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  • November 04, 2010
    Trapmuzik's picture
    A Message From T.I. #2
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    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

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on November 4, 2010 - 6:15pm

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

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Piznope's picture

TI,
A note from a "friend" from Afghanistan. I'm from Atlanta (Grady Baby c/o '73) but grew up in Athens, GA. Although I'm knocking on 40, I still listen to Rap/Hip Hop because that's what we grew up on. Remember, there's a calling on your life so worry not about what others say (especially those who don't know nor could EVER have a clue).
I've been in the military for almost 20 years and through all of my travels one thing I've learned is PEOPLE ARE THE SAME NO MATTER TIME NOR PLACE!!! People also make mistakes. God forgives "seventy times seven" times (Matthew 18:22). As I'm sure you're aware, our man Vick has been murdered in the media and on blog sites from here to there but look at how he's bounced back! I'm sure he's still not perfect but nevertheless, he's transcending to new heights unimaginable a couple of years ago! Man, I don't even know you but I'm in your corner. And the consensus HERE is (in Afghanistan, amongst those that look like YOU and ME), we've STILL have love for you! So, KEEP YOUR HEAD UP and keep doing your thing. I'm a MAJOR in the Army and back on Oct 2, 1991 when I entered the military as an uneducated private I had no idea I would be in my current position. Because of where I came from and the circumstances from which I came, society had already decided where I would be and WHAT I would become. Saying all this to say, there's a greater-later for you so continue to feed upon that source of inspiration in your current circumstance and know that as long as you have ONE fan, you have more than MOST of the other 6.5 BILLION people that inhabit this earth of ours. Stay positive! YO!

-CJP
MAJ, USA
Kandahar, Afghanistan

batmans*mami's picture

Critizism is something that is just gonna happen with human nature BUT depart from the negative aspect of it and use it 2 ur advantage spiritually to grow closer and stronger as god's child and servant. TIP u n TINY are inspirations to me and all tha chit these punks choose 2 knocc u wit put on ur sheild of CHRIST n let these succaz kick bricks.
Know these scriptures n write them on ur heart n keep them flowing from ur mouth....

“Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil” (Matthew 6:13).

N tha next time a hater knoccz u wit judgement, gossip, use Psalm 3:3 : “You are a shield around me, O Lord; you bestow glory on me and lift up my head.”

As you pray imagine this being actually true for you in your situation of distress: see the Spirit of Christ all around you like the full body, semi-circle shields that the Roman soldiers of old used to protect them from the flaming arrows of the enemy. In your mind see that the arrows don’t pierce your heart, they hit the shield.

Yes, you may still be criticized or pressured and your circumstances may be difficult. But you are learning not to depend on or react to the visible situation – you are focusing on the spiritual reality that you are in God’s Kingdom and Christ is with you protecting your heart and caring for you – the real you! So you are not receiving the wound or the stress into your being. Instead you are appreciating that God bestows his glory on you! You are relying upon and receiving God’s blessing.

You can lift your head high! And because you’re appreciating the grace and glory that God gives you can share it with others – even those who have offended you.

So kick bricks haterz cuz GOD has TIP n TINY's bacc n that's a fact!

TBahia's picture

i love you t.i

kj11's picture

T.I. ur true fans will always have ur back, front and side!!! I saw the tracklist for the new CD. That shyt is gonna be crazy hot!!!U hit home wit me on Get Back Up too. thanks for that playboi.. Keep doin ya thang!!

klong's picture

That is very true. If you don't live your life than what is life. You know people do make mistakes, that why I don't make comments about other people because not everyone is perfect. And if that was the case than why is there a God. Like a best friend who is like a brother to me. "Life is how you learn and use your mistakes. It's like an ocean that has no boundaries and why not live to the ends of the ocean." I don't know what it feels like to mess around with drugs or never been in jail, but I understand where you are coming from TIP. Who cares what people say because ""may the one without sin cast the first stone."" Never hide behind a mask!!!! Keep up the great work T.I.

