In his Billboard cover story, T.I. reveals that at one point Will Smith went to the Obama administration with the hopes of getting him out of jail. Yeah, that didn’t work, but it’s an interesting read. Meanwhile, Tip also shares his thoughts on whether or not going to jail makes a rapper “hotter.” In a word, no, but read on for more.
Through the years, you’ve mentioned different people being supportive of everything you’ve gone through, including Eminem. Who else has been there to help?
As you mentioned, of course, Em. He was extremely supportive and inspirational during that time. Busta Rhymes, Puffy, Lyor Cohen, Russell Simmons, Nelly, David Banner, Charlie Mack, Will Smith. Will actually went as far as getting in touch with [attorney general] Eric Holder and the Obama administration trying to see if we could get some kind of release. He was very politely told that was…
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