Brantley Gilbert Didn't Collaborate With T.I. To Stir the Pot

(Radio.com) Much to Clay Walker's dismay, who recently condemned outside artists trying their hands at country-"There's no reason we have to dilute it by letting people in the format"-Brantley Gilbert is breaking down the boundary between country music and hip-hop.

On the platinum edition of his album Just As I Am, released earlier this week, you'll find a remix of his 2014 hit "Bottoms Up" done by T.I.. Gilbert however didn't intend for the move to be controversial, or any sort of "hey, look at me!" intention.

"I didn't do it to piss anybody off or stir the water or give [ammunition to] the people that are on a power trip about the 'country and rap is crap' stuff," the country artist told Billboard.

For Bradley, T.I.'s reworking was an opportunity for him to work with one of his favorite artists, who also happens to be from his home state Georgia. Read more here.

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