Rapper, actor, singer, producer, entrepreneur, record executive, and novelist T.I. hails from the United States and has a net worth of $20 million. He is also a writer. Along with Gucci Mane and Jeezy, T.I. is recognized as being one of the rappers that were instrumental in popularising the hip hop subgenre known as trap music.
T.I. Early Life
T.I. He is the son of Clifford “Buddy” Harris Sr. and Violeta Morgan and was born Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr. on September 25, 1980, in Alabama. He received his early education from his grandparents in the Center Hill section of Atlanta. New York City was where his father made his home. T.I. while she was growing up, she went to visit him quite often.
When he was barely eight years old, he launched his career as a rap artist. T.I. dropped out of school in order to pursue a career in music. T.I. After graduating from high school, I became involved in the drug trade, which led to my incarceration on multiple occasions.
Because he put rubber bands on his wrist as a symbol of how much money he was making, he became known as the “Rubber Band Man.” One of the earliest singles released by the rapper was titled “Rubber Band Man.”
In the year 1999, Harris inked his first major-label record deal with LaFace, a record label that is owned by Arista. Harris was dropped from his contract with Arista and eventually signed with Atlantic, where he established his own record label, Grand Hustle Records, in the year 2003.
As of the time this article was written, Harris has released eight albums recorded in a studio. On the Billboard 200 albums chart, seven of his albums have debuted in the top five positions. He is one of a very small group of musical artists to have one of their own songs knock their other song out of the number one slot and occupy the first and second positions on the chart at the same time.
His single “Live Your Life,” which became a number one hit, replaced his other song “Whatever You Like” at the top of the charts. His other song “Whatever You Like” had been at the top of the charts for quite some time.
In 2003, T.I. began to receive a great deal of notice as a result of his performance as a featured artist on the track “Never Scared” by the rapper Bone Crusher. In the same year, he issued the legendary album known as “Trap Muzik,” which includes the chart-topping singles “Rubber Band Man” and “Let’s Get Away.”
The following year, he and Lil Wayne had a guest appearance on the smash song “Soldier” by Destiny’s Child. In the same year, T.I. also released his album titled “Urban Legend.” His album “Paper Trail,” which was released in 2008, was his most successful album to date and his third record to hit #1 on the charts.
On the number one hit song “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke, T.I. was featured alongside Pharrell Williams as a guest artist. In 2013, his previous contract with Atlantic Records of ten years came to an end, and he then signed with Columbia Records. Both “Paperwork” (2014) and “Dime Trap” (2018) were released under his name.
Aside from “Ant-Man” and its sequel, Harris is also known for his roles in the films “ATL,” “Takers,” “Get Hard,” and “Identity Thief.” Additionally, Harris has had starring roles in the reality television shows “T.I.’s Road to Redemption,” “T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle,” and “The Grand Hustle.”
Additionally, T.I. is the author of two books, titled “Power & Beauty” and “Trouble & Triumph.”
T.I. Legal Issues
T.I. is also not a newcomer to controversial situations. Harris has done time in county jail twice for violating the terms of his probation, as well as time in federal prison for a federal firearms allegation in the United States. T.I. and his wife Tiny were both taken into custody on September 1, 2010, on suspicion of cocaine trafficking.
As a result of T.I.’s arrest on drug charges, he was found guilty of violating the conditions of his probation on October 15, 2010, and received a sentence of 11 months in jail. He was discovered to be in possession of ecstasy, tested positive for opiates, and had been associated with a convicted felon, his P$C comrade C-Rod.
All of these things led to his arrest. The drug charges that had been brought against T.I. were dismissed on October 25. T.I. was required to report to the Forrest City Federal Facility on November 1 in order to complete the remaining 11 months of his sentence.
T.I. Persona Life
Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and T.I. began dating in 2001, and seven years later, on July 30, 2010, they tied the knot in Miami. Tiny and T.I. are the parents of three children: two sons and a daughter. T.I. is also the father of two sons and a daughter with two other women, in addition to a stepdaughter through his relationship with Tiny.
In August of 2015, the Internal Revenue Service placed tax liens on T.I.’s property, totaling more than $4.5 million, for unpaid taxes from 2012 and 2013.
His childhood nickname was “Tip,” and the name of his father’s maternal great-grandfather inspired the name of his theatrical persona.
T.I. sparked controversy with the following statement regarding Hillary Clinton, who was running for president in 2016, in October of 2015 “To avoid appearing sexist, I can’t support the idea that a woman should run for the position of leader of the free world. Simply said, I believe that a woman could be successful in every other role that is currently available.
The president, however? It’s kind of like, I just know that women make reckless judgments 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. It’s kind of like, I just know that women make very irreversible, cemented decisions.
And it would be the last thing I want to do to simply detonate a nuclear weapon. Because the world is not yet prepared, [other leaders] will not be able to negotiate the forms of foreign policy that are appropriate. I believe it would be easier for you to [get] the Loch Ness Monster elected as president than it would be to [get a woman].” T.I. issued a public apology on Twitter after seeing the response he received from social media users.
T.I. was subjected to a significant amount of criticism in November 2019 after he stated on the Ladies Like Us podcast that he accompanied his daughter, who was 18 at the time, to have her hymen checked by a doctor on a yearly basis to verify that she was a virgin.
T.I.’s daughter Deyjah Harris revealed in July 2020 that the traumatic experience of the hymen incident caused her to withdraw from her father and as a consequence, she has been avoiding contact with him.
On July 27, she sent the following tweet: “Listen carefully to how you communicate with your kids. No matter how old they are, you should treat them with the same level of respect that you expect from them in return. I will always adore you, even though we are no longer together. not because I don’t care about you, but more for the sake of my own health and the tranquility that I may find within myself.”