Requests for T.I. to Speak Pour In

As a condition of his plea agreement with prosecutors on three federal weapons charges, T.I. will be required to complete a staggering 1500 hours of community service. In order to fulfill his part of the bargain, under which he will serve only one year in prison, the rapper has agreed to travel the country and speak with youth groups about the perils of gangs, guns and drugs. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, within 24 hours of the announcement of Tip’s plea, requests from various groups had already started to pour in. The Rev. Daniel L. Edwards III, president of Georgia’s Henry County chapter of the NAACP is one of many community leaders who says he will ask the rapper to come and speak with his young people. “We want to come up with a way to use his celebrity status and use him as a spokesman to reach the masses,” Edwards told the AJC. “They need to hear: Gangs are not cool, jails are not cool, guns and violence are not cool.” The Grand Hustle CEO is also required to promote respect for law enforcement under the terms of his plea. Court records show that actress Journee Smollett has asked T.I. to speak to kids as part of her “Catch Me Before I Fall” initiative,” and the rapper has also agreed to do public service announcements for the Boys and Girls Clubs of America’s “It’s Cool To Be Smart” program. “The idea really is he can get through to kids and fans like nobody else can,” said Steve Sadow, one of T.I.’s attorneys. “Why not take advantage of what may be a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity?”

  • Big Ang

    I still think the boy snitched.

  • keith

    yeah tip, do the right thing for these kids so we can have brighter kids in the future

  • coolio

    Yeah speak to these kids on the effects of herpe lip.

  • Dr. Colossus

    He’ll speak about how guns are not cool to the kids, then right back to rapping about choppers choppin’ and flipping bricks…

  • Three4

    “They need to hear: Gangs are not cool, jails are not cool, guns and violence is not cool”…From T.I., a man who was arrested for having an arsenal of guns and releases “Hurt” as a single f.ex…I have my doubts…

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  • big skiz

    snitch ass t.i. rolled over on the dudes who sold him the gunz. theres already paperwork on that. fake ass foo couldnt do the time like a man. now hes gonna preach about not using drugs and guns to our kidz. what a joke. worst thing about it is nobody cares. sad but true. fuck this fake ass wannabe gangster.fuq all you who defend him too. most of you is white boyz up in the burbs anyhow.

    • TRUTHFROMDABOOT

      @big skiz

      SO THE FUCK WHAT IF HE SNITCHED, SNITCHIN IS A NECESSARY EVIL OF THE GAME! ALL YOU YOUNGSTA’S GOT THE GAME TWISTED! LET ME GIVE YOU THE GAME LIL NIGGA, REAL NIGGAS ALWAYS FUCKS WITH A BITCH NIGGA THAT THEY CANT FUCKIN STAND, ABSOLUTELY HATIN GETTIN MONEY WITH THIS NIGGA, HATE TO SEE THIS BITCH NIGGA EATIN WITH ME! WHY WOULD I KEEP THIS BITCH NIGGA ON BECAUSE HE IS MARK!!! WHEN THE SHIT HIT THE FAN I GOT A NIGGA YOU CAN HAVE MR. ALPHABET BOI YOU GUESS IT, IT’S THAT BITCH NIGGA THAT I COULD NOT STAND ANY FUCKIN WAY!!! REAL TALK!!

      • Just Wondering????

        Is this you TI!!!!????

    • http://www.therezidue.com Maurice Garland

      just who did he snitch on? the bodyguard who set him up? is that even possible…to snitch on a snitch?

      Tip got off because he accounts for alot of tax money for the state of georgia and the city of atlanta…

      snitch? cmon man…camron and these bootleg DVDs got yall “niggas” trippin…

      • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

        @Maurice

        How bout the Arsenal of weapons HE ALREADY HAD AT HIS HOUSE? Where did those come from?
        No doubt money played a part in this, but he gave someone up man, come on. I enjoy T.I.’s music and all, but lets be serious. This isnt a trial where his lawyers beat the case, he pled out. You dont just walk away from ILLEGAL WEAPONS POSSESION CHARGES when you’re already a covicted felon.
        T.I. said it himself on “Punked” “Im a convicted felon on probation and yall gonna play around with some bullets” You cant even have BULLETS on probo, I was on it I KNOW THIS.
        Say what you wanna, but there is NOTHING beyond the P.A. releasing a statement thats gonna convince me T.I. didnt roll.

