T.I. Explains Why He Made His Kids Work for Their Christmas Presents
By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
We all know rapper T.I,. and his wife Tiny have some of the cutest kids and we’re pretty sure they play a huge part in the success of their reality show The Family Hustle. T.I. has made it clear from his portrayal on the show that he is easily the stricter parent when it comes to his household. On many of the episodes, the rapper can be seen teaching his kids valuable lessons and not being concerned if he’s the more popular parent. So it should come as no surprise that the rapper once again felt it was crucial that he used the upcoming Holidays as a reason to teach his kids another valuable lesson about life and the value of hard work.
On the Season Finale of VH1’s The Family Hustle, T.I. told the kids they would have to put some work in to get the extravagant presents they are requesting on their lists of wants this year. The rapper gave the kids the ultimatum of accompanying him on his tour and helping him promote his eighth studio album Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head (which is currently available on iTunes now), or not getting their requested Christmas gifts. Although he jokingly told them their presents rely on the success of the album, he explained in a recent inteview on VH1 Big Morning Buzz Live that he just feels it’s important that his kids understand the value of the dollar and that the best way to do that is showing them first hand that he works for everything he has and they should too.
The rapper also discussed his current album, and confirmed that it has a mix of genres and he even has a track with Pop star Pink entitled “Guns and Roses.”
Peep the interview below: