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Rapper T.I. Helped Talk Suicidal Man From Jumping To His Death


ATLANTA, Georgia –A man threatening to jump to his death from an Atlanta city skyscraper was talked down to safety by rapper T.I. on Wednesday.

After hearing about the situation on the radio, T.I. said he drove to the 22-story building in Midtown Wednesday and told police he wanted to help.

Rescue workers said T.I. recorded a cell phone video of himself that was then sent up to the man to prove that the rapper was really there.

The man then agreed to come down in exchange for a few minutes of face time with T.I. whose real name is Clifford Harris.

"I told him it ain't that bad. It'll get better, to put the time and effort into making it better,” T.I. said in a phone interview with The Associated Press.

“I just reminded him know that I know. It looks bad right now, but it can turn around.”

The hip-hop Atlanta native said the man appeared to be “beat up by life.”

The man, whose identity was not released, was taken to a local hospital for elevation and treatment.

The rapper’s good deed comes on the heels of recent legal troubles. T.I. is due on court Friday for a parole hearing after he was arrested on suspicion of drug offenses last month in Los Angeles.

T.I. is currently on supervised release after spending a year in prison on federal weapons charges.

PHOTO: Grammy award winning artist Clifford 'TI' Harris and wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris [AP Photo/Gregory Smith]

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