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T.I. (born Clifford Joseph Harris, 25.9.1980)
T.I. is an American rapper and head of Grand Hustle Records. T.I. featured with Pharrell Williams on the 2013 chart-topping Robin Thicke single 'Blurred Lines'.

Net Worth: According to Celebrity Net Worth in 2013, T.I. has a net worth of 50 million USD.

Childhood: T.I. was born in Atlanta, Georgia, and was brought up by his grandparents. He began rapping at the age of eight, and became a drug dealer as a child. When his great grandfather, a record executive, discovered his rapping talent, he signed T.I. to Arista Records, a subsidiary of LaFace Records, despite him having been arrested on multiple occasions for drug dealing. When he joined the label, he changed his stage name from Tip to T.I. as Arista Records was already the home of rapper Q-Tip.

Career: T.I. released his debut studio album, 'I'm Serious', on 9th October 2001, to fair critical praise. The album failed to connect with listeners, however, and reached only number 98 in the US charts. This led to Arista dropping T.I. from the label. He subsequently founded his own Grand Hustle Records through Atlantic Records, and released his second studio album 'Trap Muzik' 19th August 2003. Not only did this album receive more critical praise, but it also charted higher - reaching number two on Billboard's 200 list. T.I. was sentenced to three years in prison in 2004, due to a violation of his parole from a case in 1998 for drug dealing. While in prison, T.I. was given a chance to work within the prison, and was able to write, record and release his third album while in prison. 'Urban Legend' was released on 30th November 2004, receiving mixed to poor reviews. While it only reached the seventh spot on Billboard's 200 list, it reached the top spot of Billboard's Top Rap Albums and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. On 28th March, 2006, T.I. made released the tremendously successful album 'King'. The album debuted at the top of Billboard's 200, with overwhelmingly favourable reviews from critics, going on to receive a Grammy nomination for 'Best Rap Album'. While his fifth studio album, 'T.I. vs. T.I.P', would receive the same level of success, it only received moderate reviews from critics upon its release on 7th July, 2007. Again, the album was nominated for 'Best Rap Album' at the Grammy Awards, however it lost to Kanye West's album 'Graduation'. On October 13, 2007, T.I. was arrested on charges of possessing unregistered machine guns and silencers, as well as possessing firearms as a convicted felon. He was sentenced to time in prison, a year of house arrest and 1,500 hours of community service. While under house arrest, T.I. began working on his sixth studio album, 'Paper Trail'. Released on 8th September 2008, 'Paper Trail' received moderate reviews and once again debuted at the top of Billboard's 200 list. Following the release, T.I. received his prison sentence in early 2009, and was sentenced to one year and one day in prison in Forrest City, Arkansas. Leaving prison in early 2010, T.I. got to work on his seventh studio album, 'No Mercy'. On 1st September 2010, T.I. was arrested for parole violation and drug possession yet again, and sentenced to eleven months in jail. The album, 'No Mercy', was released on 7th December 2010, receiving moderate reviews again, yet only reaching number four on Billboard's 200 list. The album was released while he was serving time in jail. Following his release from prison, T.I. announced on 1st March 2012 that he had signed Iggy Azalea, Chipmunk and Trae Tha Truth to his record label. On 18th December, he released his eighth studio album, 'Trouble Man: Heavy Is the Head'. The album received mixed reviews, and peaked at the number two spot on Billboard's 200 list. On 22nd November, 2013, T.I. revealed that his ninth studio album was going to be released through Columbia Records. On 16th December 2013, T.I. announced that his upcoming ninth studio album was going to be called 'Paperwork'. The album was later released on 21st December 2014, to fair critical praise and once again came second on Billboard's 200 list.

