T.I. Reacts To "Straight Outta Compton" Oscar Nomination

Rose Lilah
January 21, 2016 11:20

Watch our exclusive interview with T.I.

T.I. is currently in between projects, but that doesn't mean he's not doing press. He's a busy guy after all, even if it's not a music-based project he's working on, he's got his side gigs like TV and movies. 

The Hustle Gang boss spoke on some of his upcoming movie roles, but before that, he spoke on "Straight Outta Compton"'s Oscar nod-- while it may not be in the category they deserve, T.I. has only positive things to say about it.

"I mean I think that they deserved to be recognized amonst the most decorated films of the year, and I think they should be alongside and in competition with the best movies of the year, cause they were one of them," he says, possibly alluding to the fact that they were not nominated for Best Picture." 

He continues, "I think commercial success doesn't have much to do with the Academy and who they consider, but I think just relevance, like impacting pop culture, and even just, you know the quality of the material and the way it was put together; and the significance that story had to an entire generation, kinda makes it a no-brainer to me."

Towards the end of the interview, Tip talks about narrating Travis Scott's debut album Rodeo, and he gives the Houston native some lofty praise. "I'm just honored to be a part of Travis' career, he's extremely talented, a visionary, I think he's changing the way people make music and listen to music. I think he's one of the most innovative, ground-breaking, debut artist the game has seen in quite some time, so I couldn't be more proud of him."

T.I. ends the interview by letting us know he's not with the Snapchat wave yet. 

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