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Rapper, songwriter, author, and producer T.I. was born Clifford Joseph Harris Jr. on September 25, 1980 in Atlanta. He divided his time growing up between his mom’s, dad’s, and grandparent’s homes and when he was 17 his dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. T.I. used to go by the name Tip and is also nicknamed Rubber Band Man, which originated from wrapping rubber bands around money during his drug dealing days. Some of his albums are “Trap Muzik,” “T.I. vs. T.I.P.,” and “King,” for which he won a Grammy for the single “What You Know.” He’s appeared in the films “Identity Thief,” “Takers,” “American Gangster,” and “ATL” and the Showtime series “House of Lies.” T.I. wrote the novels “Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets” and “Trouble & Triumph: A Novel of Power & Beauty.” He’s known for collaborations with Justin Timberlake, Pharrell Williams, and Robin Thicke. T.I. also has a clothing line called Akoo.

T.I. is involved in a major copyright infringement lawsuit, along with Williams and Thicke, for their song “Blurred Lines,” which Marvin Gaye’s family claims infringes on “Got to Give It Up.” A judge ruled in favor of the Gaye family in March 2015 in the amount of $7.4 million, but it was later reduced to $5.3 million. The three musicians appealed the decision.

After his friend Philant Johnson was shot and killed at a nightclub fight, T.I. was arrested for possessing unregistered machine guns and silencers and served a year in prison. In October 2010, T.I. was sentenced to 11 months in prison for violating the terms of his probation after getting arrested on suspicion of possession of Ecstasy.

T.I. married wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, a member of the group Xscape, in 2010 and filed for divorce in December 2016, but the pair may reconcile. They have three children together—Clifford “King” Joseph, Major Philant, and Heiress Diana. He is also the father of Deyjah with ex Ranniqua, Domani and Messiah with ex Lashon Thompson, and stepdad to Tiny’s daughter Zonnique. The family’s shenanigans are documented on VH-1’s “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle.”

T.I. Calls Kanye West a 'Sambo' for Oval Office Meeting with President Trump

Kanye is a 'Sambo' for Trump Antics

T.I. is destroying Kanye West for his White House visit, declaring he's taken ass-kissing President Trump to a disgusting new low.  Tip unloaded on Ye, saying ... "This s**t is next… READ MORE >

Colin Kaepernick Doesn't Need the NFL, Says T.I.

Kaepernick Doesn't Need the NFL

Colin Kaepernick's star power is bigger NOW than when he was playing football -- and he doesn't need the NFL's platform to be effective in his off-the-field mission ... so says T.I. … READ MORE >

- 105 days ago
T.I. Says New Album, 'Dime Trap' is Inspired by His Life Lessons and Screwups

'Dime Trap' All About My Life Lessons and My Screwups Too!!!

T.I.'s new album pulls inspiration from his real-life experiences -- good and bad -- in recent years, and he's hoping the music has a positive impact on his fans.  The rapper dropped a dime… READ MORE >

- 105 days ago
T.I. Loves Cynthia Nixon's Plans to Legalize Weed, But Doesn't Know Who She Is

I Don't Know Cynthia Nixon But, Her Politics Are Dope!!!

T.I. is so high on Cynthia Nixon's political platform -- at least the marijuana parts of it -- and vows she's got his vote for governor, even though he doesn't know who she is ... and can't… READ MORE >

- 131 days ago
T.I.'s Arresting Officer Says 'He Thinks His S**t Don't Stink' on Body Cam Footage

T.I. Arrest
Officer on Body Cam ... Rapper 'Thinks His S**t Don't Stink'

The cop who arrested T.I. outside the guard shack of his gated community talked major trash about the rapper and his level of fame ... and it was all captured on the officer's body cam. TMZ… READ MORE >

- 142 days ago
T.I. Says Tiny's Best Gifts To Him Are Their Kids

Tiny Deserves Her New $225K Whip She's Given Me The Best Gift

T.I. says the $225k whip he got his wife, Tiny, for her 43rd birthday is just one item on a long list of things he's gifted her over the years, but she's given him the best gift back. … READ MORE >

- 186 days ago
T.I. Gifts Tiny $225k Custom Mercedes-Benz for Her Birthday

Buys $225k Birthday Benz for Tiny!!!

T.I. pulled a fast one for his wife, Tiny, getting an Atlanta customizer to soup up a $225k whip in less than 24 hours ... so he could hand her the keys on her 43rd birthday.… READ MORE >

- 187 days ago
T.I. Charged with 3 Misdemeanors in Drunken Altercation with Security Guard

Charged for Assaulting Security Guard ... Likely Faces No Jail Time

T.I.'s argument with a security guard in his gated community has amped up ... he's been charged with 3 misdemeanors. Prosecutors in Henry County charged the rapper with simple assault, public… READ MORE >

- 187 days ago
T.I. Welcomes Trae Young To ATL, Tells Him One Place Not To Go

ATL Advice For Trae Young ... STAY OUT THE BOOTY CLUB

T.I. is the King of Atlanta ... Trae Young is ATL's brand new basketball star ... so it's only right that the King bestow some words onto the kid, and he's using TMZ Sports as his royal… READ MORE >

- 208 days ago
Jamie Foxx Drops $500k On BET After-Party

Jamie Foxx
Drops $500k On BET After-Party ... Feat. Migos, T.I., Tyga & Too Short

Jamie Foxx threw a BET after-party that possibly rivaled the Vanity Fair Oscar party because the place was swarming with A-listers and featured performances by Migos and T.I.  We're told… READ MORE >

- 208 days ago
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