Paparazzi and autograph seekers approached rapper T.I. and his wife wife, Tiny, outside Craig's restaurant in West Hollywood on Thursday.

The 38-year-old rap mogul appeared irritated when a photographer asked him about an Instagram post about rap producer Kanye West who met with President Trump for a power lunch at the White House on Thursday.

"I said what the f-ck I said," replied T.I. in a video posted on BACKGRID.com.

When the paparazzi asked why Kanye auctioned his soul by meeting with the president, T.I. responded, "No, it's not about him meeting with the president; it's the demeanor with which he carried himself."

As more paparazzi shouted questions at T.I., the 'Dime Trap' rapper said, "For one, I don't have anything to explain to you or anyone else! I said what I said! I think I wrote a detailed enough [Instagram] message where you can kind of pick out what I meant. That's what I meant."

T.I. calmed down by the time he and Tiny exited the restaurant. He spoke calmly and commended Kanye for trying to bring jobs to Chicago.

"The road to hell is paved with good intentions," he said.

Photos by Bauer-Griffin / SplashNews.com | PER / BACKGRID

  • Gloria

    I could not deal with people constantly in my face when I’m just trying to do something as simple as go to dinner with my spouse ?????

  • Wreckognize Game

    TI and Sway don't have the answers?
    https://youtu.be/xaOQnikecf0

  • Gloria

    A classic Yeezy moment lol

  • Ni Ni

    Lmao, i hate to agree with T.I., but i would've said the exact same thing.

  • Scromes1212

    His problem is he be trying to go to dinner with women that aren't his spouse lol

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Tiny give me that Champion suit guh... I like that it look so comfortable

  • We Can Do This

    Thanks for posting this.

    Kanye said he was the effect to make Adidas 28 billion dollars and is a billionaire himself but still can not do it himself.

    He let Adidas capitalize on all his creativity instead of doing it himself. He can start his own enterprise and put it on the open market for investors and do what he want someone else to do for him.

  • FukkFolks2018
  • Renee26

    ? right... He was very clear in his message

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    He was so damn angry! Raising his voice and not once looking Sway in the eyes while talking to him, no respect whatsoever.

  • We Can Do This

    A false sense of arrogance.

  • Scromes1212

    No that was nike. He is majority owner of Yeezy.

  • FukkFolks2018

    This is when I first knew without a SHADOW of a doubt this fukktard was BONKERS. And it went all downhill from THIS interview ON. I was so blessed to have heard it LIVE.

  • We Can Do This

    He said he met with Kasper in his rant. They were losing 2 billion a year until he put his touch on the brand.

  • Django the God

    They ran up on him when he was hungry. He didn't have time to be eloquent.

    #Nickers

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8fe82cf2a669805a139c19e77babfa77a9bdb2884d2a43bba43075dffb24bd86.png

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    LMAO

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Lmaoooooo

  • hi-liter

    Ye "family is very concerned for the rapper — but doesn’t know what to do or how to help him.

    According to a close source, people in his inner circle “are telling him that he needs to get back on his medication, that he’s not doing well, that he’s not making any sense.”

    “Now he’s in the Oval Office, and he’s doing the same rant, and that’s going to validate his rants,” shares the source.

  • Bossy704

    Kanye's fan base is predominantly white. So you have white parents buying tickets and they want someone who is palatable. What better way to garner new fans that to kick it with their President and express their views? T.I was legit disappointed in Kanye. Beware false idols.

  • ZRoJoTheLezBeyond

    Pretty much, smh.

  • Django the God

    ...When that high comes down

  • Scromes1212

    Yeah I was saying he did start his own enterprise. Nike tried to use him but adidas is more of a partner.

  • sunni_daze

    You don't have to clear up, what's clear.

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    KANYE IS DOING MORE THAN A LOT OF THESE HYPOCRITES! THEY JUST WANT HIM TO BE MAD AT TRUMP BECAUSE THEY ARE MAD, BUT IF YOU DONT HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH SOMEONE HOW ARE YOU GOING TO MAKE THINGS BETTER? AT LEADT HE IS TRYING!! YES, KANYE WAS SUCKING UP TO TRUMP, BUT MOST PPL SUCK UP WHEN THEY NEED SOMETHING..ALSO, I RESPECT OTHER PPL OPINIONS THAT IS WHY IM NOT MAD!!

