Atlanta rapper T.I. arrested on weapo...

Atlanta rapper T.I. arrested on weapons charges

There are 40 comments on the Atlanta Journal-Constitution story from Oct 16, 2007, titled Atlanta rapper T.I. arrested on weapons charges. In it, Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that:

“What we often forget is that the troubled lives that these young men rap about is the troubled lives that they live”

A day is the difference between fame and infamy. Saturday, Atlanta artist T.I. was up for nine awards at the BET Hip-Hop Awards show, held in Atlanta. via Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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dylan214u

Gainesville, GA

#1 Oct 16, 2007
Thank God for snitchers. He lost his right to arms when he went on probation and he knew it. Snithing had nothing to do with what's wrong here. Submachine guns. Really now, what's that for? Bird hunting?

“Selah”

Since: Aug 07

Marietta, GA

#2 Oct 16, 2007
Some people just don't understand how to be free from mess. If you are given the chance to turn bad into good TAKE it and run away as fast as you can. I don't feel sorry for him. If he has to do jail time it's what he deserves.
Bahamamama

Englewood, CO

#3 Oct 16, 2007
I was really admiring T. I. on Hip Hop vs. America because he was really talking intelligently. Also Nelly was talking intelligently as well. But it seems like some of the rappers can't seem to separate the streets from fame!!

When you have security and goons, it is no need for you to have all those weapons. And the type of weapons was really scaring!! He has to learn the hard way like Mike Vick but sometimes you can never bounce back!!

I am pretty sure people was trying to tell T.I. about the company he was keeping but a hard head makes a soft behind!!
Need More REAL Hip Hop

United States

#4 Oct 16, 2007
T.I. is overrated anyway, who cares...
Jones n

Austell, GA

#5 Oct 17, 2007
Need More REAL Hip Hop wrote:
T.I. is overrated anyway, who cares...
You must be a hater! you don't know what these people are dealing with. This is how T.I. makes his living, vs how you make yours. Granted it was crazy for him to be caught up this way, however he will get through this.......
Jones n

Austell, GA

#6 Oct 17, 2007
LaTasha wrote:
Some people just don't understand how to be free from mess. If you are given the chance to turn bad into good TAKE it and run away as fast as you can. I don't feel sorry for him. If he has to do jail time it's what he deserves.
Black woman, are you just stupid or just ignorant? No one deserves to be in the white man's jail, for them to control. How do you know that he was even given a
The Man

Phenix City, AL

#7 Oct 17, 2007
Jones n,

You're an idiot. Yes, people belong in jail. White people, black people, brown people, yellow people. People who make the world unsafe for those of us who are normal and want to get along peacefully don't need to be out the streets. Get the race chip off your shoulder and think like a grown up.

“Selah”

Since: Aug 07

Marietta, GA

#8 Oct 17, 2007
Jones n wrote:
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Black woman, are you just stupid or just ignorant? No one deserves to be in the white man's jail, for them to control. How do you know that he was even given a
What are you talking about? Didn't I say people? Why are you making this a gender issue? He should have thought about not going to jail before he bought illegal guns. I'm not going to sit here and take up for someone who had a chance to change his life and choose not to.

“Selah”

Since: Aug 07

Marietta, GA

#9 Oct 17, 2007
Jones n wrote:
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Black woman, are you just stupid or just ignorant? No one deserves to be in the white man's jail, for them to control. How do you know that he was even given a
I apologize I misread your text. That is my opinion. He should have thought about that before he broke the law. He has been to jail before so why take a chance at returning. He has children he should have been thinking about.
Vankelia

Charleston, SC

#10 Oct 19, 2007
LaTasha wrote:
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I apologize I misread your text. That is my opinion. He should have thought about that before he broke the law. He has been to jail before so why take a chance at returning. He has children he should have been thinking about.
Have you ever thought maybe his children are the reason why he took this risk. He has been shot at in the past. He is daddy and he have to take on the gender role of the protector. Don't give me that his should use his fist. How many fists have you encountered that protect you from a bullet. I am all for gun control if i could destroy them all i would but the reality is that is not going to happen no time soon.
jay floyd