    • BIZZLE

      TI ANT SNITCH ON NOBODY HIS FAKE BODYGUARD SET HIM UP AND SNITCHED TI OUT? AT WHAT POINT DID TI SNITCH? PLUS MONEY TALKS.

    • LoneStar D

      You jackass how did he snitch on the niggas who sold him the guns when the ppl who sold them to him were feds settin him up the whole time?? Get yo facts straight b4 you start slangin dirt ho

    • Kapone

      how tip gonna snitch on the guys he bought the guns from? he bought the guns from the atf, “big skiz” you a dumbass.

    • deezy

      you stupid mf how he gone snitch on who sold him the guns when he the one who got snitched on. yall don’t know sh– and how yo broke a@@ gone know if its some paper work out saying t.i talked bi you wouldn’t have access to it. talk what ya know mane

  • mic rich

    This nigga a snitch ain’t no way a convicted felon get caught with fully automatic army guns with silencers and get under five years. That nigga need to go to federal penitentiaries across the country and speak to niggas locked up and explain that to them.

    • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

      CO-SIGN!

  • quiseo

    T.I. IS DA KING…and Fuck all da haters especially da Bitch above me.

  • chicago gettas

    big skiz shut yo lame ass up. da nigga who sold him the guns was working with da feds. and if nobody cares why r people requesting for him to talk to da kids.

  • niggafrommemphis

    The next ho ass muthafucka who say Tip snitched,tell us who he snitched on,otherwise,SHUT THE FUCK UP!!

    • big skiz

      yo cant you read…
      “snitch ass t.i. rolled over on the dudes who sold him the gunz”

      now what???

  • Jay

    Now that nigga just a puppet. How is he gonna go speak to children about the dangers of drugs and guns the turn around and say go buy my album which promotes the same thing. I would have had more respect if he would have did his time. Now he is just a hypocrite.

  • The_Truth

    Maybe Lil Flip had a point. . .gettin one year for a five year minimum fed case doesn’t look good.

  • moresickaMC

    snitches give speeches

  • Lebron James

    He is only giving speeches and sh*t to get less jail time. He isnt being honest with himself nor god…

  • Nimod tha OG

    It doesn’t look good for this guy, he is the snitch of the snitches.

    When he gets back to the street, TI is gonna have a lot of explaining to do to real gangsters.

    He’ll probably be scared to go to any clubs in fear of being jumped. No one likes snitches.

  • TRUTHFROMDABOOT

    It’s easy for you fuckin faggots to look down on a man for getting his time chopped down from 20+ to 1year when you niggas are not facing anything. 99% of you marks would give up your momma to get six months cut off your 12 month sentence! Snitching has always been all apart of the game, I am an attorney an the niggas yall hold in the highest esteem be the one snitching the most just because you never see them on the witness stand don’t mean they aint gave up shit. The niggas that don’t snitched is the niggas the DA wont give a deal to anyway! In three years since I have been out of law school I have only seen 1 out of hundreds take life over rollin ova! REAL TALK!

  • JHUSTLE

    HOW HE GONNA SNITCH?? WHO CAN HE SNITCH IF DA NIGGA DAT WAS SELLIN DA GUNS IS DA 1 DAT TOLD DA COPS HE HAD NIGGAZ WITOUT A GUN PERMIT TRYIN 2 BUY GUNS AND DA BODY GUARD SNITCH SO WHO IS THERE LEFT 2 SNITCH ON U DUMB FUCKS NEED 2 DO YALL REASEARCH B4 YALL HATE ON DA KING OF DA SOUTH AND YES HE IS DA KING..

  • SwaGiNaW

    With Celebrity Status and GooD Lawyers U don’t have 2 Snitch. U Bribe some Judges Grease some palms and BooM…. U get a year. He got a White Man sentence. They can’t not give em shit. Dave Chapelle did a Skit on this shit where the Black Man goes thru the White Man Justice System and the White Man got Treated like a Black Man. LoL The shit just really happened in this case… LoL But T.I.P is a perfect example of “WHEN KEEPN IT REAL GOEZ WRONG!”