  • Ni Ni

    Didn't they put him on a 5150 before?

  • Scromes1212

    He still hasn't committed a crime, still hasn't hurt anyone, still is loyal to his family, still a successful business man but blacks folks are going to find any reason to hate him smh the man goes to the Whitehouse to try and talk about prison reform and bringing jobs to Chicago and TI talking about his demeanor lol this dude stay on some clown sh*t

  • Scromes1212

    Our community has a real problem with communication smh

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    I AGREE!!

  • Knocked Kneed and Pigeon Toed

    TI really annoys me.

  • hi-liter

    I believe so.

  • Scromes1212

    He need to be worried about respecting his wife, not Ye

  • WhoKnew

    Tiny and the toad TI need to STFU and look in their own closet full of crazy bullshyt and selling their fakery for money. Straight up hoes in every hoeish way. They both look like disease carrying bugs. Guess it is a bug's life. That's Tiny on the right. Fat ass shaped like a cereal box with a fake ass for no good reason.

    And it's a damned shame that absolutely no one is doing a damned thing about getting Kanye the mental health medical care that he direly needs. This is what happens when your popularity starts to dry up and your mind begins to operate like a California wildfire and your crazy is so inescapable that you become desperate for attention because it's interfering with your dollars.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/687fb1ed31503ab2f9b2fe9993530dcea4ceb6b6508c06864aeb844b913835e7.jpg

  • Ni Ni

    They both look like disease carrying bugs.
    _______________
    Y'all killing me with these comments ???.

  • queen of cups

    That damn swivel chair

  • WhoKnew

    He desperately needs to be on a 5150. His shyt might be irreversible though. Just crazy for life. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c6b9bd64bf5540179970776154a552b5f5b11f8eaef81dca22e264b3577ba047.jpg

  • Miss Thang

    i'm wheezing over here lmaooo

  • Miss Thang

    they need to communicate. But let's not pretend that Kanye is a good communicator. He is an untreated mentally ill person.

  • Miss Thang

    yes, they did.

  • Miss Thang

    "not once looking Sway in the eyes while talking to him"

    Kanye is deeply insecure and has no balls aka "male energy".

  • Miss Thang

    that's because you're not an attention whore.

  • We Can Do This

    Ok. Respect.

  • Logan Roberts

    Asking a clown to speak on somebody that has a mental illness.....

  • imright

    i like Tinys sweatsuit and J’s ?

  • LYRICS

    T.I.'s "thoughts" on Ye was the funniest shit I ever read in my life!!??? I can't take him serious when he's trying to be serious, with his "prison educated vocabulary"???

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    Auntie do a post on the supposed "kiss and tell" track Quavo dedicated to Nicki chileeeeeeeeeee I am still clutching my pearls 0-0

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    He used regurgitating app the wrong way!! I was reading it like is this a typo ? he gotta stop using big words to sound intelligent it makes him look and sound less educated when using them wrong

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    According to Kanye he was misdiagnosed he doesn’t have bipolar disorder he was suffering from sleep deprivation and he went Ron a specialist that told him that

  • Enoughsaid2020

    TI what are you doing to help the cause? People always throwing stones at glass houses. SMH!

  • JENNYJONES1

    KANYE IS THE NEW MICHAEL JACKSON AKA A BLACK MALE CELEB WHO HATES BEING BLACK AND WANTS TO BE A WHITE MAN WHICH IS WHY SUCCESSFUL WHITE MEN ARE HIS IDOL. GET READY FOR THE SKIN BLEACHING NEXT.........JENNY JONES!!!!

  • WhoKnew

    He has studied at the prison library. He is too educated using his prison educated vocabulary. LMBAO!!!! I am hollering ova here.

  • WhoKnew

    And he expects who to believe that he ain't crazy. Not me and not me either. Me three!! LOL!

  • No Love Lost

    Yeah like your homeboy Trump.

  • JazzyBossyJen

    Bwhahahaa

  • Ace

    Two things i can always count on... The RiseFall of the Sun and Auntie's Love for the Harris Family...

  • JazzyBossyJen

    Don’t these two fakes have a new show coming out about their luv for each other? Smdhlol

  • Guest

    You are cracking me UP! Not funny, but funny!

