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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Robin Thicke wants a follow-up to Blurred Lines.
The 37-year-old singer teamed up with Pharrell Williams and T.I. to record the hit track, which has become one of the bestselling songs of 2013.
Despite the negative reception surrounding the risqué lyrics and video, Robin would like to record a sequel.
“I would love to do it again and I’m sure we will. It’s one of those catch 22s where you want to repeat that success but you don’t want to mess with the first time,” he told Billboard.
Robin also praised his fellow musicians and their contribution to the song.
He believes if it wasn’t for their involvement the single wouldn’t have been so successful, topping charts in countries all over the world.
“Pharrell is already a worldwide brand, success and incredible musician; T.I. has more top ten hits than both Pharrell and I,” he added. “I was the underdog and they were there for me. They gave their all to the video and the song. I’m so grateful to them and to all the people that have enjoyed it this summer.”
Having been in the industry since he was a teenager, Robin believes creativity is in his blood. He had a helping hand from his parents Gloria Loring and Alan Thicke as well as other musical family members.
“I have many generations of piano players and string players and jazz saxophonists, so there are generations of musicians,” he previously explained. “It’s in the blood, it’s in the DNA, yeah. My mom is a musician, my dad is a musician.”
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A woman has claimed a man broke her jaw on the 2 Chainz tour bus.
2 Chainz was arrested in Oklahoma City Wednesday night after police attempted to stop and searched his tour bus for drugs.
TMZ is now reporting that a woman has alleged her jaw was broken after being punched in the face by an unknown member of the rappers’ entourage.
According to the website, the victim was sent “flying out of the bus door” from the impact and she “landed on her back on the pavement with blood pouring out of her mouth”.
The unnamed woman asserts that the assailant hit-on her throughout the concert and after the show she accepted his offer to hang out on a 2 Chainz/Lil Wayne/T.I. tour bus.
When the victim got there she claims the man “stuck his hand down her shirt and grabbed her breast”. After she slapped his hand away he landed the punch and ran away from the scene.
The woman reportedly underwent surgery to repair her jaw, which was broken in two places and it is now “wired shut for six weeks while it heals”.
She will have to remain on a liquid diet while she recuperates.
No arrests have been made, but police are actively investigating the incident.
It is unknown whether the man is officially connected to 2 Chainz, T.I., or Lil Wayne.
The alleged assault took place a few hours before 2 Chainz was taken into custody for “interfering with the police process”.
It’s not the first time 2 Chainz has had a run-in with the law in recent months.
He was reportedly busted for marijuana possession at Los Angeles International Airport in June just days after he was robbed at gunpoint in San Francisco.
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