T.I. Explains Why He Was Unwilling To Sign 21 Savage & Young

T.I. has explained why he passed on signing 21 Savage and Young Thug for $1 million at the beginning of their careers.

T.I. explained the point to Shannon Sharpe on his Club Shay Shay podcast.

On the decision of not signing 21 Savage and Young Thug to his Grand Hustle label.

T.I. said,

If give you a million, I gotta take back something that’s gonna be worth way more, and we ain’t gon’ be able to be friends from there. I always tell ’em, man, Don’t worry about the money up front ’cause it’s gon’ come. I remember telling that to Slime, I remember telling that to 21. And even Savage, every time he sees me now, he’ll hit me and say, ‘Aye, it came.’ And that puts a smile on my face because I just know how impactful every generation has the opportunity to be even more than the last.

What deal are you glad you passed on?

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