T.I. said that it was “bittersweet” to film with Nipsey Hussle, in which the late rapper helped him find talent for his breakout Netflix rap competition show, Rhythm + Flow.
On Tamron Hall, the daytime talk show host reminded the audience that T.I. lost Hussle just one month after losing his older sister, Precious Harris. While Hussle, whose birth name is Ermias Asghedom, died March 31; T.I.’s sister died Feb. 22.
“My sister Precious, she did transition,” the rapper said on Tuesday’s episode. “She had put in enough work here with us and it was time for her to accept her wings and serve the next phase of her existence.”
T.I. told Tamron Hall that he’s at peace with losing his sister because of his stance on grieving.
“Grieving although it’s a natural human act it’s a bit selfish. It’s about our pain because they know no more pain,” he explained. “So we’re grieving and feeling bad because we don’t get to experience their physical presence anymore.”
The Grammy Award-winner added that “if we become considerate of what’s in their best interest, I think we have to accept that at a certain time, it’s time to let go and give it to God.”
Harris passed after succumbing to injuries she sustained in a major car accident in Atlanta. She was 66. When news of her passing spread, she was remembered by the Harris family along with Tamar Braxton, Kandi Burrus and many others in the Southern music scene.
Tamron Hall airs weekdays. Check your local listings.