T.I. Claims Warm Liquids Can Help Kill The Coronavirus: I Have 13 Negative Tests To Speak On & I’ve Been Everywhere


T.I. Claims Warm Liquids Can Help Kill The Coronavirus: I Have 13 Negative Tests To Speak On & I’ve Been Everywhere

Rapper and podcast host T.I. says there’s a unique way to combat the coronavirus. During a recent interview, T.I. declared that he chooses to approach COVID-19 a little differently than others.

“So I’ve researched and I found that COVID starts in the throat. It starts in the throat as a scratchy throat. It’s a sore throat before it makes its way it grows and travels to the lungs. If you catch it while it’s still in the throat and you drink warm liquids, the warm liquid wash[es] it down to the stomach where the stomach acid then [will] kill it.”

T.I. gave an example to further explain how this would allegedly work:

“So let’s say that day, right? That day of my album release party, if I had to come in contact with COVID that evening and it began to develop in my throat, the next morning I would have drank some tea like so and let my stomach acid do the rest, you know what I’m saying? So that’s my method. That’s what I use. That’s what I do.”

He continued:

“[I’m] not saying that it would work for you the way it has worked for me, but I have 13 negative tests to speak on and I’ve been everywhere. Everywhere: in the gym, in the club, I’ve been in marches and rallies, I’ve been on planes. I’ve been everywhere, you know what I’m saying? I’m not saying that people should be careless.”

T.I. and Tiny

He also indicated that both he and his wife singer/songwriter Tameka “Tiny” Harris had been tested numerous times over the past few weeks with negative results for each. However, T.I. discussed a situation where it appeared that at some point, Tiny did in fact have COVID-19 at some point:

“So say about test number nine, she had a negative test. I had a negative test. However, she had antibodies which says that sometime between the test before that and this test, she caught the virus, fought it off, and did not give it to me. So that’s my experience. That’s my personal experience. That’s why I have the perspective that I have. If I can be as close as I’ve been to my wife [and] she had it, developed antibodies, and fought it off and I still didn’t catch it, I think I’d be okay in the club.”

In the wake of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, T.I. said he’d rather choose preparedness over fear:

“It’s not like I’m just careless, you know, about my concerns for the virus. I just refuse to live in fear. You know what I mean? I’d rather prepare and when I say prepare, some people feel like that’s a mask. I, myself, have a perspective that I’d rather boost my immune system to defend me against COVID should I come in contact with it rather than wear a mask and hide in fear of coming in contact with it.”

Busta Rhymes

He also spoke on turning down a Verzuz battle against Busta Rhymes who recently challenged him. T.I. said it was simply a situation where he felt it would have been unfair for them to participate in the popular nostalgic music battle broadcast on Instagram:

“I was just, unfortunately, about a decade and a half late for this battle. You dig what I’m sayin’? I mean you’re never gonna see a fight sanctioned where you have a fighter that’s 225 pounds fighting someone that’s 145 pounds. And not to say that he isn’t worthy or not to say that he isn’t accomplished or he isn’t on a level. I’m saying I don’t have the years in the game that this man has so I don’t understand why he would not go to one of his, you know, contemporaries.”

He went on to say that he respects Busta Rhymes a great deal and even credits him for motivating his upcoming battle with Jeezy. He likened Busta Rhymes’ request to him asking for a Verzuz battle with a younger rapper:

“That’s just like me going and trying to call out [Young] Thug: ‘Aye Thug, let’s gon’ and do a Verzuz, me and you.’ This ain’t fair! You know what I meant? It just isn’t fair. That’s all I’m sayin’.”

Check out T.I.‘s entire interview here:

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Authored by: Sincerely Liz