T.I. revealed that his new project for VH1 will be as much about his family as himself.
Don’t call it a reality show! The Atlanta rapper, who just returned home from lockup, told Bossip.com that "Family Hustle" shouldn’t be lumped in with the rest of the shows on VH1′s reality roster.
“I don’t like to call it a reality show,” he said, “because I feel like that undermines the integrity of the project. What we’re shooting is a documentary that offers viewers an inside look at all of the different facets of my life—most importantly, me as a man and a father.”
Apparently the show wasn’t exactly his idea, as he revealed that it’s a project his family has been asking for. Why? They’ve each got dreams they all want to achieve, and they feel the docu-series would be a good launching pad (or promotion) for each of their careers.
“This is what the family wanted to do,” Tip explained. “One of my sons wants to be a rapper, so he wants to showcase his talents and put ‘em out there. My daughter [Tiny's daughter Zonnique] has the OMG Girlz and they’re doing really well. King wants to be an actor; my other daughter wants to sing."
Like any good father, he considered the opportunity before moving forward with the venture, "and I went out there and made it happen.”
Cameras will also follow T.I. as he gets back into the swing of things at his label, Grand Hustle, where he carefully considers how he will support each act. Although his artists B.o.B., Young Dro and the OMG Girlz are all doing well for themselves, Tip said he won’t be "throwing the building" behind any singular act until he personally assess them.
There’s no word on when production will begin, but T.I. is prepping for a tour to support his book Power & Beauty, which hits bookstores on October 18.