  • Key

    T.I.P gettin 1 year in jail ain’t got noin to do with him bein a snitch, most celebrities get jail time dramatically cut down, and it seems like T.I. is one of them. And who the hell would say no to speaking to kids and instead go to jail for an extra 5 years? Only a dumb nigga.

  • shootonsightgang

    Mane yall need to be easy, my man TIP got this deal because he got money which means good lawyers…which means A GOOD TURN OUT IN COURT…GET OFF HIS DICK…

    PS….TO THE NIGGA WHO SAID SNITCHIN IS COOL….YOU A HOE ASS NIGGA…STRAIGHT HOE….

    3RD WARD STRAPPEDLANTA

  • http://xxlmag.com rat

    that nigga didnt go by the code first dis nigga was like a 1 or 2 time felon at the end of the day the chrages dis niggas was facing for wat he did and hes a felon and that nigga only got one year behind the walls that nigga gaves some niggas up HES A RAT I DONT WANT TO LISTEN TO DIS NIGGA MUSIC IN MY LIFE GO BE MASE AND GO TO CHURCH

  • Real Recognize Real

    tip would NEVER snitch….get your FACTS together people

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  • KEYSOPENDOORS

    He was a convicted felon, and caught red handed with machines guns and silencers. He made a PLEA DEAL which means “i will do anything u want me to, if u cut my time” this includes SNITCHING! Some people say he got off because he got money. BULLSHIT. In America, we have a central banking system call the FEDERAL RESERVE, not T.I. Reserve! Its ran by, guess who… THE FEDS. Every single american dollar including TIs money has the FEDERAL RESERVE on it. SO there is NO amount of money TI can offer to the FEDS to get him off ESPECIALLY when he was caight red handed, and a CONVICTED FELON. There was no way around getting serious time, except for COOPERATING w/ THE FEDS, and thats exactly what HE IS DOING. His life is in their hands, and he has to play by their rules. NOw the real question is WHAT THE FEDS HAVE TO GAIN BY LETTING HIM OFF EASY? Because thay can easily give him 25yrs and dont even bust a sweat. Whatever information they want from him has NOTHING TO DO WITH THAT SITUATION FROM THE STING. ITS BIGGER THAN THAT.The Feds NOW have A BLACK PROMINENT SUCCESSFUL rapper/male at the palm of their hands, with his status they get INFORMATION about ANYBODY TI is INVOLVED WITH: RAPPERS(mainly), Street plugs, etc. IS HE A SNITCH? Well THE FEDS HAVE A WAY OF GETTING THEY WANT AND IM PRETTY SURE TI IS GIVING THEM EVERYTHING THEY WANT. Sorrry for the long passage.

    FROM The words of T.I. featured on Young Jeezy’s album Lets Get It: Thug Motivation track #12 called “BANG”

    T.I. says….

    “Turn the music down low and let the lac creep/FUCK THE POLICE I GIVE A DAMN IF THEY CATCH ME”! END QUOTE.

    p.s. The Grand Hustle CEO is also required to promote respect for law enforcement under the terms of his plea. He’s COOPERATING NOW! LOL.

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    I like Ti, hope he comes out of everythin alright.. Lookin forward to his next album

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  • http://www.myspace.com/thirdeyevisionaus Loftwah

    Whoops sent that a little earlier.. I am white from Australia but I don’t really think that matters not the point but isn’t this just another case of the government abusing the power they have to “force” TI to speak to kids about subjects that he may/may not be involved with. If I was TI like I would give a shit what I said to the kids, I’d be doing the time with the kids and 1 year behind bars rather than a lengthy jail sentence. But still even in another country I don’t think much of the Law… Cops over here are too concerned about your traffic offenses than real crimes. True, I seen a guy with the shit kicked out of him laying in Perth City not far from a cop shop and someone went in to get help and they were apparently “too busy”. They need to get they’re priorities straight before they judge!

  • he not gonna get all 1500 done

    Dammmmmn T.I. OR T.I.P He gotta do 1500 hrs
    pause…let’s say he gets 1499 and miss one hour how many years would he get. The crazy thing about this is that Prodigy in jail and he only had a pistol…pause this world is shitty!

  • MosBang Bang

    He is COOPERATING with the same system he was against.

    He is a TOOL for the government.

