Complex magazine spoke with Nelly in a Q&A, asking the rapper if he’d been in touch with T.I. since his recent arrest for drug possession, which could mean a prison term from 5-18 months for violating his probation. “Yeah, he’s doing good,” Nelly said. “Obviously it’s unfortunate, but it’s one of those things that’s funny because people are like, ‘What’s going on? Are you sure?’ And it’s like, ‘That’s my patna.’ This is my friend. This is my dude. There’s not too many things that anybody can do to stop making me be their friend. When you grow up like I grew up, I seen it all and been through it all family-wise. I’m not going to stop being family members with some of my family because of certain things that they did. If that’s the case, then where would we be, period? He’s a G. He’s a soldier. He gonna do him. That’s what you respect.” Check out the entire interview here.