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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. -- 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 >

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 >

- 10 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 >

- 16 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 >

- 28 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 >

- 39 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 >

- 56 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 >

- 57 days ago
T.I. -- I Won't Buy the Atlanta Hawks ... NBA Owners Are Powerless

T.I.
I Won't Buy the ATL Hawks ... NBA Owners Are Powerless

Seems T.I. has taken himself out of the running to buy the Atlanta Hawks -- telling us NBA owners have no real power and the whole thing seems like a waste of money.  T.I. was leaving Ricardo… READ MORE >

- 65 days ago
Jennifer Lopez and Iggy Azalea -- LIVE Booty Ain't Always the Best Booty

J.Lo & Iggy
LIVE Booty Ain't Always The Best Booty

After Iggy Azalea and J.Lo broke down "Booty" live on the American Music Awards stage ... it was time for Iggy's mentor T.I. to weigh in on that highly anticipated ass carnival. Two thumbs up? For… READ MORE >

- 124 days ago
Atlanta Hawks Owner John Rutherford Seydel -- T.I. vs. Usher ... If I Had to Choose One Ambassador

Atlanta Hawks Owner
T.I. vs. Usher If I Had to Choose One Ambassador

The new Atlanta Hawks owner could be in a very tough spot ... having to pick one hip hop spokesman for his team out of all the music superstars in A-Town -- and he's not looking forward to… READ MORE >

- 145 days ago

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