T.I. has returned to the comedy stage in New York City months after he was initially booed at the Barclays Center, and this time he got a different response.
Earlier this week, The Atlanta rap legend performed a set at Salsa Con Fuego in The Bronx alongside members of the HaHa Mafia group. After his performance, T.I. spoke to AllHipHop about the set and how much better it went.
“I’ve been to New York before and worked out in some rooms, on the low,” T.I. said. “This is my first official full set. I feel like we had a phenomenal time. The crowd enjoyed their self, we enjoyed ourselves.”
Working alongside the HaHa Mafia group has proved successful for T.I. as comedian Navv Greene said: “We look like the Warriors right now, bruh. Everybody gets their own shot and we ain’t in each other’s way. We the dark-skinned Warriors.”
Tip likened himself to the Warriors’ All-Star guard Stephen Curry in his group with the HaHa Mafia and later thanked everyone who came to see his set.
As it seems, T.I. had a much better time than he did at the April Fools Comedy Jam in Brooklyn, New York, at the Barclays Center. The lineup featured Nick Cannon, HaHa Davis, Eddie Griffin, Rip Micheals, B. Simone, Bruce Bruce, Michael Blackson, Joe Torry and more.
T.I. was booed throughout his rocky set but admitted it didn’t bother him because he was grateful for the opportunity even to perform on the stage that night.
“When shit’s too easy and there ain’t no challenge to it, I don’t care,” T.I. said during an interview following the show. “That’s what got me out of music because it’s almost like people expect me to be good.”
He continued: “I embrace the hate. But it wasn’t even hate. It was on some, ‘This is our opportunity to really make you one of us.’ And I appreciate that. I ain’t got no problem with that. I love the opportunity to overcome and scramble.”
T.I. then showed off his resiliency less than 24 hours after his disastrous set when he returned to the stage in his hometown of Atlanta. The King rapper posted several clips of his stand-up comedy set on Instagram, showing him addressing being booed in true comedic fashion.
“Is this a safe place, Atlanta?” he asks the crowd in one video. “Can I talk to you about my day yesterday? Ok well, first of all, I ain’t never been booed before… but I can tell… those boos were premeditated! They’ve been waiting to goddamn get me somewhere to boo for a long time!”