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T.I.

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T.I. was born Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. on September 25, 1980, in Atlanta, Georgia, to Violeta Morgan and Clifford "Buddy" Harris, Sr. He is also known as T.I.P. and "Rubberband Man". T.I. is from the streets of Westside Bankhead Zone 1 in Atlanta. His original stage name, T.I.P., it stems from his childhood nickname "Tip", given by his grandfather. He later changed it to T.I. out of respect for label mate Q-Tip. He was dubbed "the Jay-Z of the South" by Pharrell Williams, T.I. gradually established himself as one of rap's greatest and most successful MCs during the early 2000s. T.I. has been active with helping the community especially with Hurricane Katrina relief efforts, T.I. worked with troubled youths at Paulding Detention Center in Atlanta, provided scholarships for single parent families at Boys and Girls Clubs. He has had successful movies roles such as: ATL (2006) and most notably American Gangster(2007) along side Denzel Washington.  See full bio on IMDb »

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T.I. -- When Was America EVER Great for Black People?!! (VIDEO)

T.I.
When Was America EVER Great For Black People?!!

T.I. is worried Donald Trump's version of making America great again will be a throwback to a time that wasn't the least bit great ... for the African-American community. It's no secret T.I.… READ MORE >

T.I. to Nick Jonas -- Let's See What You Can Do!!! (VIDEO)

T.I. to Nick Jonas
Let's See What You Can Do!!!

Nick Jonas is no bitch ... fearlessly accepting a direct challenge from T.I. Nick and Demi Lovato's tour made a Wednesday night stop in the ATL. That's T.I.'s territory and he surprised… READ MORE >

- 28 days ago
T.I. On Troy Ave Shooting Case ... God Help Him! (VIDEO)

T.I.
On Troy Ave Shooting ... God Help Him!

When it comes to the shooting at T.I.'s concert, T.I. is very clear -- he ain't saying crap about it, but he will pray like a mother about it. We asked Tip about Troy Ave's attempted murder… READ MORE >

- 38 days ago
T.I. & Tiny -- Our Daughter's Gun Is Parent-Approved

T.I. & Tiny
Our Daughter's Gun Is Parent-Approved

T.I. and Tiny are defending daughter Zonnique Pullins after her arrest last week for carrying a semi-automatic handgun through a TSA checkpoint. Sources tell us Zonnique had been… READ MORE >

- 38 days ago
Rapper Troy Ave -- No Murder Charge in T.I. Concert Shooting

Rapper Troy Ave
No Murder Charge In T.I. Concert Shooting

Rapper Troy Ave dodged a murder charge in that NYC shooting at a T.I. concert, but he was indicted on 5 other felonies that could land him in prison for decades. According to legal docs,… READ MORE >

- 38 days ago
T.I. -- Stepdaughter Busted For Toting Gun at Airport (MUG SHOT)

T.I.
Stepdaughter Busted For Toting Gun at Airport

T.I.'s stepdaughter was busted for trying to get a gun through TSA at Hartfields-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. Zonnique Pullins was arrested early Thursday morning after a TSA agent… READ MORE >

- 41 days ago
T.I. -- Welcome to My Casting Call for 100 Strippers! (VIDEO)

T.I.
Check Out My Casting Call For 100 Strippers!

When T.I. is opening up a new strip club, strippers come out in force ... as in 1,600 strong lining up to prove their worthy of a pole position. The rapper and his partner, Damon Cobbs, are… READ MORE >

- 47 days ago
T.I. -- NYC Shootout Ruins High School Graduation Gig ... He's Too Gangsta!

T.I.
Shootout Ruins H.S. Gig He's Too Gangsta!

T.I.'s wallet got caught in the crossfire of that NYC shooting -- a huge high school graduation party thinks he's damaged goods after the violent incident ... and organizers are demanding a $55k… READ MORE >

- 63 days ago
T.I. Concert Shooting -- NYPD: Video Shows Troy Ave Firing Handgun

T.I. Concert Shooting
NYPD: Video Shows Troy Ave Firing Handgun

3:45 PM PT -- Cops have added an attempted murder charge and another count of criminal possession.  We're told ballistic testing is ongoing, and depending on results, he could also get a… READ MORE >

- 63 days ago
T.I. Concert -- Chaos Backstage as Shots Ring Out (NEW VIDEO)

T.I. Concert
Chaos Backstage as Shots Ring Out (NEW VIDEO)

TMZ has obtained video from backstage at T.I.'s NYC concert just as the shots were fired, and it reveals the total chaos and panic in a small confined area. The video starts with some guys… READ MORE >

- 64 days ago

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