T.I. faced its toughest crowd yet.
The rapper-turned-comedian performs with comedians such as Rip Michaels, Nick Cannon, Eddie Griffin, Bruce Bruce and Michael Blackson during the April Fools Comedy Jam at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, April 9.
However, instead of performing music, the Atlanta MC showcased its stand-up skills. A video clip shows Tip telling a joke in which he describes the word “anonymity,” but it fell flat and viewers quickly turned to him.
“Damn it,” he said after noticing he was being booed.
‘You got another motherfuin album from me, it’s called Kill the King for momfuers like you,’ he told the crowd, referring to his latest upcoming album. “And I admire you all because you have made me the absolute best. New York made me the best momfu**in.”
T.I. Continued Despite Backlash
Despite the boos, he continued on with the show. After the video went viral, Tip addressed the incident while on Instagram Live with Michael Blackson. When asked if it felt good, Tip said, “Yes! I loved it. I didn’t feel like they were booing me. I felt like they were booing me as, ‘I dare you to be more funny, I dare you to overcome this. I dare you to do better.’ I feel like that’s what they challenged me to do and I did it.”
Tip claims his feelings were not hurt and that he could care less. “I don’t care what they show, bruh, ’cause I ain’t seeking nobody’s validation,” he added. “I’m not here for nobody else’s approval. I don’t give a damn.”
He has been moonlighting as a comedian in recent months. J. Cole even shouted him out on his new collaboration with BIA, “London,” where he raps, “I laugh at these rappers for capping / I guess T.I .P ain’t the only out here with jokes.”