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T.I.

Real Name – Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr.
Born – September 25, 1980
Riverdale, Georgia, U.S.

Rapper, actor, sunglasses aficionado.

Began rapping at age 9, was discovered as a teenager, became a huge rap star.

His first album peaked at number 98 and only sold 163,000 copies, causing him to be dropped from his label.

Came back strong with albums two and three, got some Grammy nominations, won a Vibe award for “Best Street Anthem.” Whaddaya you mean you never heard of the Vibe Awards. They're a storied tradition that date all the way back to 2003.

Went to prison (for a month) for violating probation on a previous drug conviction.

Went back to prison in 2009 after being charged with possession of three unregistered machine guns and two silencers. Probably needed them for hunting. Seriously, you totally need silencers when you're hunting.

Went back to prison (again) in 2011 for violating parole on his previous conviction, was released early and sent to a halfway house, was driven there in a pimped out party bus. Oh T.I., don't ever change.

LATEST STORIES
  
T.I. -- Come to My New Restaurant ... Eat a Meatloaf Cupcake! (VIDEO)

T.I.
Come to My New Restaurant Eat a Meatloaf Cupcake!

T.I. is pushing the frontiers of cuisine in his new ATL restaurant, where meatloaf cupcakes are on the menu. We got T.I. Monday at Equinox in L.A., and he gave us the… READ MORE >

Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, French Montana, T.I. Join Forces in Song -- 'Why You Mad?'

Mariah, Justin, French, T.I.
Join Forces in Song 'Why You Mad?'

Mariah Carey has been secretly recording a new song that we think will blow you away. She went to a recording studio in Hollywood last week and laid down tracks with… READ MORE >

- 28 days ago
Meek Mill -- I Wasn 't Lyin' ... Drake Really Did Get Peed On!

Meek Mill
I Wasn't Lyin' Drake Really Did Get Peed On!

1:30 PM PST -- Sources close to both T.I. and Drake say the culprit was a heavily intoxicated friend of T.I.'s who peed himself. The pee unintentionally got on Drake's shoe and… READ MORE >

- 36 days ago
T.I. -- Gaye Family's Barking Up the Wrong Tree ... I Don't Steal!

T.I.
Gaye Family's Barking Up the Wrong Tree ... I Don't Steal!

// Marvin Gaye's family just needs to open their ears -- instead of worrying about their pockets -- and they'll realize T.I. is no musical thief ... so says T.I.. We just spoke to Tip at LAX and… READ MORE >

- 168 days ago
Marvin Gaye's Family -- Out for More Cash ... Targeting T.I.'s Pockets Now

Marvin Gaye's Family
Out for More Cash ... Targeting T.I.'s Pockets Now

Marvin Gaye's family didn't score enough in their "Blurred Lines" lawsuit -- now they're going after T.I. and a few record labels to pay up ... on top of the $7.4 million they won last week. … READ MORE >

- 171 days ago
Tiny -- Me At The Mayweather Fight? Not A Chance In Hell

Tiny
Me At The Mayweather Fight? Not A Chance In Hell

// T.I.'s wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle obviously knows when to leave well enough alone ... telling TMZ Sports there's not a chance in hell she'll be in Vegas for the huge Mayweather/Pacquiao… READ MORE >

- 176 days ago
T.I. & Jeezy -- Gunshots and Chaos at NC Party

T.I. & Jeezy
Gunshots and Chaos at NC Party

Gunshots rang out during a college event headlined by T.I. and Jeezy -- and the crowd scattered in chaos. The rappers were playing at a day party in Charlotte when someone in the crowd fired… READ MORE >

- 188 days ago
T.I. -- Iggy Azalea's Alleged Husband Is Frontin' ... She Shouldn't Give Him Squat

T.I.
Iggy's So-Called Husband Is Lyin' ... She Shouldn't Give Him Squat

Hefe Wine wants to make a quick payday off Iggy Azalea ... but her boss T.I. doesn't think he should get one red cent.  Our photog caught up with T.I. outside Crustacean Monday night and… READ MORE >

- 200 days ago
Iggy Azalea -- Lay Off the Beef ... Says T.I. (TMZ TV)

Iggy Azalea
Lay Off the Beef ... Says T.I. [TMZ TV]

Iggy Azalea is proving she can feud over just about anything -- 'cause now she's pissed at Steve Madden over a new shoe line! Usually when she beefs ... her mentor T.I. has her back.But even… READ MORE >

- 217 days ago
T.I. -- Iggy Azalea Needs to Shut Up ... and Be More Like Tom Brady

T.I.
Iggy Azalea Needs to Shut Up ... Be More Like Tom Brady

T.I.'s grand scheme for Iggy Azalea? Stop tweeting and stick to what she does best ... making music for his record label.We caught up with Iggy's mentor outside Crustacean in Bev Hills ...… READ MORE >

- 218 days ago

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