressed up as the late rap icon while paying tribute to him at the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, where he performed “Keep Ya Head Up” while wearing a ‘Pac-inspired outfit.
The controversial remarks come as Tip gears up to release his new single “Playas Ball” featuring Snoop Dogg tonight. He can also be seen alongside Cardi B and Chance the Rapper in “Rhythm + Flow” Netflix’s upcoming hip-hop talent competition.