Personal Life: T.I. has two children with Lashon Dixon: Messiah Ya' Majesty Harris was born on 2nd February 2000, and Domani Uriah Harris was born on 19th March 2001. The couple soon broke up. T.I. began a relationship with R&B singer Ms. Niko, resulting in the birth of Deyjah Imani Harris on 17th June, 2001. In 2001, T.I. began a relationship with Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, who gave birth to Clifford "King" Joseph Harris III on 25th August 2005. They had a second child, Major Philant Harris, on 16th May 2006, and a daughter, Lelah Amore Harris, who was stillborn three months early on 22nd March 2007. T.I. and Cottle were married on 30th July, 2010, in Miami, Florida.



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T.i. Sued By Jewellery Store Owners


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Bosses at the Aydin & Co. store in Atlanta, Georgia claim T.I., real name Clifford Harris, Jr., only paid them $20,000 (£13,300) for a white gold bracelet, a ring, and a yellow gold rosary they delivered to the hip-hop star in 2014, and he still owes $44,000 (£29,300).

They also allege Harris has short changed them out of more than $400,000 (£267,000) over the past 10 years, and are suing for $700,000 ($467,000).

Harris, who is expecting his third child with wife Tameka Cottle, has dismissed the allegations as untrue, according to TMZ.com.

Rapper T.i. Mourning The Loss Of His Grandfather


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The Whatever You Like star's grandfather, Robert Morgan, passed away last week (ends01Jan16) at the age of 84 and T.I. took to Instagram.com to honour the man he called Daddy.

"RIP to my Granddad 'Daddy' da (the) strongest most SOLID man I knew!!!!! Robert Morgan," he wrote. "Taught me how to peep bulls**t, demand respect & stay prepared for anything life could throw at me.

"I know u (sic) my Granddaddy but all da time we spent together make me feel like I'm your third son (sic). You've shown me more than I can express just by being U!!!! A true man's MAN!!!! You lived 84 years & provided for 3-4 generations with not 1 complaint, just wisdom, results, and an occasional cussing out every now & then. lol (laugh out loud)."

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Rapper T.i. Pays For Single Mothers' Christmas Presents


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The Whatever You Like star visited a Wal-Mart in Atlanta last week (ends25Dec15) and upon entering the store asked all the single mothers in the store to raise their hands. T.I. then proceeded to the cash registers to pay for the gifts in their baskets and trolleys and told many customers to pick out items they were looking forward to receiving for Christmas.

The 35-year-old star shared a series of videos and pictures from the shopping trip on Instagram.com, writing, "Hustle Gang Xmas Secret Santa Pt 1. Glad we were able to do something good for people who really needed & deserved it...!!!"

"Hope All Yall (sic) enjoying your Xmas (Christmas)," he added. "It truly did make mines (sic) better!!!! Merry Christmas to all Yall and blessings to all your families."

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Rapper T.i. Hit With House Lien


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The Whatever You Like star has been accused of failing to pay $537 (GBP358) in homeowners fees and other costs to the Lost Valley Homeowners AssociaTIon.

The new lien against his Jonesboro home comes months after he was reportedly hit with two federal liens in August (15), for $4.6 million (GBP3.1 million) in back taxes from 2012 and 2013.

According to Bossip.com, federal officials have contacted the 35 year old about the debt.

T.i.'S Wife Pregnant


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The former Xscape singer announced her pregnancy news in a sweet Instagram video on Christmas Day (25Dec15), when she confirmed rumours she is expecTIng by showing off her growing baby bump.

"Merry Christmas!" she said in the festive footage. "Thank you to my family for my wonderful gifts."

"But most of all, thank you for our new heir to the throne," she added as she gestures to her bulging belly, which was decorated with a bow. "This is the best Christmas gift you could've ever gave me (sic)."

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Robin Thicke And Pharrell Williams Appeal Blurred Lines Lawsuit


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In March (15), a California jury ruled the Grammy-nominated hit featured elements of Gaye's 1977 classic Got to Give It Up, and songwriters Thicke and Williams were ordered to hand over $7.3 million (£4.9 million) to the late soul man's family.

