T.I. Posts Message on His Website About His Imprisonment
Mon, 08 Nov 2010 11:26:05
T.I. posted a message on his website to address his actions after entering a federal prison last Monday. The message is quite self-aware and expresses remorse at the actions which landed Tip back behind bars at one of the most professionally promising times of his life. He lost lucrative liquor and personal hygiene endorsements. He is now separated from his new wife Tameka Cottle. He had a number one film at the box office and was about to release his new album. But it all got hiccupped by his arrest in Los Angeles in September. Sigh. The rapper has to be kicking himself, but publicly, he is owning up and for that, I respect him.
No Mercy will surely be my best work yet. After all, isn't that what it's all about? If I never went to prison, never did drugs, never f'ed up again, did everything right and never made great music... would you even care enough to comment on T.I.? Doubt it, so bear that in mind while you jump to your conclusions. Martin Luther King once said, 'Notice not the comments of your enemies but the silence of your friends.' So although I'm still in touch, watching, reading and listening, I'm not concerned with what negative people say more than I am with what positive people don't."
What do you think of T.I.'s statement? Do you think he will exit jail in a year a changed man with a lot of material for another album?