As Def Sounds previously reported, T.I.’s 10 year deal with Atlantic has come to an end, and he is looking to cash out as he is shopping a $75 million record deal.
At the time of the original report, sources close to the rapper said he was already offered a $50 million deal from Sony, while Dr. Dre’s Aftermath, Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, and Universal are all interested in signing the rapper to their respective imprints, but there was no word if his current label was interested. Now, T.I. speaks on shopping the $75 million deal, but says he would like to stay with Atlantic.
During a recent interview with The Urban Daily, T.I. addressed his current contract situation.
Hey look man I see all that sh*t man…I respect my present partners at Atlantic records and had there ever been a separation between them and myself I would respect my new partners in such a way that I’m not gonna sensationalize anything. They give me my fair market value for what it is I have to offer. And if you want to be in business with me let’s give each other %110. But just going out and doing gossip type stories that ain’t a huge part of what I do.
As the Atl rapper continued, he says he would love to stay with Atlantic:
Ay man, I’d love to stay where I am. It’d have to be shown that the feeling is mutual and the way you do that is on paper with commitment to dollars.
Head over to The Urban Daily [here], and check out the rest of T.I.’s interview as he also speaks on his new movie Identity Theft, Shawty Lo’s All My Babies Mama’s reality show, Outkast and more.