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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. vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. -- Brawl Erupts on Vegas Strip [VIDEO]

T.I. vs. Floyd Mayweather
Brawl Erupts on Vegas Strip [VIDEO]

T.I. took a swing at Floyd Mayweather Jr. and it caused a chair-tossing brawl in the Fatburger on the Vegas Strip early Sunday morning ... TMZ has learned ... and we've obtained multiple… READ MORE >

T.I. -- That Lexxy Chick Is NOT My Jumpoff!

T.I.
That Lexxy Chick Is NOT My Jumpoff!

T.I. did not sleep with a random "blonde" chick on Mother's Day ... so says T.I. AND the woman whose photograph with the rapper triggered the rumors in the first place.Alexis Lacey posted a… READ MORE >

- 53 days ago
T.I. Blasts Apollo Nida On Cam ... I Ain't Snitchin' Like You [VIDEO]

T.I.
Blasts Apollo Nida On Cam I Ain't Snitchin' Like You! [VIDEO]

Apollo Nida won't be comparing himself to T.I. anymore -- especially when it comes to snitching -- because the rapper and his boy Killer Mike put the fear of God into Apollo in Atlanta yesterday… READ MORE >

- 63 days ago
T.I. Rescues Car Crash Victim ... 'Hey, Are You T.I.?'

T.I.
Rescues Car Crash Victim ... 'Hey, Are You T.I.?'

T.I. came to the rescue of a woman who had just been in a nasty car accident, but the woman was more excited to meet T.I. than she was worried about the crash.T.I. tells TMZ he was driving to a… READ MORE >

- 69 days ago
T.I. -- Somebody Must Need Stitches, 'Cause ....

T.I.
Somebody Must Need Stitches 'Cause I Smell ....

24 hours after T.I.'s showdown with the LAPD officers, something new is making him angry -- snitches!! Or as he describes it ... anyone who records stuff.So, basically everyone from… READ MORE >

- 70 days ago
T.I. Fight -- What Fight You Talkin' About? [VIDEO]

T.I.
What Fight You Talkin' About?

T.I. should have logged on to TMZ yesterday ... because he's acting like he doesn't remember that epic fight outside Supperclub that ended with a tense standoff between himself and Game on one… READ MORE >

- 71 days ago
Game and T.I. In INTENSE Standoff with LAPD After Brutal Fight

Game and T.I.
In Intense Standoff with LAPD After Brutal Fight

The Game and T.I. were in a super-tense standoff with LAPD after a VIOLENT fight at an L.A. club early Wednesday morning.A group of guys -- who we're told are "mutual acquaintances" of both Game… READ MORE >

- 72 days ago
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 >

- 88 days ago
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 >

- 153 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 >

- 155 days ago

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