T.I. has confirmed reports that he helped prevent a man from committing suicide yesterday and stated he doesn't expect his good deed to impact tomorrow's parole violation hearing.
According to T.I., he claims his appearance on the scene occurred by coincidence and that his Good Samaritan act was guided by divine intervention.
"I'm not taking any credit," T.I. said in an interview with radio host Ryan Cameron. "It could have been resolved in another way. The fact of the matter is God put me in a position, and put in my spirit to be in the 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 a ledge. I don't think that could be in anyone's plan of action. I don't expect this to have any different impact on any of my circumstances. That wasn't my motivation." (Atlanta Journal Constitution)
Details on T.I.'s heroism hit the Internet yesterday afternoon.
T.I. saves the day. Or at least the possible Midtown jumper's life.Atlanta Police tell CL the rap star visited the scene of today's incident and told officers he wanted to speak with the unidentified man who around 4 p.m. had threatened to jump from the 22-story Colony Square Building. (Creative Loafing)
The man was reportedly given a personal message from T.I., stating that the rapper wanted to speak with him.
Investigators sent in a hostage negotiator to help talk the man down. Atlanta police said T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, was in the area and stopped by the scene to see if he could help. Police took a message from T.I. to the man on the roof, saying the rapper was downstairs and wanted to talk to him. According to police, the would-be jumper got down from the roof and walked down to the lobby, where he talked to T.I. for a few minutes. (My Fox Atlanta)
Tomorrow, T.I. will appear in court for his probation violation hearing.
T.I. is headed back to federal court in Atlanta next week to explain why his probation shouldn't be revoked after his recent arrest in Los Angeles. U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell Jr. has set the hearing for 2 p.m. on Oct. 15 for T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris. The same judge sentenced Harris for firearms violations. (Associated Press)