*Rappers have gotten a lot more involved with the election this time around. From Jay-Z hosting a major fundraiser; to Lupe going in on politics via Twitter, folks are really getting serious about their president.
Most recently T.I. offered up his opinion about the upcoming election.”
During an interview with 92.3 NOW/NYC, he was blunt as ever about the funny things politics do to people.
“I don’t kiss nobody’s a**. I don’t care who you is,” he said. “If you really don’t feel like this or you really don’t know anything about what you’re saying and you’re just speaking out your neck – as my grandmamma used to say – I think that’s kissing a**, man,” T.I. said. “But if you really support this man and his policies and procedures than you have every right to support him, publicly or privately.”
(Scroll down to watch the interview.)
T.I. isn’t only making an impact politically, he’s also changing fans’ lives.
Creed singer Scott Stapp admitted on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz last week that the rapper saved his life.
The singer checked himself into a penthouse in Miami’s Delano Hotel, and held himself prisoner to alcohol and drugs.
He jumped over his balcony and fell 40 feet, fracturing his skull and breaking his hip.
He said a “guardian angel” showed up after lying there for two-and-a-half hours.
“I had met T.I. back in 2004, we were both writing songs for ‘The Passion of The Christ: Songs Inspired By’ soundtrack and we had briefly interacted there and knew what each other looked like,” Stapp revealed. “We’d talked about being fans of Alabama.”
The singer continued, “He walked in, and I found out later it was the only room left in the hotel and he came in off the street and came out, and as I’m laying on the ledge, blood fell to [T.I.’s] feet and he looked up and he had an Alabama hat on,” he explained. “I said, ‘roll tide,’ and then he looked at me and put two and two together and really saved my life.”