    He did this cause he couldn’t handle the time he was facing. Truth is he never was man enough to face the time he was facing on previous charges. This is T.I. 3rd or 4th chance. Why does he get so many chances? He is not a thug at all, he is not a criminal at all.

    RAPPERS ARE ACTORS!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Don’t believe the hype

  • RAW

    congrats T.I. you just beat the case of the century, I hope your album Paper Trail is about kids going to school and having a paper trail of homework. I hope the FED’s aint going to make you edit your album and come out with new verses respecting the police and rap how good and useful they are to the society. Nobody aint going to buy your CD unless you talking about selling drugs or busting at lames. You better come out with a new dance or try to market your album with the cartoon network. What do I know just remember your agreement and dont have any verses that might insult the police. I hope this carrer move does not damage your carrer………this for the dope boyz in the trap….no more rapping about break down dimes!

  • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

    Two Words.

    Federal Informant.

    That is all.

    oh, and

    FUCK SNITCHES.

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  • JAY-T

    COULD SOMEBODY PLEASE TELL ME WHO THIS MAN SNICHED ON? HE DIDNT SNICTH, HE CAUGHT A GOOD DEAL.IF ANYBODY OUT HERE THINKS ITS KOOL TO SPEND TIME IN THE POKEY, THEN THAT MAKES YOU A FAG FOR WANTING TO BE AROUND SO MANY MEN.FACE IT HATAS, HIS MONEY IS LONG.JAIL TIME DONT MAKE NO MAN, IT MAKES HIM AN IDIOT THATS NOT ELIGIBLE FOR A GOOD JOB, YOU DUMB FUCKS.

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  • niggafrommemphis

    @big skiz EAT A DICK,that’s what’s up.

  • Next

    Rap fans are stupid, ghetto/street mentality people are disgusting. Niggas who think the streets are cool pollute this country. Its disgusting to hear uneducated people speak about the law which takes 8 years in school to master. Pointing fingers calling this man a “snitch” just because it sounds cool. I literally hate rap music and “hip-hop” in 2008. Ignorant niggas who should be schooled have a voice when they should really be listening. The south rap scene has poisoned black America and it is sad.

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    I wouldn’t want him speaking to no children of mine.
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  • b eazy

    obviously most of you guys arent convicted felons cause i am and i know you can dig cochran up and you still not going to get out of a felony gun possesion charge you know how many people got ten times T.I.s money and still go to jail ask martha stewart and them enron dudes they have billons and still did time you got people who never get caught with anything and do life his dude got caught with them in his hand and hous that dude told about them pills and all that just keep it gully you think he going to get off like that be serious my real dudes who been there know the truth its to many of us in there no matter how much money you got remember he had to get some executives to help out on bond you people will see in the next couple of months when it come out…………..to be continued……………..

  • solo

    prodigy sux they should give him life for them wack ass raps!!!! hahaha…. naw where’s da proof of this snitching shit? assumptions are like assholes……

  • http://www.cdbaby.com/mrpain mr.pain

    no disrespect but that nigga snitch i listen to all his ablums. you can’t get a year in jail for that many weapons. they was going my man 10 years plus for one gun. this niggas had a whole army of weapons. dam t.i. i’m like i can’t believe he snitch he talk about in his songs then you turn and snitch. bodyguard snitch now you snitch i wonder do your people trust you now. http://www.cdbaby.com/mrpain hit me up i’m not a snitch never told on nobody even when i was facing 10 years plus on drug chargers for real.and one police officer said to me you a real person you could snitch on everybody. your niggas snitch on you. i said i have respect for myself. he said just because he seen i’m no snitch he going talk to judge for me. the system don’t love no snitch even cops don’t love no snitch for real. when i didn’t snitch the cop was like you first in long time i haven’t seen this. i’m not scared i told him i’m real g homie. throw that paper away i’m not writting down nobody names i’m not telling on nobody. if they said i did i did i’m man up to your crimes homie. i will never snitch look at shyme from bad boy records he did 8 years for p.diddy. he didn’t snitch that’s real nigga got richer in jail too. got 3 million from def jam too. holla at http://www.cdbaby.com/mrpain please these fake thugs on the streets don’t snitch for god sake. even in the bible god doesn’t like snitch either. http://www.cdbaby.com/mrpain

  • MosBang Bang

    If T.I. is not snitching then why wasn’t he talking to kids b4 and in his albums about not getting involved with gangs, crime, and drugs?