Rochdale, UK

#11 Oct 21, 2007
Vankelia wrote:
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Have you ever thought maybe his children are the reason why he took this risk. He has been shot at in the past. He is daddy and he have to take on the gender role of the protector. Don't give me that his should use his fist. How many fists have you encountered that protect you from a bullet. I am all for gun control if i could destroy them all i would but the reality is that is not going to happen no time soon.
wtf this is a millionare ur talkin bout he dont need to be walkin round with guns to protect himself he could afford to make himself bullet proof! he jst needs to realise he aint in the hood no more and start thinkin smart!
joe mama

Marietta, GA

#12 Oct 21, 2007
T.I goin' to jail. Live with it. Nothing you can do about it. Quit talkin about this like you can change anything. Words are powerless

“Selah”

Since: Aug 07

Marietta, GA

#13 Oct 22, 2007
Vankelia wrote:
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Have you ever thought maybe his children are the reason why he took this risk. He has been shot at in the past. He is daddy and he have to take on the gender role of the protector. Don't give me that his should use his fist. How many fists have you encountered that protect you from a bullet. I am all for gun control if i could destroy them all i would but the reality is that is not going to happen no time soon.
That may be the case but what happens now? If he has to do jail time what about his children? Was it worth it? He is a convicted felon so he broke the law by having the guns period. And did he really need machine guns with silencers? Don't you think he should have learned his lesson when his best friend died? It just doesn't seem worth the risk to me.
babyface

Hollis, NY

#14 Oct 22, 2007
Need More REAL Hip Hop wrote:
T.I. is overrated anyway, who cares...
Are u stupid T.I is not overrate/ and people do care so u chould think about what u say before saying it
Playfulatheart

Duluth, GA

#15 Oct 24, 2007
Too funy....

1) Convicted felons lose their rights to bear arms, that is nothing new...

2) The fact that you have been convicted means you are stupid enough to have been caught doing illegal stuff already. Chances are that you will be caught again.

3) The guns purchased were not even legal weapons, or legally purchased weapons.

He has nobody to blame but himself. He choose to engage in another illegal activity, and has proven, once again, that he is not smarter than the law enforcement agencies.
W-town livin

Shelbyville, IN

#16 Nov 2, 2007
Most of you people sit here and talk on stuff you dont even know about.. T.I. is a great rapper and an inspiration to many kids and adults.. if you havent lived a life like what he had to go through im speakin on growin up in the trap and havin to do things that may not exactly be right to get along.. you sit here and say that those people cant be on the streets but if you were in that situation you would jus crumble... but T.I. does what he has to do to keep his family and friends safe no matter to what extent thats the way some people are raised... He will get out of jail and get back on track...
hoodlum

United States

#17 Nov 2, 2007
Need More REAL Hip Hop wrote:
T.I. is overrated anyway, who cares...
Wait until he gets rated in prison. He'll be singing in the shower from now on.
Nahmien

United States

#18 Nov 2, 2007
T.I. is an example of a true Gangster. Though he was wrong for purchasing illegal fire arms can we say he had no reason to do so? How many death threats has he received. Yes he could walk around in a vest but that just makes you a target if you have no gun. I do think he should have considered who he hangs around and evaluated his life style if it's that dangerous to be T.I. But for all we know he has the guns in his house for his body guards to use in case of emergency. It does seem to me that he was just caught ridin dirty but how many of us do things we know we shouldn't in the hope of ending up on top of the situation such as not paying your car insurance or not registering your car or driving without a license. Yes these offenses are minor but imagine if he was a victim of an assassination or a member of his family was killed and he was unable to defend them due to him living by the book as they say. Would we then say good that's what happens to felons children when there father was a drug dealer. If that's the case then we need to revaluate how America was built on Tobacco and Liquor both legal but at one time Liquor was illegal and the bootlegging of which spawned an American past time known now as NASCAR. I wish him and every man the best quality of life possible.

“A kinder gentler assassin”

Since: Sep 07

Middle Earth

#19 Nov 2, 2007
hoodlum wrote:
<quoted text>Wait until he gets rated in prison. He'll be singing in the shower from now on.
LMAO!

“A kinder gentler assassin”

Since: Sep 07

Middle Earth

#20 Nov 2, 2007
joe mama wrote:
T.I goin' to jail. Live with it. Nothing you can do about it. Quit talkin about this like you can change anything. Words are powerless
Words are anything but powerless. It is you that are misguided.

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