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T.I. on His New VH1 Reality Show [Daily Beast Interview]

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  • September 17, 2012
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    T.I. on His New VH1 Reality Show [Daily Beast Interview]
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    T.I. freely admits he’s not a big fan of most reality shows, yet he does in fact have his own VH1 reality show. But that’s a completely different ball game, according to the rapper. In a recent interview with TheDailyBeast, Tip spoke about the differences in other reality television shows compared to his own show.

    “I did a reality show to give people an idea of who I really am,” said the Grammy-winning rapper. “I wanted my fans to see what my life and my family’s life was actually like apart from all the rumors they see on the blogs and in the news. You can’t believe any of that stuff you read, and I wanted my fans to understand my reality and my world.”

    “All that fighting and cussing each other out isn’t my idea of entertainment,” says Harris. “That’s why I don’t watch shows with all that on them. I don’t live like that and don’t want to watch anyone else living like that either. That does nothing for me.”

    Tip insists that while his kids often enjoy watching those very reality shows where anger and chaos reign, he says he isn’t concerned with the impact those negative images may have on them, and for good reason.

    “That’s not who we are as a family and my children know how to handle themselves in life and in public,” says Harris. “The foundation of good sense was put in them a long time ago, so I don’t worry about them acting out in the same way after they watch shows with foolishness on them. We don’t do that in our house so they aren’t even confused about how to carry themselves.”

    Click HERE to continue reading the interview, in which Tip talks about his experience on Boss, his comments on Instagram, his new book Trouble & Triumph and more!

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on September 17, 2012 - 12:18pm

T.I. freely admits he’s not a big fan of most reality shows, yet he does in fact have his own VH1 reality show. But that’s a completely different ball game, according to the rapper. In a recent interview with TheDailyBeast, Tip spoke about the differences in other reality television shows compared to his own show.

“I did a reality show to give people an idea of who I really am,” said the Grammy-winning rapper. “I wanted my fans to see what my life and my family’s life was actually like apart from all the rumors they see on the blogs and in the news. You can’t believe any of that stuff you read, and I wanted my fans to understand my reality and my world.”

“All that fighting and cussing each other out isn’t my idea of entertainment,” says Harris. “That’s why I don’t watch shows with all that on them. I don’t live like that and don’t want to watch anyone else living like that either. That does nothing for me.”

Tip insists that while his kids often enjoy watching those very reality shows where anger and chaos reign, he says he isn’t concerned with the impact those negative images may have on them, and for good reason.

“That’s not who we are as a family and my children know how to handle themselves in life and in public,” says Harris. “The foundation of good sense was put in them a long time ago, so I don’t worry about them acting out in the same way after they watch shows with foolishness on them. We don’t do that in our house so they aren’t even confused about how to carry themselves.”

Click HERE to continue reading the interview, in which Tip talks about his experience on Boss, his comments on Instagram, his new book Trouble & Triumph and more!

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