X-Tra's picture

check out my music please. please dont ignore this.
www.myspace.com/dirtyghettokidz
thx
X-TRA

AniBursaly's picture

Dear T.I.
Your the best rapper, in my opinion. If I don't have all your albums it doesn't matter cause I have all your songs. I'm not going to say I'm your biggest fan, but I am a fan. Everybody makes mistakes, I've made many too I've disappointed my parents, but hey, I learned and did not repeat it. There are obstacles that we have to take, and each of these obstacles are an important part of our life, cause they tell us who we are. If we go through the same obstacles over and over and over and over again, then obviously thats are personality, but if we go through that same obstacle maybe 2 times, it shows that we learned, and now its time to move on. Anyways, I love all your music, and your words are important to me. Most rappers, they rap about who they met at the club, and about what they drank and smoked, I don't care about that shit, I care about whats happening in life, what your dealing with, and T.I. thats what you talk about. Thank you.
Anyways much love,
-Ani :D

sanubia's picture

Yeah i lke all yer music no matter what:) you did an outstanding job acting in the movie takers maybe one day when you come to vegas i can see you perform lol take care stay outta trouble

ol boi's picture

check out ol boi on reverbnation.....

Saif Ali Khan's picture

Cliff bro you is the best rapper. Iliked you since I was 9. sshiit long time broo. Hope you doin good bro. keep up the good work. Best wishes to your new album bro!!!!

Wife-fe,N.I.P.'s picture

I love You ba !

JWill's picture

T.I. No matter what you do in your life, your music will always be an inspiration to me. It has gotten me through some difficult times. I appreciate you writing your music through the experiences that you have had both good and bad. I will always follow you through the good and bad and wish you good luck on your upcoming album. Your homie, Jordan.

Hey Now!'s picture

T.I.P, I would really love your advice on something major that I am going through in my life, I hope you read this and I can get some kind of feed back, well, I have a passion for music and desire with all my heart and soul to be an R & B Gospel Singer, My fourth self published book i'm working on know is called, "Diary of a SongWriter." Well, I've been in love for four years with a guy who now has four kids and four different baby mommy's now , im being one of them. I just got my heart broken and feel like its stopping me from reaching my full potential to pursuing my dreams. Apart of me just wont let him go and I feel like that could be the very thing thats stopping me from pursuing my dreamS with that FULL dedication and passion. What should i do T.I.P???TINY??? email meh awritersniche@ymail.com

Damian_2's picture

Hold your head T.I.P life isn't easy I just want to tell you that you have been a inspiration on me I have much respect for you and everything you have done. Everybody makes mistakes it takes making mistakes to learn from our mistakes continue to do what you do best and don't worry about what these haters have to say. All long as God is with you who can be against thats one thing that I have learned from a very intelligent human being. Keep your head held high and for all your fans out there we going to hold it down til you get home real talk. Be easy FREE T.I.

mizzsunshine31's picture

JUST WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO TIP YOU ARE SO INTELLIGENT AND ABOVE ALL THAT IS
WHY I RESPECT YOU SO MUCH YOU ARE A VITAL VOICE IN THIS SOCIETY WHETHER THEY FAIL TO SEE IT OR NOT. YOU HAVE SUCH A POSITIVE INFLUENCE ON ME AND COUNTLESS OTHERS THROUGH YOUR MUSIC AND EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH YOU SHINE I WILL FOREVER BE A FAN OF YOUR ART AND HOLD YOU DOWN THROUGH GOOD AND BAD KEEP YOUR HEAD UP LUV YOU TIP!

daprince's picture

SHOUT OUT TO TIP!!! MAN LIFE AINT EASY...ALL STRUGGLES COME IN FORMS OF SUCCESS.YOU'VE PROVEN THAT ..SO MAD LOVE TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY....

Lytarius's picture

hey wus up uncle tip i talked to your cousin Evan. I Just need you to reply to me cause i have real important to say to you real talk much love get back at me

SHONDA's picture

TIP, fuck whos not wit u,but for the ones thats ridein lets let the World kno!WE LOVE U TIP:).

melinda_2's picture

Be strong! Your true fans are with you. Counting the days until I can get "NO MERCY".

diamondreema's picture

No one is perfect.....wish u luck TI....be strong as u r .....and keep ur head up... hope god give u all the peace u and ur family needs to get u over this tuff time.....by the way love the song and im so happy for Chris Brown...who r we to judge? get it together people!!!

