*T.I. has made his first public appearance since leaving prison.
The rapper on Monday attended a fundraiser for Alzheimer’s research, dubbed “For the Love of Our Fathers,” hosted by his fiancée Tameka “Tiny” Cottle” at Atlanta’s Opera venue.
The event was filmed for her BET reality show “Tiny & Toya,” which follows the lives of Cottle and Toya Carter, Lil Wayne’s ex-wife and the mother of his first child.
“I am very well, very happy to be seen,” said T.I., who joined Cottle onstage at the end of the benefit, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
T.I. continues to serve the remainder of his sentence on a gun-possession charge in a Georgia halfway house. He’s also recording tracks for his forthcoming album in a private studio.
MTV News caught up with T.I.’s manager and Grand Hustle label partner Jason Geter to see when Tip’s post-prison album is slated to hit shelves.
“We did a deal with the film studio Screen Gems for the movie ‘Takers’ with T.I. Both the album and the film are coming out at the end of the summer,” Geter said. “So, yeah, we have a release date.”