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 >
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.
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 >
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 >
Tiny's recent baby shower was almost ruined when one of her chefs stormed off with the food ... after the guy showed up tardy to the party. Tiny tells TMZ Chef Kool was hired to handle appetizers… READ MORE >
Beyonce's show of black power at the Super Bowl has T.I. fired up, and he thinks you should be too ... if you're a red-blooded American, that is. We asked T.I. what he thought about the backlash… READ MORE >
T.I. may have to start mining for some gold of his own because at least one jewelry store is done with him, claiming he walked off with a ton of their bling and never anted up. Aydin &… READ MORE >