T.I. ‘rewards kids with puppy’

T.I.

T.I. has gifted his children a cute small dog for doing well in school.

The 33-year-old Go Get It hitmaker has five tykes in total, but he shares two kids with his wife of three years Tameka Cottle and he is also stepfather to her daughter.

The rapper was seen walking out of Los Angeles International Airport by TMZ cameramen with a small pooch under his arm recently.

When paparazzi asked why the tough hip-hop musician was carrying around such a little dog, T.I. confirmed the pooch was a gift.

“It’s for my kids man, I told them I would get them a dog if they kept their grades up and they did,” he shares with photogs.

In recent years T.I. served two stints in jail following an arrest made for federal weapons charges.

He spoke previously about how time behind bars helped him to understand the important things in life.

“I don’t think I have to sell the fact that prison sucks,” T.I. told VH1.

“When you have your liberties and the loves of your life taken away from you, it puts a lot of things in perspective.”

T.I. has been having a great 2013 however, as he has featured on Robin Thicke’s hit Blurred Lines alongside Pharrell Williams.

The rapper is also heavily involved in his successful clothing range Akoo, which specializes in eye-catching street wear.

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