Bye bye T.I...
No, he’s not going anywhere, but he is pulling a Diddy and changing his name. And the change is…surprising.
Dude officially changed his name to Tip, a move that’s been in the making for almost a decade now. And yes, it does sound like a 50’s bully name/what you do after you eat a meal in a nice restaurant. But hey, he’s into it.
In an interview with Big Von on 106 KMEL this week, TIP explained the switch is all for the fans who have followed him since day one. And actually, the 34-year-old went by Tip when he was first starting out, but settled for T.I. because it was too similar to Q-Tip, who was also signed to Arista Records at the time.
But now, he’s taking back TIP.
Check out the full interview here, WHENEVER YOU LIIIIIKKKKEEEE (Rip, T.I.).