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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. -- 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 >

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 >

- 103 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 >

- 130 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 >

- 139 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 >

- 166 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 >

- 200 days ago
T.I. -- China's 'Star Wars' Poster Looks Like a Black 'Marketing' Issue (VIDEO)

T.I.
China's 'Star Wars' Poster Looks Like a Black 'Marketing' Issue

The black man can't get a break in China -- at least that's what T.I. thinks is going on with that controversial altered 'Star Wars' poster. We gave Tip the lowdown on China's edited… READ MORE >

- 229 days ago
T.I. & Tiny -- Ditch Mayweather ... We're Not Partying With That Guy (VIDEO)

T.I. & Tiny
Ditch Mayweather We're Not Partying With That Guy

Floyd Mayweather hit the same Hollywood club as T.I. and Tiny Wednesday night -- but it doesn't seem the hatchet is buried all the way. The three have a pretty nasty past -- which… READ MORE >

- 257 days ago
NBA's Glen Rice Jr. -- Shot In Leg ... In Gunfight At T.I.'s Restaurant

NBA's Glen Rice Jr.
Shot In Leg In Gunfight At T.I.'s Restaurant

The man who was shot in the leg at T.I.'s Atlanta restaurant is former NBA player Glen Rice Jr. -- son of Glen Rice.  We broke the story ... a fight broke out at Scales 925 on Sunday night… READ MORE >

- 274 days ago
T.I. -- Shooting at Soul Food Eatery

T.I.
Shooting at Soul Food Eatery

T.I.'s new Atlanta soul food restaurant was the scene of a shootout with a group of customers, leaving one man injured and also arrested for drugs ... TMZ has learned. The shooting went down… READ MORE >

- 274 days ago

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