Almost 20 years after teaming up with Lil Wayne, Trick Daddy and Lil Jon on Urban Legend‘s “Stand Up,” T.I. is trying his hand at a different kind of stand-up.
On Thursday (January 20), footage circulated online showing the Grand Hustle general putting his mic skills to the test at a comedy club. In the two-minute clip, Tip stands on stage and delivers a stand-up routine touching on infidelity.
“If you ever get into the area of cheating, that’s no man’s land,” the Atlanta rapper — who has been married to his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris for 12 years — joked. “Can you be in a committed relationship and still have a friend from the opposite sex? Now, if you fucking, it don’t count!
“The ladies like, ‘Yes it do, it still count!’ See, y’all muthafuckas ain’t shit, man. Ladies cheat! They ain’t better than us, so don’t get into the game because the shit is gonna be fucked up for you.”
T.I.’s stand-up comedy set got laughs from the crowd, which included his wife, but some of the reactions on social media weren’t as enthusiastic.
“(Throws tomatoes) boooooooooo! Get off the stage!” one user commented on The Jasmine Brand‘s Instagram post, while another wrote, “How is this stand up. Sound like a relationship seminar.”
While it remains to be seen whether T.I. has a future in comedy, it wouldn’t be his only creative pursuit outside of rap. The 41-year-old boasts an acting résumé that includes roles in ATL, American Gangster and Takers, as well as his VH1 reality series T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.
Despite his various ventures, rest assured T.I.’s heart is still in Hip Hop as the self-proclaimed King of the South recently reasserted his place at the top of the game next to JAY-Z, Nas, Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Pusha T.
“When it comes to getting behind that muthafucking mic, n-gga, putting some shit to music, ain’t nobody fucking with me, n-gga. None of ’em,” he declared in an Instagram video. “You ain’t never heard of me on no record with nobody and they dusted me, n-gga.”
Source: Hip Hop DX, The Jasmine Brand