  • Alextra Ballard

    Lol

  • LYRICS

    EXACTLY!!! I can't even watch their show b/c the couple of times I've listened to him try to "school" Tiny, I literally start takling to her through my t.v. like, "GUUURRRLLL! U KNOW U LOOK JUST AS DUMB LISTENING TO HIM!? RIGHT!!?? BISH ANSWER ME!!" ????

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    The paparazzi? Tmz? Autograph seekers? The chicks he’s cheated with?

  • Wreckognize Game

    ??I never watched the whole thing. I been not liking his azz.

  • Chocolate Bliss

    My mouth was an O with my hand over it when I read the lyrics. That was not a joke. That was a diss.

  • pecancandy

    You went all the way in!

  • pecancandy

    Baby auntie and that roller set was not playing

  • Alextra Ballard

    These two....

  • pecancandy

    Is Tiny preggers?

  • Soon2BWife

    They dress so age inappropriate. All I got!

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    So dumb. No Sir, you said what you said. An articulate man can explain in detail what he said, meant, or wanted to convey.

    While Kanye's dining with the Don, Ti please give us another tour of the Trap Museum, for the culture.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Tiny FINALLY GETTING SOME REAL PAPARAZZI ATTENTION...I dislike that Lil white dumb piglette that nobody else "wants", drugged up, twisted, MOUF slurpin taking NO ESTEEM , BABY MOMMA HOOD RAT LITTLE MIDGET OF A FEMALE, ATTENTION SLORE BORED POORV EXAMPLE OF A FEMALE DOG thang of girl ,

  • shezurstruly

    I like Tiny but she too old to be dressing like this!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    “I said what the f-ck I said,” replied T.I. in a video posted on BACKGRID.com.

    GOOD. NO BACK PEDDLING.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Nope. I do not agree. TI ( Iam not a fan nor a stan) communicated,he was not back peddling)

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    HOLLERING!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WhoKnew

    Where else to go except "all the way in". Don't get me started cuz it's a Friday! LOL. Have a great weekend!

  • Vegas1989

    He be dressing like a third grader from his own clothing line named AtChoo!!....LOL

  • WhoKnew
  • Kayke

    “I said what I said” is a phrase that irks me as everyone employs it even when what they said was BS, wrong, or lacked thoughtful conveyance.... In this case TI was pretty clear on what he meant.... no need to elaborate. TI is full of ish mostly, but even a broken clock is right twice a day.

  • http://www.4flavorsofmecreolemami.com/?m=1 ?4FlavorsOfMe ?????CreoleMami?

    I was stunned... and you see 21 Savage and Drake threw a few lil disses in on the album too... it is about to get uglyyyyy I love a rap beef I won't lie im so old school lol as long as the beef is on wax I love to see it

  • Applebootay

    So no clarification needed...(which I knew before I read it, I'm so use to Sandra's reframing skills by now)..He said what he said...

  • Applebootay

    No explanation needed tho...an articulate man likes to run his mouf a WISE man knows when to speak ..

    The one who has knowledge uses words
    with restraint, and whoever has understanding is even-tempered.
    Even fools are thought wise if they keep silent, and discerning if they hold their tongues.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Chile, stop it?

  • Wreckognize Game

    Oh my, my pearls are clutched?

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    poor Tiny

  • Connie

    That is so mean and unnecessary

  • RICHIE_RICH

    Tiny looks cute

  • Li-Wright

    I can appreciate that he's not apologizing, like others.

  • WhoKnew
  • devonia

    Tiny is a pretty girl. I like her style as well as her personality.

  • Miss Thang

    T.I.'s skin looks so bad.

  • Connie

    “I said what I said” is a phrase that irks me as everyone employs it even when what they said was BS
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    True. We have Nene to thank

  • Renee Bee
  • Soon2BWife

    God Bless You! ???

  • Malcom Flex

    Tell us how you feel, T.I.

  • Mister Fantastic

    He wants to be OG SOOOOO BAD! This Herpes having, over speaking SNITCH should follow his own advice. And his plastic midget should have moved on without this disloyal bum.

  • She.Is.Not.Ready

    *little person* ?

  • Reenaface

    I figured his ass would back peddle. Most celebs can't take the heat and the paparazzi is unrelentess.

