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T.I. Blames His Gun Drama On…

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Larry King wasted no time when he got T.I. in his CNN studio!

Right away, he asked the rapper why had he purchased the illegal firearms that landed him in prison and what was prison really like for him. T.I. seemed sincere and honest with his answers, explaining that his desire to have a gun came from a fear for his life. He told Larry:

"It came from an attempt that was made on my life. My best friend [Philant Johnson] had died in my arms. It caused a state of depression and paranoia. My judgment was jaded, and I felt my life was in danger. … At the time, when I felt the need to have these things, I never took into consideration the legalities; I only took into consideration the protection of my life and family."

He then proceeded to talk about his time in prison and how that time help him reflect on his choices and what he will do with himself now that he is free. He explained:

"The main thing I can do to protect myself in the future is to understand my position," he said. "I can't put myself in an environment where it will require me to have a handgun. I just stay places where I can be cool. I have security now. … I take full responsibility for everything that happened to me. I'm a full believer that your life is what you make it. Society doesn't owe you anything."

All in all, the interview went pretty smoothly, save for one awkward moment when Larry asked if T.I. had ever pointed a gun at another human being. The rapper paused and then pleaded the Fifth Amendment.

We really hope that this is the end of your trouble, bb! Violence is not the answer and we hope that your time away has made you realize that!

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31 comments to “T.I. Blames His Gun Drama On…”

  1. 1

    I saw some of his interview on Larry King last night. What an uneducated, poor-speaking, fool! Cute, yes. But ignorant as fuck. The guy can't even talk, it's gross as hell. If he would just keep his mouth shut tight…

  2. 2

    I'd love to see what else he's packing ;)

  3. 3

    yeah…but his first video out..is all about guns women and money…me..me..me…rapper's stand up and give us something new…if u can

  4. 4

    Re: msloriga – you know what bitch how ignorant is he if he can make millions??? how ignorant are you for not knowing that pple arent the same they are all different. and since his ass doesnt have to dress up in suit and tie everyday and be in board meeting he can talk however the fuck he wants… fuckin nazi ass bitch

  5. 5

    You don't have to be smart to make millions. If he can't speak correctly than he most likely isn't well educated. That is atleast the vibe he gives off. he doesn't want to appear ignorant he can speak the English language correctly.

  6. KBGD says – reply to this


    pull up your pants moron

  7. 7

    i like TI unlike some other rap artist i think his mind is in the right place right now and just because he doesnt have a college degree or does not speak complete perfect grammar doesn't make him ignorant its not like he was talking complete slang or ebonics. i think he has more sense then people give him credit for besisdes he is from the south they tend to slur their words alot which can make it sound worse then it actually is btw i love TI

  8. 8

    XTiff, thank you for enlightening me and putting me in my place.

  9. 9

    How can a man who made so much money and got himself on Larry King be so stupid. I saw part of the interview and then had to turn it off. He had an opportunity to not do the things he did and he paid the price. It was his arrogence and lack of responsibility that got me. He seemed to just laugh it all off. He has alot of kids and is the worst role model for them. How much you want to bet that he will go back in jail again.

  10. 10

    Re: msloriga – Dumbass….he's a rapper that grew up in the hood…..what were u expecting..a harvard education??? He's trying to turn his life around so STFU!!!!!!

  11. 11

    pull your dang pants up!!!

  12. 12

    Re: bearmonty – why would he go back to jail???the only reason most criminals go back to jail is because they go to same enviroment and cant get money because no one will hire them and then wound up breaking the law again..TI got those guns because people were constantly threatening him and his family and because he was in the same car that got shot up and lead to the murder of his bestfriend….that does tend to make a person paranoid…im just sayin its not like he killed someone or sold drugs he had illegal guns but its a fact that a lot of americans have guns for protectins (somtimes legal and sometimes not)

  13. 13

    mmm fukin ti can point guns at me ne time. hes all fresh outta jail. SO SEXY

  14. 14

    wtF @ this mo' fo's cell? ANCIENT!

  15. 15

    this guy makes millions and teachers and doctors make a fraction of that? what the hell is wrong in the world??? he is a flash in the pan and will blow every penny he makes.

  16. 16

    and pull your F*ing pants up …and get rid of that stupid looking bling…i am sure you spent a lot of money on it…and it impresses your black friends…but you know what…you look like a F*ng JOKE to the rest of the world.

  17. 17

    …pants on the ground…

  18. 18

    like really ti bought his guns bc he was afraid of gucci mane in the first place. u fatass. every real g like d block, gucci, and dipset wanna kill his az bc he claims to be things he is not. so yea of course he was scared for his life lol

  19. 19

    not to mention half the comments on this shttttt is racist

  20. 20

    Another LOSER. Must have the NAACP cringing with his every breath of life.

  21. 21

    I don't understand why he wouldnt just buy a gun legally. I mean money certainly isnt an issue. Also I don't see any racist comments on here. I hate when people throw around the race card.

  22. 22

    he is so damn fine. ooh the things i would do to him. MY GOD! that boi is probably so good w/ it in bed…
    bom bom!

  23. 23

    FFS, pull your jeans up, you look ridiculous!

  24. 24

    Am glad to see T. I. back he still looks good .

  25. 25

    T I spoke well. The comments lead me to believe T I was ignorant. I was able to see the interview. T I talks with a Southern drawl and uses ghetto phrasing in his speech. He is intelligent. I read he is posing nude for PETA. Have the pictures been released ?

  26. 26

    did he just take a crap on the street?

  27. 27

    Sounds like he gave a straight interview. I listened to it from Canada on my Sirius XM at home. Generally, it came off as honest and good for ratings.

  28. 28

    Re: #1mileyfan – You are right, it's not a money issue… Convicted felons cannot legally possess any kind of firearm, and T.I. is a convicted felon.

  29. 29

    i believe him

  30. 30

    I wonder how a grown ass man ( or anybody for that matter) appreciates being called "bb" by a fat ass homo pedophile????

  31. 31

    Yea, Im from the south and most black people down here talk like they have a mouth full of shit. It's not a southern drawl, its ignorance. You cant understand a damn word they say, and because they are so fucking stupid, teachers have to teach on their level, which is why white kids in the south cant learn anything either. Funny, since its mostly white parents who work and pay taxes to fund our school systems, and its our kids who suffer.