Apollo Nida Speaks On Being “Humiliated” By T.I., Wanting Phaedra To Stand By Him, And Possibly Being Separated From His Sons
In an interview with V-103, Apollo Nida sat down and discussed everything that’s going on with his life since he pled guilty to a massive $2.3 million bank fraud scheme at the beginning of the month. While this would be a good time to stay with family before he finds out his sentence in July, Nida has been doing interviews, showing up at events, and getting confronted by T.I. of all people. In the interview, he discussed how he felt about being confronted by T.I. for comparing their legal situations on Twitter, where he stands with Phaedra, and most importantly, his fears about possibly not being there for his sons if he is sent back to prison.
On His Sons:
“I hurt tremendously. At the end of the day, I’m so remorseful. I grew up without a mother and a father. What hurts me the most is the fact that I could potentially be leaving my sons. I resonate with Ayden more because he’s four years old now . So when he[son Ayden] cries out for me, and I’m not there for him, then potentially who knows what could happen? Let’s just say hypothetically, and hypothetically people because people love to blow things out, my wife wants to go somewhere else that means another man will be in my household. I don’t want that for my child.”
Marriage To Phaedra At This Point:
“We’re still married…I try not to be astonished by anything that goes on. I think Phaedra, in a perfect world, should be supportive as a wife should be…If she chooses to derail from the plan, then that’s what she chooses to do. Apollo is prepared for whatever happens in life. Whatever’s been thrown at me, I deal with it. I would like to say I would want her to stay around and do what a wife should do.”
Committing Crimes To Keep Up With The Joneses:
“Apollo has never had a handout from day one. Never. Never asked for nothing, never been given anything. Whatever she has, she has…if I feel like I gotta do what I gotta do, and there’s no other way, and the checks aren’t being distributed equally, you gotta do what you gotta do. You could sit there and say, go get a regular job…but at the end of the day, is that paycheck going to be equivalent to what’s coming in the household?”
His Feelings On Being Confronted By T.I.:
“First of all, I’m out on bond. 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. But I played my cool. I have a lot of respect for T.I., I have a lot of respect for [Michael] Vick…
Once I thought about it, it was wrong. What I said was, my paperwork, Vick’s paperwork, T.I.’s paperwork is says the same thing, it’s language. I never said that T.I. was a rat, I never said Vick was a rat. I know Tip. 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. So I jumped back a little bit…because I’m like, is this thing about to go down?
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, I feel, to boost whatever you got going on at the time.
I’m a real humble person at the end of the day, but 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. Afterward I was just like, that is not how men handle the situation.”
On Understanding Why T.I. Was Upset:
“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. At the end of the day, I shouldn’t have put his name out there like that, but I didn’t mean it like that.”
What do you think of Apollo’s statements? Check out his interview with V-103 here.