  • Maxx

    Huh? She can't wear a jogging suit. Didn't realize there was an age limit on that. She looks comfortable like she was just going out with her husband to get fat girl full...good for her.

  • Maxx

    Me too...not sure why people are commenting it's not age appropriate?!? She looks comfy & so does her hubby..good for them

  • Jussjess25

    Does ti wear a wedding ring anymore?

  • Coffee1st

    Break it on down then..????

  • Soon2BWife

    Nothing but pandering and philandering. ? triying to use big words like him.

  • RentEmSpoons

    We as a culture are alwys so quick to march and shout , no disrespect to civil rights days but that’s ineffective to an extent.

    Kanye is an Azz but the boy is far from stupid. Maybe he is playing planning the ultimate finesse move. Gotta infiltrate and okay the part before you can regulate.

    It’s chess not checkers.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Thank you, plain and simple!

    There are a lot of Black people, who if you ask if they had a choice, and could come back or redo, what race would they be, it won't be Black for many!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    It is funny, but I love watching him articulate using his "prison educated vocabulary" as you called it!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    TI had to back pedal, but at the same time, say he meant what he said, along with many, many others! Jimmy Kimmel's take was hilarious!

    No, Kanye isn't some deep thinker, way ahead of his time. He's a narcissist, unfulfilled, full of voids, is SOCIAL CLIMBING like TI said, It was a minstrel show!

    Kanye got really fired up when Chance The Rapper eclipsed him [with his outreach] in their home town with international press, tight with the Obamas, etc.!

    Kanye's had his foundation for years and has been a major music icon and superstar for the last 15 years or so, what has he done thus far for us, them, whomever???

  • Reenaface

    All that civil rights did was to bring black people into the fold of socialism... Insuring that our issues took a back seat to everyone else's issues. I agree that the marching and shouting and trying to get the attention of white billionaires who could care less has not been effective. I don't think that Kanye is stupid at all, he's proven that he's not intimidated to stand in front of Trump to have a conversation about our issues. It's too bad that TI couldn't join together with him, I guess it's more comfortable to stand on the sidelines and talk shit.

  • EMILY POST

    Wow so why is the American media asking rappers about politics concerning the black community????
    Maybe they should talk to people who actually graduated college not dropped out about the subject matter.... Ask Kanye how to steal other peoples music and call it your own ... or how to make ugly clothing.

  • FukkFolks2018

    Kanye:

    How?????
    It ain't Ralph!?

    Sway:??

  • more

    He has done absolutely nothing! His own wife is doing more for the BLACK Community!

  • the guest

    Because the american media targets high profile wealthy black entertainers. They did it to Poitier and Belafonte. The media like to set black people up as the voice of the entire black community. I like how TI made it clear he said what he said no explanations and no repeating himself.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Wait ..WTF CARES ABOUT T.I. ole herpes, adulterating, snitchn for his his freedom, putting guns in the streets to kill his own kind, walking around with a nobody want but him, piglet low self esteem wife hoodrich BUM, THINKS!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    See...I didn't even read t comment before I posted mine... Fawk Clifford the cricket scrawny azz

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    I bet his bref smell like tinys swine, slurpy sloppy MOUF drugged out azz coochie

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Lies... That Lil piglet ain't pretty at all!! Fawk untalkn bout?

  • the guest

    Kanye is sad excuse for a social climber. If a brother is going to social climb. then do it properly. The Kardashians and Trump are not social climbing, they are downgrading.

    Now, Jay Electronica with a Rothschild madly in love with him and divorcing for him, that's excellent social climbing. Even Jeremy Meeks, whose no comparison to the esteemed Jay Electronica, has excellent social climbing skills with a billionaire's daughter upgrading his and his son's quality of life.

    Kanye is simply being used, pawned, and social slipping, NOT social climbing. He does not benefit from associations with the Kardashians or Trump.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    NOT!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Nooo don't insult a bug .. That's a PIG!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Right!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    EXACTLY!

  • the guest

    HARSH.

  • pecancandy

    Y’all was def on same page

  • Mister Fantastic

    Dude is straight trash. Failed citizen, marriage, record label, movie production company, construction company, restaurant, and strip club YET out here TRYING to tell others how to live their life. Bumpy road faced weakling.

