T.I. Talks Suicidal Jumper Off The Ledge


T.I. wishes you’d step back from the ledge, my friend (What? You were all thinking it). While on his way to shoot a music video in Atlanta, the 30-year old rapper heard on the radio that a man was threatening to jump off of the 22nd-story station headquarters. That’s when Tip sprung into action and sped over to the scene.  “Something in me just said, ‘man you gotta try and help. You gotta do whatever you can,’ “he told TMZ later that day.

T.I., known as Clifford Harris to his mom, asked the authorities what he could do to help, and ended up recording a video message for the distraught jumper.  In it he said, “Nothing is that bad. Nothing in life is worth taking your life. I’m here to help you. Please come down to talk to me.” His pleas worked, and the man agreed to come down as long as he got some time to talk with T.I. one-on-one.

Sure Tip’s had some troubles with the law in the past. He’s served seven months in prison for firearms offenses in 2009, and is currently on probation for drug offenses. But it seems to us that he’s turned over a new leaf. Launching a foundation to fight Alzheimer’s? Rescuing strangers from tall buildings with a single vid-message? It’s official: T.I. wants Superman’s job.

[Photo: Images]

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