September 9th, 2010
05:44 PM ET
Before his arrest on suspicion of drug possession, T.I. was making a solid comeback from a brief prison stint stemming from weapons charges. He's starred in a box-office success, dropped chart-scaling hits and has also been spotted in a promotion with AXE, the company behind some of those saucy ads for hair and body products.
But since his arrest, AXE has said they’re “reviewing” their relationship with the rap star.
In a statement to CNN, the company explained that they partnered with T.I. “earlier this year for a promotional campaign” because they were “encouraged that the entertainer was working to become a more positive role model for others.”
But, the statement went on, “We are troubled by this arrest.” Out of a need to “preserve the legal process,” AXE said they would comment at a later time if necessary, but “In the meantime, we are reviewing our promotional activities.” The company added, "AXE is committed to respecting and upholding the law and promoting a positive image to consumers."
When reached for comment, T.I.’s rep said that the artist “had fulfilled his obligations to AXE shortly after the concert and prior to his arrest."
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