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TI Speaks Out on Backlash to 'Hymen-Gate'

He says he's 'incredibly apologetic' to teen daughter

(Newser) - TI has spoken out on what he calls "hymen-gate"—and the rapper/actor seems a little surprised by the uproar that followed his claim that he takes his teenage daughter to a gynecologist for annual virginity checks . TI, who appeared on Jada Pinkett Smith's "Red Table Talk"...

Uproar as T.I. Admits Taking Daughter for Virginity Tests

UN agencies say hymen checks violate human rights

(Newser) - T.I. downed a tequila shot then caused an uproar in discussing his daughter's hymen on a podcast that aired Tuesday. The rapper-actor, real name Clifford Harris Jr., told the "Ladies Like Us" podcast that he takes 18-year-old Deyjah Harris for "yearly trips to the gynecologist to...

TI Attacks Melania, Kanye With 'Vulgar' Video

TI music short shows actress who looks like first lady dancing naked on fake Oval Office desk

(Newser) - It's a "vulgar attack" against the first lady, and it comes courtesy of Clifford Harris. The rapper otherwise known as TI has a new short music video out, and it has sparked an angry response out of the White House thanks to a Melania Trump lookalike. In the...

Rapper T.I. Arrested Trying to Enter His Gated Community

Grammy-winning artist apparently lost key, got into argument with guard

(Newser) - Police say the rapper T.I. was arrested early Wednesday on disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, and simple assault charges as he tried to enter his gated community outside Atlanta, the AP reports. Henry County Deputy Police Chief Mike Ireland said T.I. was arrested around 4:30am after he got...

Rapper TI: Why a Woman President Is a Terrible Idea

He quickly apologized for controversial comments

(Newser) - Rapper TI doesn't want to be sexist, but... Yes, that's how the musician started a quote during an interview with Sirius XM DJ Whoo Kid when asked about Hillary Clinton's presidential bid, the Huffington Post reports. "Not to be sexist but, I can’t vote for...

'Blurred Lines' Made an Insane Amount of Money

Trial reveals details of Robin Thicke song's success

(Newser) - "Blurred Lines" was a huge hit, and now we know exactly how huge. Marvin Gaye's family is suing for part of the money the Robin Thicke song brought in, alleging copyright infringement of Gaye's "Got to Give It Up," and the trial entered its second...

No Hero Points: Rapper T.I. Going Back to Prison

Judge gives him 11 months for violating probation

(Newser) - T.I.'s power of persuasion goes only so far. Days after he talked a jumper off a ledge , a judge didn't buy his apologies or his claims of being off drugs and ordered him back to prison for 11 months, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . "I screwed up,"...

Stopping Suicide No Publicity Stunt: T.I.

Rapper slams claims he was trying to look good ahead of court date

(Newser) - After T.I. talked a man threatening suicide out of jumping from a downtown Atlanta building, some are calling the move a publicity stunt—but that couldn’t be further from the truth, the rapper tells CNN . The video he made, which police played to the man and is credited...

Rapper T.I. Talks Jumper Off Ledge
Rapper T.I. Talks
Jumper Off Ledge

Rapper T.I. Talks Jumper Off Ledge

He makes video that convinces man to come down

(Newser) - Atlanta police are crediting rapper T.I. with saving the life of suicidal man today. When the rapper heard a radio report about a man threatening to jump from a downtown building, he drove to the scene, talked to police, and made what TMZ describes as a "heartfelt video"...

TI Leaves Jail, Heads to Halfway House

Rapper moves after 7 months of 1-year gun sentence

(Newser) - Rapper TI left jail today after serving about 7 months of his 1-year sentence, heading from the low-security facility in Arkansas to a halfway house in his hometown of Atlanta. The 29-year-old, whose real name is Clifford Harris, will likely remain there until March, XXL reports, under a federal sentence...

TI Checks Into Jail Early
 TI Checks Into Jail Early 

TI Checks Into Jail Early

Rapper will serve 366 days on weapons charges

(Newser) - Rapper TI began his prison sentence early today, leaving his home in Georgia and checking into the Arkansas federal facility before the noon deadline, TMZ reports. The time is a year and a day in the minimum-security Forrest City prison; the crime was attempting to buy unregistered machine guns and...

Fans Cheer TI at 'Bye Bash' Before Prison

48 hours before prison, Atlanta rapper sells out arena

(Newser) - TI returned to his native Atlanta to play a sold out "Goodbye Bash" last night, just two days before he reports to a federal prison for a weapons conviction. Many of his fans expressed support for the convicted rapper, whom they described as a role model, reports the Atlanta ...

Rapper TI to Serve Time in Arkansas

(Newser) - T.I. has 11 days to arrive at a low-security Arkansas prison for his year-and-a-day sentence on weapons charges, E! Online reports. The 28-year-old rapper, real name Clifford J. Harris Jr., will likely spend less than 2 months at the Forrest City federal prison, thanks to early release and...

MTV Ditches Rich-Kid Shows for Do-Good Obama Era

(Newser) - MTV is hoping to boost its sagging ratings by revamping itself in the image of the do-good Obama Era, reports the New York Times. In a new reality show, The Buried Life, four buddies road trip across the US, checking off the 100 things they hope to do before they...

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