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In a newly resurfaced video from 2020, rapper Tip “T.I.” Harris admitted he snitched on a dead relative to avoid gun charges and prison time.

In the video, the father of 7 recalled he and his cousin Tremel, a.k.a. Toot, sold stolen merchandise out of his truck in Atlanta in the early 2000s.

“We at Lennox Mall parking lot, we unload the truck [of stolen clothes], I’m talking to the man while I’m making the play. This n***a looking at everything like, ‘Man, y’all got, y’all got?!’ ‘Muthaf**ka, we done said what you want! Get this s**t and go!'” said the rapper. “And right then, mall security [pull up] … We get in the car and we pull off, and then of course, they followed behind us and called the real police. So before we actually get on the expressway, the real police pull us over. I have a gun.”


T.I., pictured with his wife, Tiny, revealed Toot was murdered before their trial on gun charges began.

“We caught those gun cases, Toot died. My lawyer said, ‘Well, you know, I could make everything go away if it was Toot’s, it was Tremel’s.'”

T.I. said he spoke to his deceased cousin, who told him he would take the gun charges for him.

“After he had passed, I had a talk with him. Toot said, ‘I’ll take all the charges you got! If you can walk away free and put it on me, goddamn right! ‘Cause I’ll be damned if they gon’ come and muthaf–king extradite me from here!'”

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T.I. has been accused of snitching on his friends and fellow rappers to avoid gun charges in the past. However, he claims that was the only time he “ever said or gave information,” about anyone else to avoid prison time.

“Because that’s my big cousin. He was dead and told me that it was OK,” T.I. reiterated.

Watch the video below.