Clifford “T.I.” Harris is looking rather dapper in his grey three-piece suit! The rapper was suited and booted as he hosted a celebration in honor of his K.I.N.G. Camp’s 2010 graduating class.
Tip also took a moment during the festivities to sit down with Julia Harding of Atlanta’s Fox5 News where he addressed rumors of a weekend wedding ceremony. He danced around the question about the impending nuptuals between he and longtime girlfriend/baby mama Tameka “Tiny” Cottle:
“I am not at the liberty to discuss, confirm or deny any allegations. Don’t belive everything you read online or see on tv. I have never commented on such subjects and I never will.”
When asked if we’ll be seeing wedding band on his finger soon, Tip responds, “You may or may not see a lot of different things. I cannot confirm any of these things”
In the exclusive post-prison interview which aired yesterday, the rap star also talked about what’s behind him, what’s ahead and why prison made him angry.
“[Prison] makes you angry, makes you angry. And it isn’t until you get back to your life you’re able to get away from that anger and back to the lessons and appreciation of finer things in your life,” said T.I., whose name is Clifford Harris.
Harris has been out of prison since December and he’s now on probation for the crime he was convicted of, trying to purchase illegal firearms and silencers in 2007.
“I believe the values I learned form my situation, and the morals I gained from going through my situation. I think prison kind of chipped away at the fabric of those ideas. It’s taken me a while now to get back,” said Harris.
Harris said what made him so angry was that he felt like he’d learned from his mistake before he ever went to prison.
“I could give you as much detail as words could give you, but nothing can successfully describe it as much as it is being deprived of love ones, family, children and so forth,” said Harris.
Harris will have a new album, “King Uncaged” coming out in a few months and he says he recorded 110 new songs since he’s been a free man.
“There’s a [metaphorical] meaning. Physically emotionally, artistically. Not just uncaged from prison, in every way you can possibly think I’m seeing light in a different light,” said Harris. (Source)
T.I. with his mentor Ambassador Andrew Young
The K.I.N.G. camp awards ceremony included recognition for outstanding efforts in conduct, leadership, sportsmanship, and academic achievement. Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed were also present in support of T.I.
The goal of the K.I.N.G. camp was to take urban kids from their current mind frames to future leaders in the community. After completing a 12 week summer camp, all the campers recieved certificates and laptops as a gift from T.I.P.
More photos + video from T.I.’s KING Camp Celebration over at FREDDYO