T.I. has gone from criminal to hero! The rapper reportedly talked a suicidal man down from a 22-story building yesterday. He was listening to the radio while in Atlanta when he heard what was happening, and decided to drive there himself!
T.I. volunteered to help police persuade the stranger not to commit suicide. The man agreed to come down in exchange for a few minutes face-to-face with the rapper.
T.I. told the AP the man seemed "beat up by life.”
"I told him it ain't that bad. It'll get better, to put the time and effort into making it better," he said. "I just reminded him ... it looks bad right now, but it can turn around."
The man was then taken to the hospital for psychological evaluations. As for T.I., he’ll be in court tomorrow for a parole hearing after being arrested on suspicion of drug offenses last month in Los Angeles. He's on supervised release after spending a year in prison on federal weapons charges.
T.I. later said in a radio interview yesterday, "I'm not taking any credit. It could have been resolved in another way. The fact of the matter is God put me in a position, and put in my spirit to be in the position to help, and I can't take any credit for that.
"I didn't wake up this morning with the intentions of going down and helping hostage negotiators talk someone down off a ledge. I don't think that could be in anyone's plan of action," he added. "I don't expect this to have any different impact on any of my circumstances. That wasn't my motivation."
That man owes his life to T.I.!