I tip the scales like the king of the south
T.I., also known as “T-I-P”, has proclaimed himself the “King of the South”
T.I. sold drugs when he was young (he’s been convicted), so he presumably tipped the scaled (literally, figuratively) with coke
This is a double entendre apart from the TI description given above, he is talking about his summit on the summit kilimanjaro climb as the ‘tip’ of the mountain and to ‘scale’ the mountain.
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