T.I. is embroiled in yet another feud, and this one’s nasty. After Azealia Banks dissed T.I.’s wife, Tiny, the rapper went on the offensive to the point where Azaelia is now threatening to sue! Does T.I. need anger management?
If you can say anything about T.I., 33, it’s that he’s wildly protective of his family. After Azealia Banks, 23, dissed T.I.,’s wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, 38, calling her “meth mouth” and T.I. “a statistic” for being jailed over drugs and guns, T.I. went on the offensive on June 17, posting a message on Instagram so violent that Azealia is threatening to sue! All of this leads us to wonder: should T.I. consider anger management? We’ve reached out to the experts — read on to find out what they have to say!
T.I. — Anger Management After Azealia Banks Diss?
Before we get into it, it’s important to note that this isn’t the first time that T.I. has exhibited disproportionately angry behavior. In May, he threw a punch at Floyd Mayweather Jr., a professional boxer, because Tiny posted a photo on Instagram of herself with Floyd’s daughter, Iyanna Mayweather, which led Tip to think that Floyd was making a move on his wife. Not overly logical.
Furthermore, given his history of incarceration — he spent 11 months in county jail for a probation violation in 2010-2011 — he is not always making the best choices for himself, despite his undeniable musical talent.
“If you’re in the public eye, you must know how to let criticisms slide off your back,” says Dr. Gilda Carle, Relationship Expert To The Stars. “Each time TI gets offended he loses his cool disproportionately to the comments.”
“He appears to have a short fuse, a thin skin, and an inability to manage his emotions,” Dr. Gilda adds. “When emotions own you rather than you controlling them, it’s time to learn anger management skills!”
‘T.I. Is A Loose Cannon’
“T.I. is a loose cannon,” adds celebrity psychiatrist Carole Lieberman, M.D. “He’s been in trouble with the law on and off since he was a teen … [and] his current instagram rant is just the latest out of control behavior in a man who seems to turn on a dime between compassion and aggression.
“He has described his stage name, T.I., as representing his alter ego — his grimier and trouble-prone street side. But, he doesn’t seem to have control over which side comes out when,” says Dr. Lieberman.” Unless T.I. get some serious psychiatric treatment, his short fuse will get him into some serious trouble, and he — and his alter ego — are going to wind up off the music charts, in jail, or worse.”
What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Do you agree that T.I. should seek anger management? Or are his violent reactions disproportionate to perceived or real slights? Let us know!
— Amanda Mitchell