T.I. Talks Possible Collaboration With Marvel and Starring Alongside Tom Cruise
T.I.’s hustle is certainly grand.
After announcing the recent signing of Trae Tha Truth, Iggy Azalea and U.K. rapper Chipmunk to his Grand Hustle family earlier in the month, Tip has a slew of other projects on deck.
One of them is a possible collaboration with Marvel. Although the specifics of the possible partnership are unclear, T.I. did recently suggest to Forbes Magazine that he might have some sort of deal on the table with the comic-book giant.
“I will not let any cats out of any bags prematurely,” T.I. told Forbes last week at South By Southwest. “[But] there is a Marvel Comics franchise that has been inquiring about my availability for quite some time.”
In addition to Marvel, the King also told Forbes that he has plans on furthering his acting career, as he’s in talks to appear in a number of films alongside the likes of Tom Cruise, Omar Epps and comedian Kevin Hart.
Before those possible roles take shape, however, Tip is set for a recurring role in the Starz television show Boss, which stars veteran actor Kelsey Grammer.
In addition to Tip working on his next album and his VH1 reality show, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, which is enjoying solid ratings, he continues to solidify a new look for his Grand Hustle team of artists, including XXL Freshman Iggy Azalea.
“Tip reached out just to meet me, to say hello, and I found a position for him, conveniently, where he could be used,” Azalea joked to MTV earlier in the month about how the two linked. “And he was down with it; that’s the truth.”
Forbes reported that T.I. has earned about $20 million over the past three years, despite spending a bulk of that time incarcerated.—Mark Lelinwalla