T.I. changes name to TIP

In case you missed the memo, T.I. has officially changed his name back to TIP.

The King of the South recently appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” and explained that TIP was his childhood nickname given to him by his father.

It wasn’t until he signed a record deal on the same label as Q-Tip (A Tribe Called Quest) that L.A. Reid advised him to drop the “p” and become T.I., to avoid confusion.

Well, I found myself in very good company on the same label with Q-Tip and LA Reid, at the time, he felt it was kind of confusing having two ‘Tips’ on the same label and since I was the new guy…I had to change my name.

Watch the clip below.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8uT3HwbRfE

 

His mama named him Clifford! I’mma call him Clifford! I kid, I kid.

TIP is back, ladies and gents!