According to T.I., he could have signed 21 Savage and Young Thug.
But he didn't.
And not because he didn't think they were talented and commercially viable.
Watch Tip explained why he passed on the young ATLiens.
T.I. talks about not signing 21 Savage and Young Thug for $1 Million dollars:— Daily Loud (@DailyLoud) January 24, 2023
“If I give you $1M, then I’d have to take something back that’s worth way more and then we can’t be friends”
"21 Savage, Thug, a lot of them come up to me and say, 'Tip give me a million. Just give me a million and I'll handle it from there.'" T.I. explained. "And I was like, 'nay, I ain't gonna do that. Because if I give you a million I got to take back something that's gonna be worth way more and we ain't going to be able to be friends.' I always tell them, don't worry about the money upfront because it's gonna come .. Savage every time he see me now he'll hit me and say 'It came.'