More videos have emerged of rapper Tip "T.I." Harris bombing during his standup comedy set at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn over the weekend.
T.I. responded to the crowd booing him in a chat with comedian Michael Blackson on Instagram Live.
The father of seven took up comedy at age 41 after a successful run as the self-professed "King of the South."
According to T.I., the Barclays audience wasn't booing him, per se. They were challenging him to do better. He believes they were urging him to do his best by booing him. "I dare you to be more funny, I dare you to be better," he said.
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T.I. added that everybody wasn't booing, "It came from the right side. It was one white boy in the middle, and I told him, 'I'm not gonna accept that from you... It was the colonizer in the front trying to enter into the boos from the right side."
T.I. said when his set was over, the audience stood on their feet and applauded him. But Blackson wasn't convinced. "I didn't see that," Blackson said.
T.I. is not discouraged by the boos. He said he will use the same material in his standup routines going forward, and he will "read the crowd" a little better.
"I appreciate the opportunity to grow, I appreciate the opportunity to get better," he said.
Watch the videos below.