T.I. Tries to ‘Get Back Up’ on New Single With Chris Brown
T.I. is apologizing to fans for his most recent arrest on the new single ‘Get Back Up.’ The track features Chris Brown and is presumed to appear on Tip’s forthcoming ‘King Uncaged’ album, which — in lieu of his recent 11-month prison sentence for probation violation — has no release date.
“I’m only human dog,” Tip explains behind Brown’s auto-tuned vocals. Much like the single ‘No Matter What,’ off his sixth album ‘Paper Trail,’ Tip reflects on the mistakes he’s made in the public eye. “A what it is world, yeah, it’s me again, back before you at your mercy on bended knee again/ No running from the truth as much as we pretend that it ain’t what it is then it hits CNN/ Apologies to my fans and my closest friends for letting you down, I won’t take you down this road again.”
Yet just as he is remorseful, Tip quickly lashes out against those who choose not to support him, including the media. “Most of you now saying, ‘Whatever, here we go again’/ Blogs, radio and television all going in/I laugh to keep from through all of the embarrassment/ I gotta say you f—in’ haters is hilarious/ How dare you sit right there and act as if you holier than thow/ Point your finger now with me breaking down /Same clown that was Twit picin’ at my wedding on the same Twitter page disrespecting/ Nevermind my imperfections this a fact, remember that no mistakes to great to recover and bounce back.”
Following his arrest in September, in which he was found in possession of ecstasy, the 29-year-old was sentenced to 11 months behind bars Friday (October 15). During the hearing, Tip acknowledged wrong doing begging the judge for lenience, and help with his drug addiction. “I want drugs out of my life,” he said. “If I can get the treatment and counseling I need … I can beat this. Undaunted, U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell Jr. noted that the Atlanta rapper had been given “the limit of second chances,” before handing down the sentence. T.I. has two weeks to turn himself into authorities to begin his sentence.