Turns out you can’t have it however They like it when it comes to dealing with rapper TI
The Chainsmokers’ Andrew Taggart found this out the hard way when the ‘Bring Em Out’ artist slapped the DJ in the face after apparently shocking TI with a kiss on the cheek.
On Tuesday, the DJ duo’s official TikTok account shared a video with its 2.5million followers that didn’t show the punch but detailed the events leading up to it.
The video, titled “My Bad TI Won’t Happen Again…Unless?” – begins with footage of TI and both members of the group enjoying themselves cordially in a crowded club. Then it cuts to Taggart and Alex Pall, the other member of the Chainsmokers, in a vehicle remembering what happened at the venue.
“First, TI is absolutely right here,” Taggart said. “I felt the vibrations way too much and kissed TI on the cheek. And he slapped me in the face for it. It’s perfectly fine.”
“He said, ‘Don’t do that.’ And I thought, ‘Okay.’ He pushed me away and I said, “Okay, my mistake.” … He said, “Okay, cool, we’re good.” It was the weirdest interaction ever.”
Pall added that TI’s team approached him and said, “You’ve got to get your boy.”
The Live Your Life artist responded to the TikTok video on Instagram on Wednesday.
“I love the Chainsmokers, man. They make great music,” he said in a 17-minute video. “There really isn’t much more to the story than you’ve already heard. I think the main takeaway is that we had a drink afterwards, we took a shot – you know what I’m saying? And we moved on. Everyone left the party and had a good time.”
He went on to say he’s “still a fan,” before adding that he’s open to a future collaboration with the “Closer” hitmakers: “If you guys have some time, let’s capture a vibe.”
Last week, the “Dead and Gone” rapper was honored with the Georgia Outstanding Citizens Award for his charitable contributions to his hometown of Atlanta.
“You spend years grinding and fighting and clawing and climbing 🧗♀️ with what feels like the weight (&hate) of the world on your shoulders,” he said of the honor in an Instagram post.
“[O]Often feeling like no one cares, notices or appreciates your efforts, intentions or sacrifices…then BAM 💥 God hits you with a blessing to show you don’t know 💩.”
https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/music/story/2022-08-17/t-i-response-punch-andrew-taggart-the-chainsmokers T.I. laughs off punching one of the Chainsmokers after kiss