T.I. to the rescue. After saving Creed frontman Scott Stapp from a suicide attempt in 2006, hip-hop’s guardian angel is opening up about his heroic experience.
The King of the South called into VH1s “Big Morning Buzz Live” and recounted how he and friend Phil entered the Delano hotel in Miami where they heard Stapp struggling on the balcony above them. Upon further investigation, they found a suicidal Stapp who they eventually calmed down.
“We heard groans, moans, and just sounds coming from the ceiling above the balcony,” said Tip. “We didn’t know who he was. We just kind of exchanged a little dialogue. I think soon after that we came to the conclusion that we should call some help.”
T.I. called an ambulance to take Stapp to the hospital. Surprisingly, the Atlanta rapper had no idea that he had saved a fellow musician’s life, no less the leader singer of Creed.
Stapp shared the story for the first time in his new memoir Sinner’s Creed. When asked how he kept the news under wraps, Tip laughed, “We operate on a don’t ask, don’t tell basis.”
Just this week, T.I. launched his #TroubleManTuesdays with a series of new content and behind-the-scenes sneak peeks leading up to the December 18 release of his album Trouble Man. His new single “Ball” featuring Lil Wayne is scheduled to hit iTunes on October 16.