Rumors that T.I. had informed to get out of a lengthy prison sentence were entirely circumstantial, but that didn't keep them from snowballing after the rapper ducked federal charges that could have led to a decade behind bars.

Through a plea deal, the rapper was sentenced to only one year. Tip not only addressed the charges personally; Big Meech even weighed in, pointing out that the details of Tip's plea deal were available online. "There is no person in the Federal or State system that can say or saying [sic] that "T.I. Clifford Harris" snitched on them," argued Meech.

No actual evidence that T.I. informed on anyone has ever been provided; there was no one higher up the chain for him to even snitch on; the man he thought he was buying the illegal weapons from in the first place was a federal agent.