It's been called the "Worst Sports Town in America" and one of the most miserable sports cities of 2016 ... but T.I. has a message for the ATL haters -- SHUT YOUR DAMN MOUTHS!!!
Look, it ain't us ... everyone from ESPN to the NY Times have weighed about the perils of being a sports fan in Atlanta over the years ... and it had usually been mentioned in the same breath as Cleveland.
But with the Cavs and the Indians and Stipe Miocic crushin' it this year, CLE's on the up -- leaving Atlanta ... well, in the same place it's been since 1995 (the last time a major ATL team won a championship).
We asked T.I. about it ... since he's ATL born, raised and proud ... and he ain't having the negativity.