T.I. Responds to Critics After Suicide Intervention

T.I.

No good deed goes unpunished. Despite being a good Samaritan and helping prevent an attempted suicide yesterday, T.I. is now being faced with critics who question his motives.

The “Got Your Back” hitmaker rushed to the scene upon hearing that a man was threatening to leap to his death from the top of a 22-story building in downtown Atlanta on Wednesday (Oct. 13). He made a detour on the way to a video shoot and offered to help the cops, persuading the man to come down using a heartfelt video message.

Tip, who has a court hearing scheduled Friday for his recent arrest on drug possession, said he was not motivated by his personal interests. “For one, I’m not taking any credit,” he told V103’s Ryan Cameron. “I didn’t do it… I could’ve just as well came down there and it could have been resolved in another way. The fact of the matter is that God put me in a position to help, and I can’t take any credit for that.

“I didn’t wake up this morning with the intentions of going down and helping hostage negotiators talk someone down off of a ledge. I don’t think that could be in anyone’s plan of action. If not me, then who? If not now, then when? Sometimes life happens certain ways.”

Atlanta officer James Polite vouched for Tip. “He didn’t have to stop. He could’ve kept on going about his business,” he told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “We’re happy it ended the way it did, and we thank him.”

The rapper also delivered a message to his supporters who have been disappointed by his repeat run-ins with the law. “All of those who have been let down by these circumstances, I want to give you my sincerest apologies and let you know that I will make it up to you and make you proud in the future.”



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7 Comments

  1. star

    T.I. is a hero i hope he dont go to jail//prision

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  2. tajo

    I know someone very close to me that is suicidal. I am afraid that will get a call saying that this person is gone. I have tried to get this person help,but there are more people than u knowing suffering right before your eyes. T.I. has his own issues if he helped one person so be it. Everything that you get in life is not always for you sometimes it is to help others. I applaud him for being selfless instead of selfish.

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  4. K.K.

    nice man ;D

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  5. Regina

    i think that anyone who takes the time to help someone in dire need in a life or death situation deserves a lot of credit. if his words helped someone not end their life, then nothing but good has come out of the situation. mental health issues are serious and unfortunately can lead to suicidal situations. he showed kindness and compassion by helping this person. good work! shows not all famous people are only concerned with themselves.

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  6. Joyams

    There will always be people to hate about every sh!t that’s happenin on the face of the earth.

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