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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. -- 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 >

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 >

- 123 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 >

- 123 days ago
T.I. -- Shots Ring Out at Concert ... One Dead (PHOTOS + VIDEO)

T.I.
Shots Ring Out at Concert ... 1 Dead

Shots rang out at a T.I. concert Wednesday night ... multiple people were hit and one is dead. The rapper was set to perform at Irving Plaza in NYC Wednesday night when the shooting… READ MORE >

- 124 days ago
T.I. -- I'm Allowed to Vote, and I Support ... (VIDEO)

T.I.
I'm Allowed to Vote And I Support ...

T.I. told us something we didn't know ... even though he's a convicted felon, he's allowed to vote. We got the rapper at LAX Sunday and he schooled us on voting rights. He's right ... once a… READ MORE >

- 154 days ago
T.I. -- Full-Time Rapper ... Part-Time OBGYN (VIDEO)

T.I.
Full-Time Rapper ... Part-Time OBGYN

T.I. is now in the business of delivering babies -- his own, anyway ... we'll see if he branches out. Our photog caught up with the rapper at LAX and asked him a slew of questions about the birth… READ MORE >

- 165 days ago
T.I. -- If You Support Trump ... Don't Buy My Music (VIDEO)

T.I.
If You Support Trump Don't Buy My Music

T.I. does not want your money if you support Donald Trump and what he stands for. We got the rapper at LAX Thursday, and he railed on the Prez candidate, saying Trump is trying to harm T.I.'s… READ MORE >

- 192 days ago
T.I. & Tiny -- Chef Bolted with Our Dough and Hors D'oeuvres!! (PHOTOS)

T.I. & Tiny
Chef Bolted with Our Dough ... And Hors D'oeuvres!!!

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 >

- 201 days ago
T.I. -- Real Americans Support Beyonce's Super Bowl 'Protest' (VIDEO)

T.I.
Real Americans Support Beyonce After Super Bowl 'Protest'

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 >

- 228 days ago
T.I. -- Jewelry Company Sues ... He's a Very Flashy Deadbeat!

T.I.
Jewelry Company Sues ... He's a Very Flashy Deadbeat!

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 >

- 262 days ago

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