T.I Furious at 'Swagger Like Us' Leak
T.I. recently questions on how his new song "Swagger Like Us" where he teams up with Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West, could be leaked. A statement from the rapper reveals how disappointed he is with the leak. "That's some bullsh...," the rapper says via phone. "I'm beating down the Internet as we speak."
T.I. who will perform "Live Your Life" with Rihanna on upcoming 2008 MTV Video Music Awards, says that fans should be more patient until it is officially released. "Don't ruin the event," he states. "Wait till the cake comes out the kitchen before you eat it. That's like a kid who sees his toys before Christmas; it takes away from me and I think it takes away from the fans as well. When it's time, I'mma give it to you. They leaked my record with me and The-Dream ["Like I Do"] too. Leakage is never a problem I have had. I'm not used to it."
"Swagger Like Us" is produced by Kanye and listed in T.I.'s sixth studio album "Paper Trail" which will come out on September 30. The song features a sample of M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes", where she declares, "No one on the corner got swagger like us." The song starts with Kanye, rapping punchlines, "I know I got it first/ I'm Christopher Columbus, y'all just the Pilgrims/ How it feel to wake up and be the sh--and the urine?/ Nah-na-na, trying to get that Kobe number, one over Jordan."
Furthermore, Usher has reportedly become a featured guest for T.I. in "My Life, Your Entertainment" while Justin Timberlake will join him in "Dead and Gone". However, Kanye's vocals have surprisingly been removed from a song called "Sitting on Top of the World". "Kanye's verse has been swapped," the rapper says. "But I still have Kanye's verse so maybe we'll do a remix down the line."
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