T.I. took advantage of advanced voting yesterday (10/29) in Henry County, Georgia. The rapper originally thought his voting privileges were revoked as a convicted felon, until he researched and learned that under a Georgia law felons are eligible if they’re not currently serving probation or a prison sentence.
“It’s a relief,” said the best-selling rapper, who stood in line for no more than 10 minutes on Wednesday before entering a polling center in suburban Atlanta to vote for the first time in his life.
“This what it is all about, not staying up late and waking up early to vote,” he added. “Now rather than just talking about it, I’m being about it. I’m leading by example, and it makes me feel a lot better.” (Source)
Way to go Tip!! Peep the video of T.I.’s first voting experience under the cut:
Check out Usher’s new video for “Hush”. The song is his ode to to community involvement and the video showcases all of Usher’s recent projects. It is a beautiful song and that makes a powerful statement. Also check out the version of “Hush” that features Barack Obama.
The mother of William Balfour, the “person of interest” in the murders of Jennifer Hudson’s mother, brother & nephew spoke up for her son on Nancy Grace the other day. She proclaims her son’s innocence and accuses Jennifer’s brother, Jason of selling drugs out of the house. Nancy Grace pounces in usual NG fashion and she and Mrs. Balfour battled it out on air.
In related news, police have found a gun near the location where the body of little Julian King was found that matches the caliber of the murder weapon. Forensic testing on the weapon will determine if it is indeed the weapon used in the murders. Authorities have also suggested that William Balfour may have had some assistance:
Although Chicago police have only one known suspect in the slayings of three relatives of actress Jennifer Hudson, some evidence suggests that more than one person may have been involved, law-enforcement sources said today.
Fellow blogger B. Scott took a moment to review the Scarlet Takes a Tumble video and pointed out every dayum thang! Black Sock, White Sock, wedges…words to the songs and all! I can’t take it. His commentary is hilarious and ole girl falling never gets old. BTW…she posted this video on YouTube herself, so don’t get all high and mighty with me about laughing at her fall. She’s laughing too…
T.I. is making the rounds on all the talk shows and he made his way to The Tyra Show yesterday. Sitting on stage looking like he smelled soooo good while flossin his shades and bright smile, Tip addressed more of the same ole questions from Tyra Banks, like why do they call you T.I., what does it stand for…etc. He also addressed losing his close friend Philant Johnson and why he decided to purchase weapons.
Tyra kept Tip for 3 segments on the show. In parts two and three of the video, Tip tells Tyra how old he was when he lost his virginity (very very young) and also what age he started rapping. The funniest part of this video was when Tyra asked him was he gonna come back from jail all buffed up like LL Cool J! My eyes are burning at that visual!!
TAG Records’ “Survival of the Freshest” tour hit the “A” Sunday evening at Center Stage. The venue was packed with hopefuls and the free event served as TAG’s grand finale event for the nationwide tour. There was a live emcee battle where the crowd was the deciding factor. I spotted DJ Cannon, Q da Kid, and Princess from Crime Mob. Keyshawn aka Markice Moore from G’s to Gents/ATL served as a quasi-host for the show as he announced each contestant and reviewed the applause meter.