As T.I. continues his interview with Billboard, he salutes Eminem for helping him to overcome his drug addiction, and says he likes the moves Em has been making in signing Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse.

“I haven’t had a chance to speak to Em since I’ve been home. I heard that while I was down, he was trying to get in contact with me, but I don’t know if the dots just didn’t connect. [Eminem] overcoming his own adversities, winning the battle against his own demons and continuing to break the mold and re-set the standard of what it means to be the most successful hip-hop artist in the game … I salute that to no end.”

As Tip continued. he shows respect to Em as he says he likes the moves he has made in signing Yelawolf and Slaughterhouse:

“I love what he’s doing with Slaughterhouse. I love the move that he made to sign Yelawolf. And the record with him and Royce da 5’9″ … that record is going h.a.m. He killed that BET Hip-Hop Awards cypher. I’ve been peeping the move[ment].”

Watch Tips interview with Billboard below: