“T.I., because he’s a phenomenal rapper, will sell out every comedy club in America, because he’s T.I. and [he’ll] make 70, 80 thousand on the weekends just because he T.I.,” Kirkland said in a sit-down with VladTV on Monday (February 28). “Life’s not fair.”
He added,“But if he stays with it, guess what? He could probably become really decent in seven, eight, nine years. ‘Cause all it takes is practice. He’s got a great stage presence about him. He’s been around comedy for a minute. I know him very well, so he could probably pull it off. But right now, he could probably make a million, two million dollars this year and not even be good. His fan base in the rap world will come see him do standup and support him.”
Kirkland said he supported his comments because he was “doing his job,” unlike what comedian Godfrey had said about Tip’s recent entry into the comedy world.
Godfrey spoke on the In Godfrey We Trust podcast last week. The famous rapper said he was upset that he decided he wanted to do a follow-up set after Godfrey.
T.I Speaks on Instagram Live
T.I. inevitably learned the words of Godfrey and switched to Instagram Live. He was confused.
“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,” T.I. said during Monday’s IG Live session.
“You said in your little interview is you said that he’s not a comedian and had you taken the time to come to the stage what you said that you would not do and you should not do, but I disagree, you would have heard in my set I said ‘I am not a comedian, I’m a superstar.’ There’s a difference.”