T.I. is reportedly at the center of a label bidding war, after his contract with Atlantic Records recently expired. The Atlanta rapper maintains he'd like to stay on Atlantic where things are familiar, but if the money isn't right, he won't hesitate to leave.

"Hey look man I see all that sh*t," Tip said. "I respect my present partners at Atlantic records and had there ever been a separation between them and myself I would respect my new partners in such a way that I'm not gonna sensationalize anything. They give me my fair market value for what it is I have to offer. And if you want to be in business with me let's give each other 110 percent. But just going out and doing gossip type stories that ain't a huge part of what I do."

"Ay man, I'd love to stay where I am," added T.I. "It'd have to be shown that the feeling is mutual and the way you do that is on paper with commitment to dollars."

Source: hiphopblog.com