Atlanta-based rapper/actor/reality television star Clifford “T.I.” Harris was recently honored by the city of Jackson, Mississippi.
Harris was in Jackson Miss. last Wednesday (September 24, 2014), where he spoke at several Jackson area schools.
His message? Avoid making the mistakes that he once made.
Mayor Tony Yarber presented the key to the city to Harris, honoring T.I. for his contribution to Jackson, MS, stating that the rapper has a huge impact on young people in encouraging them to stay away from crime.
More photos of T.I.’s honor + video his motivational acceptance speech below…
T.I. poses with Jackson, MS Mayor Tony Yarber
T.I. hit the mic to address the crowd, giving a great acceptance speech. In it, he states:
I’ve learned that doing the same things you’ve always done, will only get you the same things you’ve always got. If you want something different, you must do something different. If you want something better, you must do things better.
The Mayor told me he named it the bold new city, therefore… he must want some bold new improvements. And I’m proud to be a part of it.
What do you think of Tip’s honor and his moving acceptance speech?
PHOTOS: Thaddeus McAdams (Exclusive Access)