For all yall who thought I was playing about them beefing...I wasnt...heres proof/article straight from MTV.com
heres Lil Flips side...
Lil' Flip To T.I.: 'If You Make A Leprechaun Mad, You Gonna Feel The Wrath'
06.22.2004 2:55 PM EDT
"I don't start beef, but I know how to end it. I don't play by the rules, but I know how to bend it."— Lil' Flip
In Hollywood, Warwick Davis dressed up in all green and showed us in his cult-classic "Leprechaun" movies that the gold-chasing shorties had a lovable side as well as an ugly side. In hip-hop, it's no different.
"You know me, I'm the leprechaun," Lil' Flip said late Monday evening, responding to a hailstorm of disses T.I. spewed at him over the weekend in Atlanta (see "T.I. Starts 'Filet Mignon' Beef With Lil' Flip At Birthday Bash"). "If you cool with the leprechaun, you get good stuff. If you make a leprechaun mad, you gonna have to feel the wrath."
The usually mild-mannered Flip was gearing up to show fans another side of himself later on in the night at a show in his hometown of Houston. He was going to lyrically respond to what he says was unprovoked rhyming insults from the Rubber Band Man.
"That's how he came at me, onstage, so I'mma come at him the same way. It's really crazy, but if you come at me, I'mma finish it," Flip said. "I don't start beef, but I know how to end it. I don't play by the rules, but I know how to bend it."
At Saturday night's ATL concert Birthday Bash 9, T.I. dissed Flip onstage because he said he has a tape of Flip taking shots at him at another concert earlier in the year. Allegedly, Flip told the crowd to tell T.I. "game over" and Flip segued into his hit single by the same name. Flip categorically denies these charges and says that shortly before T.I. turned himself in to police in March, the two did a photo shoot together for a Source magazine cover (that cover was eventually scrapped).
"He was all at the photo shoot like, 'Flip, did you do the 'Game Over' remix? I wanna get on there," the Houston native recalled. "T.I. was at my trailer at the photo shoot. So if he had a problem with me, he should have said it then."
Flip said he had someone from his camp reach out to T.I. recently because he heard that a dis song might be on the horizon, but he was told nothing was going to happen. The H-Town MC was surprised when he arrived at Birthday Bash 9 and heard T.I. getting at him onstage.
"What happened was that I was trying to get to Atlanta," Flip recalled. "They delayed our plane, so we didn't get to the [venue] till like 11:20. Somebody came back like, 'Hey, man, he's talking bad about you.' Right after he did that, they stopped his music in the middle of the show. Right after that, the [radio station] people was like, 'Y'all gotta go.' I was gonna try to go out there on the stage. They told me I couldn't go out there. I had to go."
If it were up to Flip, he would just concentrate on making hit records. He has a new single and new album coming out with his group the Clover Gs. One of the members happens to be video vixen/ King magazine cover girl Gloria Velez.
"We got Gloria, she's doing some stuff out there too, man," Flip said. "I got this little group thing and we thought it would be best to put a girl in the group. You know we always talking about pimpin', but it ain't nothing like when you got a song with a point of view from a man and a woman. I just got her on some tracks to spice it up a little bit.
"She can rap," Flip continued. "She likes rapping fast. She can spit. She writes her own sh--. Like it takes me 15 minutes to write, it takes her 15 minutes to go write her sh-- and we out."
In his new video for "Sunshine," Flip has his mind on another woman, his baby boo.
"Basically the song is called 'Sunshine,' the video is showing a day in the life of Flip," he said. "Girls are throwing theirselves at me, but if you got a good chick at home, all these obstacles in front of you, you can overcome them. All the girls that give their number, instead of calling them, I throw them away."
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heres TI's side
ATLANTA — The lore of T.I. continued to grow in the last few days. On Saturday night, he had all of Atlanta talking about his dramatic stage performance during Hot 107.9's annual monster-mash concert, the Birthday Bash 9. He shocked cheering fans at the HiFi Buys Amphitheatre who thought he was in jail, and later added another surprise — he ignited a lyrical beef with fellow third-coast superstar, Houston's Lil' Flip.
The day before the concert, T.I. made national headlines and he didn't have to step one foot outside of jail — a female inmate at the Fulton County, Georgia, correctional facility escaped on Thursday while he was filming a small production in the same jail. Although officials say that the jailbreak is not connected to T.I., spokespeople for the prison have publicly denied that T.I.'s shoot was sanctioned and are investigating. The rapper, although not saying much, says he did no wrong.
"I ain't at liberty to speak on that," T.I. said on Saturday about the incident at Fulton County Jail. "Let's just say I ain't broke no laws, ain't no legal repercussions coming my way. I ain't done nothing wrong."
These days T.I. is working on "the buddy system" in full accordance with the law. He refuses to elaborate on the exact terms of his work-release program, but he does say he'll be free of his obligations by the end of the summer.
On March 30, T.I. turned himself in to authorities because of charges of parole violation. Despite going into lockdown at the height of his career while his biggest record ever, "Rubber Band Man," was wreaking havoc, the Bankhead, Georgia, native says he was willing to accept his judgment and was ready for his life to progress.
