TI attended the MTV Movie awards with a hot summer swagger colors, and great news for you, TI fans… that won’t be the only awards show the King will attend this year. We just got word that TI’s return to the BET awards is confirmed! This will be TI’s first televised performance since his release from prison. If you remember, Tip was arrested three years ago for purchasing machine guns just before BET’s Hip-Hop Awards. So make sure you tune in as the ceremony airs June 27 at 8pm EST.
In other TI news, the King has been collaborating here and there with some of the world’s biggest stars, including Lady Gaga and Eminem. Well there’s another star in TI’s collab lineup and this time, and that is Kid Rock. Wait, there’s another one, straight from the country genre: Martina McBride. And also Sheryl Crow! Here’s an excerpt of Tip’s interview with Entertainment Weekly:
You’ve been working Rick Rubin on your new album. What’s the word on that?
We’ve just finished. I’m mixing away right now. There’s a song with Martina McBride and T.I. There’s a song with Zac Brown. I have another great duet with Sheryl Crow, with Bob Seger playing piano. It’s a game changer for me. Totally different process working with Rick Rubin. With this album we were working around playing, singing live, no click tracks. Kinda of a crazy concept these days. But it’s the way real records are made.
We are anxiously waiting.