As you know, T.I. spoke on the Rihanna/Chris Brown situation during an interview on Carson Daly's show Monday night.
T.I. stated that after hearing about the unfortunate incident between pop and R&B's power couple, he reached out -- not to his good friend Rihanna -- but to his home boy Chris, whom T.I. said was "a little concerned."
"I spoke to him today," Tip told Daly. "He's cool, you know. He's a little concerned about the situation, but he's still the same Chris."
T.I. continued, "I told him, 'This too shall pass.' We're celebrities, we're entertainers, but we're still human — all of us,"
It did strike some as odd that T.I. seemed to be casually brushing aside the serious domestic violence charges against Brown.
Of course, those who know T.I. knew that he wasn't making light of the situation. But T.I.'s label, Atlantic Records, moved quickly to minimize the damage anyway by releasing a label-approved, politically correct statement to MTV yesterday.
After careful consideration I realized I made the mistake of commenting before understanding the situation. I myself am no stranger to media scrutiny. My only intention was to support both Rihanna and Chris during these times. My heart goes out to both of them.
If anything, T.I. taking sides with Chris Brown should quiet the rumors that T.I. and Rihanna were ever kicking it.
In other Chris Brown news, his stepfather -- the one he wanted to kill for abusing his mom -- told Access Hollywood that he wasn't surprised at the charges against Brown.
“[Chris] has to take responsibility for his own actions," Hawkins told Access Hollywood. When asked about the allegations that he abused Chris' mom, Hawkins responded, "I never raised a hand at his mom. We (Brown’s mother and I) argued frequently… As far as physical abuse there was no physical abuse.” [LINK]