He was kind of busy … in prison.
Yet another perfectly good reason to stay out of jail!
Spending nearly a year in jail really took a toll on T.I.'s life, both personally and professionally. We had no idea, but according to the rapper, offers to star in some pretty high profile movies came rolling in just about the time he was getting carted off in orange. So, he had to turn them all down.
"I was supposed to be in the film Tower Heist with Ben Stiller. The Eddie Murphy movie. I was supposed to be in that. And I wasn't able, obviously, to be there. G.I. Joe II (G.I. Joe: Retaliation), they called me for that. World War Z with Brad Pitt. They called me for that. The Joel Silver movie (Bullet to the Head) - I would have been co-starring with Sylvester Stallone. They called me for that too."
Damn! That's got to hurt! You know what getting in good with both Eddie Murphy and Brad Pitt could do for a man's career? EVERYTHING!
But, don't lose hope friend. It's the start of a new year. Maybe someone will remember your work in Takers and pick up the phone. Just sit by the phone and wait.
Waaaaaaaait it out.