Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Vet Rappers Common and RZA

Defend T.I.

10/21/2007 3:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

T.I.'s fellow rappers -- and co-stars in the upcoming movie, "American Gangster" -- are speaking out about his recent legal issues and urging the fallen star to keep his head up. It's not like his boys would throw him under the bus!

T.I., Common
Common, who plays T.I.'s dad in the film, tells AOL Black Voices that T.I. should continue to pray, saying, "Know that God is with [you]. Know that He knows what the truth is and the truth is going to allow [you] to get out and be alright." Unless, of course, the truth is T.I. did it -- because then he's screwed.

Wu Tang Clan co-founder RZA also had an opinion, saying, "One of my security guards said, 'Don't you ever buy a gun, because you can afford all the security." Perhaps RZA should have given T.I. that advice sooner -- or at least given him his security guard!

T.I. still remains in custody on weapons charges.


No Avatar


Gangster rappers are soooooo 90s. They show the bling but live in crappy ass apartments in Carson or Lawndale.....

2562 days ago

skeptical at best    

HIS DAD?!?!?!? what's the right question for this situation: How old is Common or how young is T.I.??

2562 days ago


You know what they say about advise?? A day late and a d$llar short!!! Too bad so sad!

2562 days ago

Randy T.    

Your damn ad's are now so annoying I won't be back. Good luck with your all britney site.

2562 days ago


Waiting for Mr. Goodbar....

2562 days ago


Thugs, Wannabes. NEXT!

2562 days ago


Oh come on now! The guy is a convicted felon-----with a gun safe in his house(keyed to HIS thumbprint) and guns in his car. What does it take for rappers to turn their backs? Yet you have Common and RZA saying they don't believe the case? Ridiculous.

2562 days ago



ho hum....

2562 days ago

What they're saying is, he's one guilty Black celebrity and after he PAYS for his CRIME, he'll be alright [just _don't_ screw it up again!]. That's what they're saying. You're going dooooooooooown, umpteenth-generic-rapper-I've-never-heard-of. No free pass for you just because... how does Whoopi Goldberg phrase it? Oh, yeah: "Because it's part of your culture." That won't wash in the court of law _and_ the court of common sense!

2562 days ago


Wouldn't doubt for 1 second, that this is just another publicity stunt. Everyone involved, is getting PAID...TI,the record company,the attorney, even the judge. Nothing like a little controversy, to boost ticket sales for a soon to be releasd movie.

2562 days ago


TI is such a racist idiot - jail time is just the thing for this low class boy.

2562 days ago

Internet Website Designs    

RZA has good advice for ti

2562 days ago

Cecil Jones    

Isn't it interesting as to how the truth comes out? TI could afford to buy all the security he needed, yet he's in this mess. The security he hired was given money to purchase these guns. That security person committed no crime in the performance of his duties and stored these weapons at the place he was tasked to protect and defend. In this purchase, it turned out to be a government trap and the security firm turned evidence against TI. There was no crime committed without linking this to his boss. The weapons were not used in the commission of a felony. TI has done nothing wrong. The body guard looks like he has a wide stance using the bathroom. You don't negotiate with the Feds with your pants down. Case dismissed. You can't make a big case on nothing. TI has the right to hire a security firm for his private property. He needs to hire one more loyal and can handle a little heat.

2562 days ago


FREE T.I.!!!!!!!!!!!

2562 days ago


What a shocker! Of course they'll defend the idiot. They're a bunch of mindless sheep. They get behind anyone with the same skin color no matter what and that's just pathetic.

2562 days ago
| 1 | 2 | 3 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web