Apollo Nida admits he should have kept T.I.’s name out of his mouth when talking about the plea deal he recently accepted, but he feels the “Family Hustle” star disrespected him.
“Don’t nobody really know me. You just don’t run up on a person and just demand anything. One thing you can demand is respect when it’s given. I felt really disrespected at that situation,” Apollo recently told the “Ryan Cameron Morning Show.”
The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” husband was approached by Tip during the Sister 2 Sister Ladies’ Night in event nearly two weeks ago. T.I. took issue with Apollo who’d previously compared his plea deal with that of T.I. and NFL baller Michael Vick.
When Tip first walked over to Apollo that evening, the “RHOA” hubby said he thought the rapper was going to offer some support.
“I thought he was coming up being a man, being supportive because he’s been through that same situation. That’s what I thought. He was hostile. I jumped back a little bit,” said Apollo. “That’s how a lot of beefs get started…Who does that?”
The conversation was captured on camera, and Apollo said he was humiliated by what went down.
“I’m a real humble person at the end of the day. I can’t tolerate disrespect. I really played that situation real humble. I was humiliated by it. I didn’t even know the cameras were rolling. That is not how men handle the situation,” said Apollo who would have preferred it if Tip had reached out to him in private.
“Tip knows how to get in contact with me. If this was an issue, you just don’t make it an issue in public and sit there and try to make it a ploy,” said Apollo who wasn’t aware that he was being filmed at the time.
Though he doesn’t approve of how Tip approached him, Apollo said he understands Tip’s concerns.
“He resonates with the people in the streets. Nobody wants to be labeled a snitch. I know nobody wants to be labeled as a rat. I get that. I shouldn’t have put his name out there like that, but I didn’t mean it like that,” Apollo said.
If you missed Apollo and T.I.’s exchange, watch it below.
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