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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. -- Stepdaughter Avoids Jail Time for Airport Gun Charge

T.I.
Stepdaughter Avoids Jail Time For Airport Gun Charge

T.I.'s stepdaughter got herself a get out of jail free card in her gun possession case, as long as she does right by a judge.  Sources tell TMZ ... Zonnique Pullins avoided jail time… READ MORE >

T.I. Concert Shooting -- 'Trampled' Fans Sue Live Nation

T.I. Concert Shooting
'Trampled' Fans Sue Live Nation

The T.I. concert where gunshots rang out causing a mass panic left 2 fans seriously injured ... according to the lawsuit they just dropped on the show's promoter and venue. You'll recall ...… READ MORE >

- 10 days ago
T.I. -- Rudy Giuliani Can't Diss Beyonce ... He's Ruined Black Lives (VIDEO)

T.I.
Rudy Giuliani Can't Diss Beyonce ... He's Ruined Black Lives

Rudy Giuliani needs to quit playing music critic, and start worrying more about the black families he's destroyed ... according to T.I. ... who's laughing off Giuliani's attack on… READ MORE >

- 32 days ago
T.I. -- I Had No Idea My Restaurant Was Going Down in Flames

T.I.
I Had No Idea My Restaurant Was Going Down in Flames

T.I. says he's not a bad restaurant owner ... he just hires bad, and that's why his Atlanta eatery has crashed and burned. T.I., who owns Scales 925, faces eviction for months of unpaid… READ MORE >

- 50 days ago
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 >

- 67 days ago
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 >

- 93 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 >

- 102 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 >

- 102 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 >

- 103 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 >

- 106 days ago

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