T.I. thanks fans in letter from prison
December 8th, 2010
10:39 AM ET

T.I. thanks fans in letter from prison

T.I. may be currently incarcerated, but that hasn't stopped the rapper from penning a letter to his fans.

With the release of his seventh studio album, “No Mercy,” the Atlanta rapper and actor - who is currently serving an 11-month sentence for a probation violation stemming from a federal weapons conviction - was able to address his latest effort and his plethora of supporters on his website, TrapMuzik.com.

Calling “No Mercy” his “most honest and intimate installment,” the self-proclaimed King of the South thanked his fan base for “your prayers, your time and attention,” he wrote on his site.

“And remember....It doesn’t matter how long it’ll be before the next time you see me,” T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, went on. “What matters is that I’ll be a better man before that time comes. The longer I sit, the smarter I get…It’s a relief to know that there still are people who see a man with a life and not just another headline in the news.”

“No Mercy” is T.I.’s follow-up to the critical and commercial success, “Paper Trail.” On Tuesday, a viral video for "No Mercy's" title track hit the Internet and the Motion Family-directed video for his mixtape hit, “Pledge Allegiance,” debuted on BET’s "106 & Park."

In his letter, T.I. says that he has been in a constant conversation with God about his current situation. “Let me assure you all that I am definitely keeping my head up.  I don't consider myself done by far.  Also many of you are convinced as I am that God has a plan for me that he's preparing me for. How do you tell God Almighty that all you wanna do is LIVE LIFE???,” he asks. “What if all you wanna do is be a father to your kids, a husband to your wife, and son to your mother while providing insightful motivation through music?”

It's a conversation that T.I. says fans may eventually get to hear for themselves.

"Maybe you can look forward to hearing the dialogue between us set to music on the next album...which I'll be announcing the official title to sooner than later," he said. "But until then, thanks again for all your understanding, love and support.”


Filed under: Celebrities • Music

soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. yolanda owens

    ti keep your head up. you seriously can not please everybody. you will always have your haters and you will always have people that love you.i understand we are not perfect.stay focused on God ,put him FIRST and everything will fall into place.u got love from me,you and Tiny.

    December 9, 2010 at 2:49 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Sheree Brown

    TI --I am praying that you have made a change in your life, and continue to make good music....Please hold your head up and strive to do good things for your family and friends that are supporting you !!!! You need to get your life together, many of your fans are saying negative things about you.......you got to prove to your fans that you are a better guy than they think you are....Good Luck!!! and keep praying.....

    December 8, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. dbox

    new track feat t.i http://www.youtubes.jp/California/

    December 8, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Report abuse |
  4. druski

    That’s what’s up. It's good to hear that even through all his adversities, whether self inflicted or not, he has the capability of staying grounded and focused on what’s important. Hold ya head TI. I’ll still be as much a fan as I was when you get out this time.

    December 8, 2010 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. zbtrocker

    Sounds like he's got the right mindset.

    December 8, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  6. cheefsfury

    NO MERCY WAS ORIGINALLY CALLED KING UNCAGED BUT WE ALL KNOW THATS NOT TRUE WHEN IT COMES TO THIS GUY

    December 8, 2010 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
    • sonylegend

      You damn right.... this clown is a joke for him to even say that he is the king....

      King of what? King of the South? No more like Running his big mouth....
      http://WWW.SONYLEGEND.COM

      THE GAME IS OVER

      December 8, 2010 at 12:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • cheefsfury

      YO SONYLEGEND WHY U MAD BRO U ALWAYS SAY HOW ALL THE OTHER RAPPERS HERE ARE LIKE THIS AND LIKE THAT BUT YOUR A NOBODY JUST A JEALOUS SCRUB

      December 8, 2010 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |

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