Following the judgement, Thicke and Williams stated they would be "reviewing the decision and considering opTIons", and the singers' legal team made a bid for a new trial, but it was subsequently denied.

However, U.S. District Judge John Kronstadt, who is overseeing the case, agreed to cut the jury's verdict down to $5.3 million (£3.5 million), and last week (ends06Dec15) a final judgement indicated damages of $3.2 million (£2.1 million) had been awarded to the Gaye family, with Thicke paying an additional $1.8 million (£1.2 million) and Williams an additional $357,631 (£238,421).

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Rapper B.o.b. Takes Aim At Record Label Bosses


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The Airplanes star has embarked on a Twitter rant just days after the 4 December (15) release of Water (We Are The Enemy Really), accusing label chiefs of doing nothing to support the album.

"There's a ban on BoB...," raged the 27 year old, who is signed to Atlantic Records via T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records. "They boycott me, they are afraid I'll get too much exposure...

"When ppl (people) say I'm 'under-rated' or 'slept-on'... it's not entirely the case... 'suppressed' is a better word...

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T.I. , Tameka Cottle - VH1 Big in 2015 with Entertainment Weekly Award Show at Pacific Design Center - West Hollywood, California, United States - Sunday 15th November 2015

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Sportsman Shot Outside T.i.'S Restaurant


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Police records suggest a dispute between a group of men broke out on the upper deck area of the hip-hop star's soul food eatery Scales 925 on Sunday night (25Oct15), and staff promptly kicked those involved out of the venue.

The fight spilled out into the parking lot, where one man reportedly pulled a gun and shot another man in the leg. The group dispersed and the vicTIm, who has since been identified as Rice, Jr., left the scene in a friend's Porsche.

However, the car was pulled over by police, who were responding to the shooting, and the former athlete was subsequently taken into custody after he was allegedly found in possession of marijuana and $6,000 (£3,750) in cash. He was booked for reckless conduct and drug possession, reports TMZ.com.

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T.I. - 1020 Amplified by HTC at Barclays Center of Brooklyn at Brooklyn - New York, New York, United States - Tuesday 20th October 2015

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T.i. Offers Up Video Apology To Women After Hillary Clinton Joke Backfires


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The outspoken hip-hop star hit the headlines earlier this week (beg12Oct15) when he said he would never vote for a female president because women are prone to making "rash decisions".

His comments led to an outcry on social media, which prompted T.I. to apologise on Tuesday (13Oct15). He tweeted, "My comments about women running for president were unequivocally insensitive and wrong. I sincerely apologize to everyone I offended."

Not convinced that was enough, the rap star posted a video, in which he apologised to the women in his life, on Facebook on Thursday (15Oct15).

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Rapper T.i. Apologises Over Controversial Hillary Clinton Comments


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The Whatever You Like star hit headlines on Tuesday (13Oct15) after he was asked about his poliTIcal leanings for the next presidential elections in 2016. He made it clear former First Lady Clinton wouldn't be getting his vote because he fears a woman would not be able to make clear decisions during difficult situations.

The 35 year old also explained he believes other world leaders wouldn't be able to negotiate with her.

"Not to be sexist but, I can't vote for the leader of the free world to be a woman," he said. "Just because, every other position that exists, I think a woman could do well. But the president? It's kinda like, I just know that women make rash decisions emotionally - they make very permanent, cemented decisions - and then later, it's kind of like it didn't happen, or they didn't mean for it to happen.

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2015 Triumph Awards

T.I. - 2015 Triumph Awards presented by National Action Network and TV One - Atlanta, Georgia, United States - Sunday 13th September 2015

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T.I. And His Wife Tameka Cottle Arrive At Madeo Restaurant

T.I. - T.I. and his wife Tameka Cottle arrive at Madeo restaurant in Beverly Hills - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 18th August 2015

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T.I

Date of birth

25th September, 1980

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Male

Height

1.75




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