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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. -- New Bachelor Pad Will Set Me Free ... From Commuting

T.I.
New Bachelor Pad Will Set Me Free ... From Commuting

When ballers like T.I. want to cut down their commute they do NOT carpool -- they just spend more cash on a new home ... closer to work. Genius.Atlanta sources tell TMZ ... Tip just leased a 4 BR,… READ MORE >

Rick Ross & Young Jeezy -- We're Done Hatin' On Each Other -- Thanks, T.I.

Rick Ross & Young Jeezy
We're Done Hatin' On Each Other Thanks, T.I.

Rapper T.I. is the Henry Kissinger of hip hop ... because he's done what seemed like the impossible ... brokering a peace treaty between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy ... TMZ has learned.You'll recall… READ MORE >

- 73 days ago
Justin Bieber Parties in Atlanta -- Hey Diddy, Check Out My Pecs

Justin Bieber
Parties in Atlanta Hey Diddy, Check Out My Pecs!

Justin Bieber was the belle of the ball Wednesday night as he revealed his boyish body -- to the amusement of a dozen big-time rappers at Diddy's Atlanta blowout.Bieber's new GF, Chantel… READ MORE >

- 74 days ago
T.I. & Wife Tiny -- We're NOT Splitting Up

T.I. & Tiny
We're Not Splitting Up

T.I. and his wife Tiny are NOT calling it quits after 3 years of marriage ... despite reports to the contrary ... the rapper tells TMZ.Rumors circulated like crazy after T.I. was a… READ MORE >

- 83 days ago
T.I. -- School's a Bitch ... So I Got One for My Kids

T.I.
School's a Bitch So I Got One for My Kids

T.I. arrived at LAX moments ago with an adorable wittle bitty puppy dog in his hand ... seriously, this thing is frickin' cute. And when we asked why such a tough guy was cruisin' around with such… READ MORE >

- 151 days ago
Justin Bieber Party -- Naked Girls Everywhere

Justin Bieber Party
Naked Girls Everywhere

Justin Bieber's Gatsby party on Friday was FILLED with naked chicks ... as far as the eye could see ... this according to sources inside the party -- and all Justin's celebrity friends were there,… READ MORE >

- 154 days ago
House of Lies -- Caught In Gang Gunfire

House of Lies
Caught In Gang Gunfire

There was shooting in the middle of shooting "House of Lies," TMZ has learned.Here's how it went down.  This afternoon, the show was on location at Nickerson Gardens housing project in South… READ MORE >

- 157 days ago
Lil Wayne / 2 Chainz / T.I. -- Entourage Member Allegedly Breaks Girl's Jaw

Lil Wayne/2 Chainz/T.I.
Entourage Member Allegedly Breaks Girl's Jaw

12:25 PM PT -- A rep for T.I. tells TMZ, the incident did NOT occur on T.I.'s bus ... in fact, the rapper was not even aware of the incident. Which leaves two other possibilities.More drama for… READ MORE >

- 241 days ago
Rap Tour Bus Standoff in OKC -- Cops Suspect Drugs On Board

Rap Tour Bus
Standoff in OKC Cops Suspect Drugs On Board

7:48 AM PT -- Cops have finally obtained a warrant and entered the bus ... and immediately placed several passengers under arrest for "interfering with police process" for locking the cops out of… READ MORE >

- 242 days ago
Rapper T.I. -- T.I.cked Off Hip Hop Was Dragged Into Boston

Rapper T.I.
T.I.cked Off Hip Hop Was Dragged Into Boston

T.I. is pissed ... telling TMZ he has no connection to the hip hop website frequented by dead Boston bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev ... a site that prominently featured the rapper's… READ MORE >

- 367 days ago

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