T.I. defended threatening Azealia Banks in their Twitter feud, declaring that he would “chew [the] throat off [the] neck” of anyone who attacks his family.

Azealia Banks Disses Tiny Cottle

The feud began on Monday, June 16, when Banks dissed T.I.’s wife, Tiny Cottle, while commenting on the rapper’s new single “No Mediocre.”

“U want no mediocre but…Have you seen your wife?” Banks tweeted on Monday.

Banks didn’t stop there, taking more shots at Tiny on Tuesday, writing, “Wha happens when ur wife has meth mouth? What do u do? [sic]”

“you’ve already been to jail for drugs and guns, your wife can’t read… can you be more of a statistic?” Banks continued.

Tiny And T.I. Fire Back On Instagram

Tiny also hit back on Instagram, posting memes and cartoons that appear to be dismissing Banks. One reads, “While you were busy judging others…You left your closet door open and a lot of skeletons fell out. Ooops!”

On Instagram, T.I. addressed Banks’ insults again, but he took a more direct approach, threatening Banks and warning her to stay away from his family.

“If u speak ill of my family again….. I WILL END YOU!!!!!! … people fall down stairs daily… U better watch yo step, u ugly-a** Gremlin-baby [sic],” T.I. wrote in an Instagram post.

Not one to be outdone, Banks returned to Twitter and reportedly went on a rant, making fun of T.I.’s height, writing, “I’m taller than you in my heels.” Banks also wrote that she was going to sue T.I. for threatening her on Instagram: “Guess who’s about to get sued for threatening me!”

T.I. Defends His Family

Both T.I.’s Instagram message and the majority of Banks’ tweets have been deleted, but T.I. did address the so-called Twitter war in an impromptu interview with TMZ, clarifying his stance as a man protecting his family.

“I’ll chew your throat off you rneck if I need to, because I have an oath to maintain the honor and respect and the integrity of my family. Anybody that violates that, I’m going,” T.I. said.

T.I. went on, insisting that Banks’ attacks on his wife were not only disrespectful, but uncalled for, and suggested that he would not have reacted so violently if Banks’ insults had been solely aimed at him.

“You got a problem with me, say what you want about me. Leave my family out of it. Say something about my family, I’m at you! I don’t care who you are, I don’t care what you do. I’m at you,” TI added.