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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. -- 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 >

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 >

- 295 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 >

- 323 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 >

- 340 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 >

- 340 days ago
T.I. -- I Love Women ... Blows $30k In Strip Club Storm (VIDEO)

T.I.
I Love Women Blows $30k at Strip Club

T.I. is on a redemption mission after his jokey comments about women, and that's why he lined the imaginary pockets of some very appreciative strippers. Tip blew off steam from his bad week… READ MORE >

- 347 days ago
T.I. -- Oprah Knows I'm Not Sexist!!!

T.I.
Oprah Knows I'm Not Sexist!!!

T.I. didn't mean to be sexist when he said women weren't fit to be president ... he was just engaged in what he's now calling "barbershop talk" delivered for shock value. Tip made another attempt… READ MORE >

- 351 days ago
Oprah -- T.I.'s Not Down For a Female Prez? Child Please!!! (VIDEO)

Oprah
T.I.'s Not Down For a Female Prez? Child Please!!!

Oprah Winfrey can't believe T.I. said women aren't fit to be President of the United States -- which he did -- but she's got a quick lesson for him on politics.  O was walking out of CBS in… READ MORE >

- 352 days ago
T.I.'s Wife Tiny -- My Husband's Sexist ... Sometimes (VIDEO)

T.I.'s Wife Tiny
My Man Is Sexist ... Sometimes

T.I.'s wife says her husband is old fashioned, and yes ... sometimes sexist when it comes to recognizing the capabilities of women. Tiny was leaving LAX Tuesday when we asked her about T.I.… READ MORE >

- 352 days ago
T.I. -- There's No Way I'm Voting for Hillary Clinton ... Chicks Are Too Emotional (VIDEO)

T.I.
No Way I'm Voting for Hillary ... Chicks Are Too Emotional

9:40 AM PT -- T.I. is already issuing a mea culpa. He says, "My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong.  I sincerely apologize to everyone I… READ MORE >

- 353 days ago

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