BOSSLADY_2's picture

I think the message to TIP is that he need not waste one more keystroke on the negativity. While it may be useful to receive all kinds of feedback from all of us who care about his continued success, it is more important that he focus on what is ahead. He knows himself better than any of us ever will and only God knows what His plan is for TIP in the years ahead. But, I do think it is a mistake to believe that ALL of his talent comes from hard times and adversity. God gave him a voice and the gift of superior language skills, I think that came from a much brighter place.

D_Juicy's picture

Can I get a special 'I LOVE U' Tip?

keep_it_real's picture

I agree. Not any one person in this world is perfect in any way shape or form. I have had my ups and downs through my life doin all I had to so I could survive with my kids finally the road ended when I wound up in prison and that is when I seen what was really goin on. Instead of people stayin round to help in a time of need they turned their backs because what I did wasn't accepted. Life is a journey and because of our choices and decisions we make determines the path. Regardless of where it leads it is not our place to pass judgement on anyone because their path is different than our own. People look down on celebs because of their actions without even knowing them as a person. Before coming to your own conclusion you should try to acknowledge the fact you wasn't there and you don't know that person. Gossip gets you no where only the TRUTH shall set you free.

lovelylazonia's picture

Yeah I admit I was one of those people whom criticize you for being careless and stupid, but I hope when you are release from prison you are a stronger and better person.

+. Jenche .+'s picture

I L0ve that video a lot,btw all of mine King songszz a l0ve..!
& the lyrics are so real!
For me U always in mine life I realy Love U!!
& sorry for mine wrong thing that i type.. I'm a Caribbean so i'm not 100% good in the style english!! TIP let me no if u did read mine comment! (L)(K)

mselwinc's picture

#realtalk!!! I posted this on my FB page 5 hours ago ***You can't be all the things all the people want you to be...do you...& do what you can do...when you can do it...do what you're say you're gonna do...& you'll be just fine!!! XOXOXO :) ?*** DO YOU T.I.P.!!! I do believe all the hood shyt has escaped you, but if not, let's deal w/it when it comes...all while praying for peace! Most of your fans are open-minded people & #nonjudgemental...but then you got a gang of T.I.P. haters that don't wanna see you shine anyhow! If they ain't for you, they against ya...so roll w/what feels good...more creativity will come from that! I love you as an artist, father, businessman, thug, intelligent guy, ALL DAT!!! #beeasy & let's kick it for our B-Day (09/25!!!) when you get out! XOXOXO :)

xoxo_vanesa's picture

T.I. Im a big fan of yours and im not going to lie and say I didnt sit here and say why did he mess up again because i did but like you said your only human and we do tend to mess up! I love how you admit your wrong and how you know you have to change! I absolutely love your new song "get back up." Soo keep ya head held high and take it like it comes. Yu will always have a fan in me, i lovee your songs. Soo no matter what happens keep it real!! LOVE YA- YOUR BIGGEST FAN! VANESA:)

LeeLee_Matthews's picture

Look TI , no matter what you do I will always love and respect you to the fullest. Thats a real fan . Some of these people where claiming to be your #1 fan , but they switched on you when you got in a little of trouble . Those are not fans . I write you a letter or two everyday , I countdown the days to your release (which is 324 as of today - 11.10.10 ) , and I defend your honor if someone talks bad about you . You're an amazing guy ( so amazing you're my idol and my inspiration ) and people always fail to realize that . You're not out killing anyone , beating people , or anything of that sort . So whyy are they hatin' ?? Reqardless of EVERYTHING i'll FOREVER love you , and look up to you . - Aaliyah Matthews (:

SassyQT's picture

T.I. stay strong. Like what you said about Chris B. we need to let go of whats been done, he is allowed forgiveness we all receive forgiveness from God. We are human we make mistakes but as long as we grow and learn from our mistakes we can turn to tomorrow and not repeat them.
Love from Chi-town.

Rashad's picture

T.I. I will 4 ever be your number one fun, and yes i will buy your album and listen to it day and night because you my inspiration and my role model , i love you T.I. and guys should stop judging you coz we all make mistakes coz we human... T.I. keep your head up.

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