According to TMZ, T.I. came to the rescue when cops responded to a 911 call about a man who was threatening to jump off a building in downtown Atlanta the same building where Ryan Cameron’s Radio Show on V103 is based.
T.I. apparently heard about the jumper on the radio and called Ryan Cameron to see if there was anything he could do to help out with the situation. Ryan reportedly told T.I. to roll over to the building, where the rapper met with police and recorded a heartfelt video message which cops then played for the man on the roof. After the man saw T.I.’s video he agreed to step off the ledge and met T.I. in the lobby, where the two were able to talk things out.
In related news T.I. is due in court on Friday regarding his recent drug possession charges.
T.I. spoke to 107.9′s Durtty Boyz about what made him decide to help the suicidal man today. He explained:
“When they told me he was 22, a young black man, something in me just said, ‘hey man, you gotta see what you can do to help.’”
He also addressed suspicions that the whole thing might have been a hoax arranged by him to help sway the federal judge scheduled to determine on Fri., Oct. 15 whether his probation should be revoked since his recent L.A. arrest.
I don’t see how it could be thought, believed or assumed that I’m in any way trying to manipulate this situation.I told him no matter how bad it seems, it gets better. I looked at him and I said, ‘Now you know I know.”
When asked what motivated him to help a stranger at a time when his own future is up in the air, T.I. said:
“I’ve always been the one to go that extra mile to connect with the people who don’t nobody else care to connect with,” he said. “Regardless of my circumstances or not, I’ve always been that person, so this isn’t outside of my character. This isn’t anything that’s abnormal. I believe that this is what God put me here to do.”
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