Posted by Bossip Staff
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: