One rapper gets released from jail, another rapper goes back to jail. Ahh, the circle of life. As you’ve probably heard, TI was recently released from a stint in jail only to get pulled over, discovered with illegal substances and sentenced BACK to jail. This is a painful subject. TI is a beautiful, beautiful man and he can’t stay the hell out of trouble. Why, God, why?? But I digress.
TI posted the following on his blog yesterday as a little explanation and also threw in a plug for his latest album, No Mercy, which will be released on December 7th:
Thank you to all that took the time to check out my new video GET BACK UP with my homie Chris Brown. And a bigger thanks to those of you who decided to comment (good & bad). To all of you who say “He should practice what he preaches” and “How could he do something so stupid…AGAIN?” You’re absolutely right and I couldn’t agree with you more. But you know what? As history has shown us before, I find my greatest inspiration during my darkest hours. So all fans of music, T.I. or not, should be able to agree that NO MERCY will surely be my best work yet. After all isn’t that what it’s all about? If I never went to prison, never did drugs, never f’ed up again, did everything right and never made great music….would you even care enough to comment on T.I.? Doubt it, so bear that in mind while you jump to your conclusions guys. Martin Luther King once said “Notice not the comments of your enemies but the silence of your friends.” So although I’m still in touch…watching, reading and listening, I’m not concerned with what negative people say more than I am with what positive people don’t. Guess that’s enough for now… Love you all still, whether you still love me or not. REAL TALK!!! And I would like to give a special I LOVE U to @star_omg and @tinymajormama. – Tip
We still love you, TI. We just wish you’d get your act together. Don’t drop the soap, bro. That pretty face must make you a hot commodity in jail…and they don’t call it the slammer for nothing.