T.I. "Birthday Bash" photos
"I knew it wasn't going to be a lengthy period of time," he said on Friday at Atlanta's Patchwork studios about going to jail earlier this spring. "I knew it was just a small situation that had to be taken care of. Some dirt that needed to be swept under the rug and something that I just needed to handle so I could move forward and get on with my life."
When news first broke about T.I. being in prison, reports said that he would be doing a possible three years (see " 'Rubber Band Man' Rapper T.I. Gets Three Years In Prison"). This had some of his detractors celebrating his downfall. One MC in particular T.I. has chosen to single out is Lil' Flip, who, along with T.I., has been heralded as one of the forerunners of the new generation of Southern MCs.
"Basically the origins of this ain't beef, it's filet mignon to me," T.I. said on his tour bus on the way to the Birthday Bash concert. "He poses no threat to my health. Anytime he wants to see me, I have an open invitation. When I was gone, he made some comments. He saw fit to take shots at me while I was down. At his shows in Atlanta, he would ask people who was the king of the South. When my name was brought up — rightfully so — he said, 'OK, well tell T.I. I said game over.' "
Lil' Flip said T.I.'s allegations are coming from nowhere. He denied ever dissing T.I. publicly or in the studio and said the most he's said about T.I. was in a freestyle line: "I ride 24s like T.I."
"You know me, dawg. My career has been built off of straight rhyming," Flip said Monday (June 21). He even chuckled that T.I. would bring out pictures of him dressed in a leprechaun outfit, bragging, "I got $10 a disc for [my Leprechaun album.]"
The freestyle king said the only king of the South is Scarface and that T.I.'s dis was just for attention.
"I ain't have to dis nobody to get where I'm at," Flip continued. "But if it come to me, I'mma deal with it accordingly. He just got out of jail, so I guess he's been watching too much 'Oz.' He's pumped up."
T.I. said he heard about Flip's alleged comments from several sources and even has a recording of the remarks.
"I got you on tape," T.I. continued on the bus, holding up an old picture of Flip dressed in a leprechaun outfit. The photo was blown up and placed on several poster boards that read "Game Over???" which T.I.'s crew was holding. "You's a sucka, man! You sweet on the inside and even sweeter on the outside. I am not letting up on your ass, boy! You shouldn't have tried me, man. I gotta shut you down, pimp! You have been faking for entirely too long. The game over? Yes, the game is over ... For you, that is!" Upon his bus' arrival at the amphitheater, T.I.'s mood was on the upswing as Lil Scrappy, 8Ball and MJG, Kanye West, Killer Mike and Lil Jon all came up to show him love. After barely five minutes backstage, T.I., dressed in an orange jail suit, was told it was showtime.
"They say I've been gone for a long time," he told the cheering crowd. "Y'all welcoming me back? I'mma welcome y'all back to the trap," he said and started freestyling over Mase's beat for "Welcome Back."
"Everybody thought I was locked up and would miss the Birthday Bash," he told the crowd after he rapped. "Are y'all crazy? Ain't no jail can hold me, n---a!"
T.I. kept the crowd into his energized set with a performance of his classic "Dope Boyz," and he even brought it up to date with his guest verse from Memphis Bleek's "Round Here."
Then the bomb dropped.
He was given word that Lil' Flip, who was also on the bill but missed his plane and arrived late, was finally in the building. He challenged Flip to come out on the stage and tell him to his face who the king of the South was, then proceeded with another freestyle. (Flip's manager said that the security and radio-station personnel did not allow the freestyle king to take T.I. up on his offer.)
"Pu--- n---a I'm the leader of the troops, you just following suit," T.I. rapped while the crowd yelled "ooh" like kids in the school yard overhearing a snap session. "What kind of n---a take a picture in a leprechaun suit with a lollypop chain and some leprechaun boots?/ ... Being lame is a curse you can never undo."
When T.I. tried to segue into his next record, "Look What I Got," his mic and music were abruptly turned off. Amidst the chaos, the fans started booing and some people even started chanting, "F--- Flip!"
A voice came over the PA system alerting everyone that the Birthday Bash was over. T.I. was prepared to perform several more selections, including "Rubber Band Man" and a couple of records from his upcoming LP, Urban Legend.
Oddly enough, the fiery lyricist didn't have any hard feelings and chalked up his silencing to the show running overtime.
"That's what happens when you're the last one to go on," he said as he left the stage.
im sorry to say(with no bias) that LIL FLIP IS GOING TO WIN HANDS DOWN!!!... T.I. is a good rapper but a battle with freestyle is not his strong point...it wont be fair....Flip will flip the script without even moving his tounge!!
T.I. betta go back to the trap :cry:
lol...you shoulda seen how flip dissed ti
he had a picture of TI's face...and glued it to like an ethiopians body....hahahaha
but think about it...TI will go down
TI is beefin with Luda and I-20
Flip is really cool with Luda and I-20....plus Flip and Luda have an album coming out TOGETHER....so dont be surprised if flip and ludacris team up and diss TI's monkey ass....
TI is nice and all...but he had it coming claiming hes the king of the SOuth....everyone in they right mind knows that SCARFACE is the king of the south...thats undisputable..