  • Mister Fantastic

    Not enough for a person in others business, yet adultery and failure follows where he goes....

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Wow!!! Didn't know about Jay Electronica, you indeed make a great point!

    You're right, you never see a social climbing, climbing down! "Social Slipping" precisely!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Ok, and he doesn't need Trump to do some big things like Chance or LeBron!

    Kanye is full of sh#t!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Kanye and his foundation has nothing to show, he is more than able to do so much, this boot-licking is masked as help for Black people and putting people back to work in factories, while wearing a hat made in China!

    Him loving his wife, family, and Trump is indeed HIS business, you make it seem...

    ALL BLACK PEOPLE ARE MAD AT KANYE, WHEN MANY CANCELED HIM LONG AGO! A CHOICE LIKE HIS!

    BIG PHARMA - MANAGED HEALTHCARE - COMMERCIAL FARMS - CORPORATE GREED - BIG BANKS (CHASE - BANK OF AMERICA) - BUSINESS MONOPOLIES (3 OR 4 HUGE CORPORTATIONS OWNING AN ENTIRE INDUSTRY, ELIMINATING COMPETITION) CONTROLS YOUR LIFE - TRUMP OR ANY PRESIDENT IS A PUPPET FOR THESE SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS!

    CAPITALISM AND THE TWO-HEADED BEAST (GOP - DEMS) !

  • the guest

    Black people are not a homogenous monolithic body of people with one worldview and perspective. Not all black people cancelled Kanye West. There are black people who never heard of him, black people who agree or disagree with him, black who just like his music. Not all black people think the same or view Kanye West from an ideological perspective. I think to most he’s a musician and just that.

  • R Smith

    “No, it’s not about him meeting with the president; it’s the demeanor with which he carried himself.”

  • VernadineTheQueen?

    NO, IM BLACK AND I DIDN'T CANCEL KANYE BECAUSE MY MIND IS OPEN!! HE CAN HAVE AN OPINION JUST LIKE ME! THATS THE PROBLEM EVEN ON SOCIAL MEDIA WHEN YOUR OPINIONS DIFFERS FROM OYHERS PPL GET MAD! LIKE REPECT MY THOUGHTS LIKE I RESPECT YOURS! I agree with the end part of your comment to a certain extent!!

  • more

    Kanye is full of it. !! At this point people need to disrespect his a** . Maybe he will get the point because CALM words are not penetrating his brain!

  • shezurstruly

    dressing like a teenager with Jordan's is not the attire for a grown woman in her 40's! but hey that is just my opinion!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Exactly, we do agree.

    I stated that NOT ALL Black people were against Kanye or bothered by his Trump demonstrations of love.

    It is his [Kanye's] choice, and people getting upset or disliking his choice because they don't see him as a mastermind is also [a choice] when you do things in a public forum!

    Bottom line: Kanye is free to do as he pleases, and people are free to like it, hate it, or be indifferent, when Kanye or ANYONE does something in a public forum.

    It was Kanye's right to publicize his feelings and have cameras rolling during his meeting with the president!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I NEVER SAID ALL BLACK CANCELED KANYE!

    BUT, WHEN KANYE OR ANYONE DOES ANYTHING IN A PUBLIC FORUM, THERE WILL PUBLIC OPINIONS. AND, YES WE WON'T ALL AGREE, LIKE OR DISLIKE THE SAME THING OR PERSON!

    I'M NOT MAD ABOUT TRUMP BECAUSE HE'S JUST THE USUAL, YES, EXTRA, BUT MORE OF THE SAME, 1 PERCENT!

    THE OVAL OFFICE CAN INFLUENCE PUBLIC POLICY, BUT CORPORATE GREED, MANAGED HEALTHCARE (Deciding what treatment my doctor can provide for me), PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES (A shortage on Epi Pens Jr., Really?), WOMEN MISSING, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE OR STALKING, HUMAN TRAFFICKING (even in the Da Hood), CHILD ABUSE, AUTISM, BOTHERS ME WAY MORE THAN 45 OR POLITICIANS IN GENERAL!

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Exactly!

  • GUY A LAICHE

    I hope he reads his last quote, because if he doesn't change he will be joining Kanye on that road that he seems to be an authority.