The rapper-turned-comedian is glad it happened ... he's now able to make adjustments to his material to turn the boos into laughter.
He wants it known he received a standing O at his set in Atlanta the following day, so he thinks it wasn't the material that flopped, but it was the energy in the crowd that brought it down.
As we reported, T.I. got into it with fellow comedian Lauren Knight at an open mic in Atlanta last week ... after he began to heckle her from the crowd. She had referenced the sexual assault allegations against him and his wife, which is when he grabbed the mic and confronted her.
While Lauren thinks he overreacted, she says they ended up squashing their beef. She thinks T.I. can learn a thing or two about comedy etiquette, especially if he wants to continue to pursue the comedy game.