Bossip *Exclusive* T.I. Interview

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According to Livesteez, TI had to put a halt on a video release of, Swing ya Rag, cause Louis Vuitton, and Gucci, are on one. Here we go again with this Cristal and Timberland ish:

Rapper T.I. has been busy shooting multiple videos for new singles off his album Paper Trail, but one music video may not make it to your television screens, if it’s left up to Louis Vuitton and Gucci. Tip and Swizz Beatz shot the video for “Swing Ya Rag” many weeks ago, around the same time as the “What Up, What’s Haapnin’ ” clip. However, the two companies mentioned in the song were not excited about the prospect of full-on visuals for the record, reports MTV.com. “We did it, and it came out hot,” Tip said of the video. “Louis Vuitton and Gucci started trippin’ about it. They were saying we were infringing, in one way or another. They weren’t happy about it. They didn’t want it to come out. But it’s hot, though.”

If they are trying to distance themselves from the Hip-Hop world, it is too late. Hip-Hop helped bring them into the view of one of the largest consumer markets.

We have an exclusive interview with TI, and Blood Diamond Russ, at the BET Awards giving it up to Bossip when you pop that thang:

For the direct link to the video click away. For the complete article about TI go to  Livesteez.

Comments

  • Hannibal

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    You can have whatever you like…..

  • Hannibal

    @SLIM

    MY BADD…

  • Corree

    I remember when Louis Vuitton and Gucci, and even Coach were considered high end, great quality products. Now every hoodrat and thug rocks em, and they’ve been devalued over the years. I wouldn’t be caught dead with any of those brands now.

  • FSUIO

    I knew this earlier on a dating site “””C a s u al s e e k . c o m ” … feel good

  • BE

    @Hannibal – you be first again I see (smiling)

    Well Luis Vitton and Gucci should be happy they are getting free publicity. Black people are the biggest consumers…and they know that!

    However, black people should stop buying these labels that don’t give a care about them. Learn to recycle our own dollar because that is the only language the entire world speaks!

  • shavon denise

    So since when was it a bad thing for business for superstars to wear your stuff? Since we’re about to elect a Black president and the world has a issue agaisnt everything that is rap right now. Its crazy, its only going to boost sales. Crystal, Hilfigger, & Timberland straight up said that they dont make sh*t for Black people. This is crazy but it means that we need to start rocking on own sh*t.

  • Kev

    “If they are trying to distance themselves from the Hip-Hop world, it is too late. Hip-Hop helped bring them into the view of one of the largest consumer markets.”

    Uhm … yawl might be overstepping a bit on this one. While hip-hop certainly helped make the Timberland brand popular, LV, Gucci and Cristal were all around and extremely popular long before hip hop was a glimmer in the eye of Africa Bambata. The reason LV, Gucci and Cristal (just like Mercedes, Ferrari, etc.) were embraced by hip-hop was because these are the “high-end” brands wealthy persons of the world embrace. The U.S. urban audience constitutes a minute fraction of their consumers and they probably feel that being embraced by every thug and hood rat worldwide diminishes their value in the eyes of their primary audience – old-money folks (especially white folks) around the globe.

  • Marauder

    Uhm … yawl might be overstepping a bit on this one. While hip-hop certainly helped make the Timberland brand popular, LV, Gucci and Cristal were all around and extremely popular long before hip hop was a glimmer in the eye of Africa Bambata. The reason LV, Gucci and Cristal (just like Mercedes, Ferrari, etc.) were embraced by hip-hop was because these are the “high-end” brands wealthy persons of the world embrace. The U.S. urban audience constitutes a minute fraction of their consumers and they probably feel that being embraced by every thug and hood rat worldwide diminishes their value in the eyes of their primary audience – old-money folks (especially white folks) around the globe.

  • Jewish Baby

    i like to swing my jew hat while watching seinfeld

  • blaq

    The U.S. urban audience constitutes a minute fraction of their consumers and they probably feel that being embraced by every thug and hood rat worldwide diminishes their value in the eyes of their primary audience – old-money folks (especially white folks) around the globe.

    Being embraced by thugs and hoodrats have never hurt a brand, If anything it just opened the market. I don’t think Cadillac, Mercedes, Cartier or any of the other high-end brands have suffered from urban association. Futhermore the new market for all of these brands are “New Money” “Old Money” is not running out to buy the new Louis bag, or the latest Gucci shades. My Boss is a independent very liquid Billionaire and he shops at Costco.

  • w.w.

    I think this can only be good for the urban base, need to stop paying Louis Vuitton and Gucci and start paying child support and a house note.

  • Afiya - GO PHILLIES - WORLD SERIES -YEA BOI!!

    Is his head really that long or is it the camera angle?

    That’s why you need to be ownin’ you own mess…that way you won’t be getting your feelin’ hurt…you know dem yt folks don’t want none of y’alls shout-out.

  • mzsweetface

    Why do they have such a problem with their items being in a video? Isn’t that free marketing and with the amount of money rappers spend on LV, you would think it wouldnt be a problem. Just goes to show that we aren’t respected.

  • 6 Figgaz

    This sh*t ain’t about hip-hop at large… TI is a convicted felon. Not quite the ideal endorser of any exclusive brand…

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