    Why has this case made him make this change?

    Answer when bitch ass niggaz is facing over 10 years in jail, they will do whatever the system tells them just to get off.

    Which is smart of T.I., he has shown everybody he is a BITCH. So why not be the feds bitch instead of some reaL THUGS BITCH IN JAIL!!!!

    Smart move!!

    • K Kills

      Explain to me how the US Attorney’s office offered TI 10 years, then reduces it by 90%.
      He had to cooperate. Broke dumb ass niggas might think money can get you out of anything. Ask Martha Stewart and all these rich CEO’s doing time. TI had to snitch to get that deal. Perception is reality. If you think TI is this tough gangster then he is. I know he aint.

      SNITCHES GET STITCHES IN DA A

  • Kingstonboi

    Hey Big Skiz,
    I guess these niggas think the feds sold TI all dem guns in his house. The Feds flipped TI like a pancake at IHOP. TI has to be happy that even being a snitch, bitch ass niggas will still fuck wit him.

  • BT

    HOW U BE A FELON ON PROBATION ND U ONLY GET ON YEAR ND 1500 HOURS OF COMMUNITY SERVICE…..I KNO PLENTY NI$$AZ IN MAH HOOD DAT GOT YEARS FA POSSESION OF FIREARM ND DAT WAS ONLY DEY FIRST CASE….DIS TI UPTENTH GUN CASE ND HE ONLY GET A YEAR….DONT GET ME WRONG DA NIGGA CAN RAP HIS A$$ OFF BUT HE HAD TO GIVE UP ALOT OF PEOPLE TO GET OFF WIT DIS FEATHER WEIGHT SENTENCE

  • SouthCakC23

    ” The Grand Hustle CEO is also required to promote respect for law enforcement under the terms of his plea

    This is what had me trippin…..PROMOTE REPSPECT FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT….FUCK THAT!!!!!

  • A

    WATCH HOW MANY RAPPERS STAY AWAY FROM THIS RAT BASTARD. HE’S GONNA GIT MORE RESPECT THAN HIP-HOP POLICE.. TI and 50 should work together.

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  • South Side Boss

    I am trying to figure out who he snitched on…In this case just like wit Mike Vick there is no big man…Meaning as far as the Feds are concerned they were the main targets, sometimes you do catch a break because of the money and sometimes no matter how much money you got you still get fucked, but one thing is for sure when your money is long your time will be short. TI only will get a year and Vick will be getting out this year because of a program he entered. Then there are those of you with money and fail to do research and get dumb ass lawyers who don’t know shit and yall end up getting fucked….They end up with your money!

  • @MR.no grands

    u got a 100k but u promotong yo shit on a xxl blog, not on the xxl main page, but the blog? u probably work at the waffle house nigga!

  • Hammer

    Yo, what you gonna say to these kids…?
    There’s nothing you can say, their just gonna do what they want. Untill something happens and it makes these kids think about everything, almost like taking a step back..

  • dirty

    i feel that he did what the fuck had do, cause a nigga set him up so fuck the next nigga. the game been fuck up for years so what. keep it movin and keep down hits

  • tymoneyxl

    if TI snitched da niggaz he snitched on would have made comments on that…..If there is paperwork on TIP snitching then where is it? In any hood when sh*t goes down like this niggaz know that same day even niggaz in jail know what happen i just wanna know who he snitched one and why they not talking about it?

  • Dirtmode

    I got big lawyers, I’ve been in the Feds and the State sytems of Missouri,Kansas,Florida, and I will tell you this, bottom line. The Feds don’t back out of the automatic 5 years for felons with guns no matter how much cash you got, your gonna give them something that guarantees them another conviction period. T.I. aint no king and aint above the law he’s a rat, just remeber what dosent come out in the wash comes out in the rinse! Nobody is gonna see no paper work on who or what he told on for at least 7 years after he’s satisfied the courts and by then if his lawyers are worth a fuck that shit will be buried for another 20 years at which point he’ll already have been got. Ya’ll should learn from this shit and not think he’s some super cool brother buyin guns. he’ll check in the minute he gets to the joint P.C. that is.

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