Beefs these days do a lot of stuff, including getting both members famous or at least in the headlines. Well Shorty Lo says his beef with T.I. didn't do that, nor was he trying to. Working on his upcoming "I Am Carlos" album, Shawty Lo explains. "I don't know about the [sophomore] jinx, I know I work very hard — and I know what it takes to be in this situation, I don't wait on nobody to help me. I just 100 percent to everything I do… Was T.I.'s name mentioned on any song from my [debut] album," Shawty asked hip-hop personality Gyant. "At the time it was a real beef, but folks thought I had started it but if people were to know the history of it, all my songs like 'Dey Know,' they were out before the beef started. Them songs became hits before the T.I./Shawty Lo beef emerged so you know, it just blowed up in the streets like that. Free T.I. and you know, it was never no riding anybody's coattails because I'm not that type of person. I don't like to beef with nobody, it just happened to be a beef at the time."
Shawty Lo – Says T.I. Beef Did Not Help Him Get Famous