T.I. Addressess Legal Situation on Atlanta Radio [VIDEO]

Following a judge’s decision last Friday (October 15) to revoke T.I.’s probation and send him back to prison for 11 months, the Atlanta-bred rap star took to the airwaves earlier today on V-103 FM to speak out on his case. As an added bonus, Tip appeared alongside the suicidal man he talked down from the station’s roof, a few days earlier.

During the candid interview with radio personality Ryan Cameron, Tip commented on the outcome of his latest legal battle, calling his life a series of lessons learned by trial and error. “When you’re an athlete you are trained from a child on how to be a football player, how to be a basketball player, to high school, to college, there are several lessons that are learned all from a child up, so when you make it to the pros you are prepared,” he explained. “But see me…everything I’ve learned was trial and error. Everything I’ve learned, I’ve learned by getting locked up and, ‘Okay, I’m not gonna do that no more,’ ‘Okay, don’t buy guns from your security guard, don’t carry guns as a felon.’ My rap sheet are lessons I have learned and corrections that I have made in my life. And now I have learned the final lesson. And if you ask me I’d be a fool to tell you I think ‘I have a lil more to learn.’” [Watch below]

The ATLien’s legal battle seemed to resonate with the African-American male who contemplated jumping from the station’s roof last Wednesday, who said T.I. inspired him to work on his own problems and one day help others in need.

Tip also spoke on “Get Back Up” his new apologetic record with Chris Brown. Explaining the meaning behind the song, he said, “I believe I have been approached [by the public] in such a way that my actions are unforgivable and I think that one bad move, one bad decision, one poor sense of judgment has discredited all of the good [I’ve done], especially when all of the people that have judged me are doing as bad if not worse than me, without doing as much good as me.”

As previously reported, T.I. has been ordered to serve 11-months in prison for violating the terms of his probation for a 2009 federal gun conviction, stemming from his arrest on drug charges last month in West Hollywood.

The Associated Press reports that while in court on Friday, the rapper pleaded with Judge Charles Pannell, Jr. to not lock him up, claiming that he needed help for his addiction to drugs. “I want drugs out of my life,” he told the judge, according to U.S. attorney spokesman Patrick Crosby. “If I can get the treatment and counseling I need … I can beat this. I need help. For me, my mother, my kids, I need the court to give me mercy.”

Since being released from prison five months ago on the gun conviction, T.I. admitted to his probation officer that he used ecstasy on at least three occasions.

T.I. has been ordered to turn himself in to federal custody on November 1. —Elan Mancini

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  • daneedum

    Tip the hell with public view they have nothing better to then point the finger but three will be pointed back at them,,,,, you human and they done more to our father above and bear isnt going to sh…..t in the woods and whip his tale with a white rabbet…in the world on my big joseph m johnson ake or B-MORE whom….DEAD PARTER..not you keep you head up work hard when you get out and on behalf of the …GIVE-A-LITTLE CHAIRTY FOUNDATION we wish you and your fam work the best …………………………stay hommie you still the KINGGGGGGG

  • daneedum

    tip the interview was on point and the song with and YOU & CHRIS is streght fire again KING we are all human and the hell with any co…k sucker B-MORE IN the build BE EASYYYYY

  • Gemz

    1.Still ain’t forgave myself (I’m Serious)
    2.Be better than me (Trap muzik)
    3.Praying for help (Urban Legend)
    4. Live in the sky (King)

    That’s how T.I. came into the game. I’m a always have love for you my brother. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  • http://comcast d.

    Tip need to go on whith that bull$hit! People would love to live your life an do right by the opportunities that you are presented with. Enjoy your success, be an adult and do your drugs in the comfort of your own home, it’s that simple.

  • Adamsville Mafia

    this ^^^ x 1,000,000 nobody give a shit what you do homie just be smarter about it. Trial and Error? Thats some dumb shit to say…Nothing in your head went off when you was driving with a bottle of X, cups of syrup and smoking a blunt? C’mon nigga get it together…

    • Anonymous



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  • T.I.

    Fuck all y’all hatin’ ass niggas I GET MONEY FUCK NIGGAS. By the way pussy it’s Grand Hustle nigga, PSC Pimp Squad Click nigga, Bankhead nigga. Talk yo ass off the roof of a building just so I could put a bullet in yo monkey ass nigga. Atlanta Georgia nigga. The bidness is shawty? T.I.P. nigga I’m rich as fuck. Fuck you nigga!

    • Rick Ross

      Get off the computer it’s time to go back to jail nigga, I’m taking you in personally in my own squad car. ROZAY!!!!!

      • Uncle Murda


    • matreiya

      Well TI, we know you get money. But you are still a dumbass. If you want to get high, be smart enough to do it at home, not while you are on probation. That “I talked the person down off a roof, can I get leniency?” was a load of bull. No matter how much money you have, it can’t buy you common sense or class. So do your 11 months, stop being an idiot, when you get out pop your pills with your muppet looking wife at your HOUSE. Don’t speed around in a maybach with guns or drugs in the car. So…all that stuff you talking…facts remain, YOU A DUMBASS!

  • shawty lo

    lol fuck this nigguh!!!!!1!

    • T.I.

      No sucka nigga fuck you! PSC.

    • T.I.

      No sucka nigga fuck you! PSC.

      • shawty lo

        y u typed that shit 2ice nigguh? u even suk @ usin da inanet!!!!!!1

        d4l bitch its bankhead or die nigguh

  • Maino

    sup Murda lets go kill all these rat niggas! HUSTLE HARD!!!!

    • Uncle Murda

      I like when a nigga bleed out his head Maino. GMG GETTIN MONEY GANGSTAS NIGGA!!!!!! We that new NWA!

      • Uncle Murda

        Oh yeah nigga I forgot to mention EAST NUYOKK!