Last evening I was relaxing on the couch and searching for some good reality TV. On one of the channels, T.I. flashed across the screen and I shrieked with excitement.
Fyi: T.I. aka Clifford Harris Jr. is on my list of celebrities who I would take my shirt off for…it’s his swagger and the way he wears a hat. I’m hot-flashing as I type.
If you don’t know, T.I and his wife (Tiny) have a reality show on VH1, called “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle.” In this half hour of TV gold, I learned the following:
- T.I. has a boatload of kids…I counted six, but who really knows
- T.I.’s lady does not meet the expectations I have for being the wife of such a beautiful rapper
- T.I. was arrested at the BET award show in 2007
- Even though he was in the clink, T.I. is still a gentleman
Side note: T.I. comes from the nickname “Tip” that was given by his great-grandfather. The nickname was shortened to T.I. after he was signed to Arista Records, which included rapper, Q-Tip…get it?
Watching T.I. be T.I. on his reality show got me thinking about one of my favise T.I. jams…”Top Back (Remix).” This song pops up on T.I.’s fourth studio album “King.” It’s great to cruise around to in your Honda and it includes a guest appearance by Young Jeezy <3.
The music video is a typical rap video…women are washing cars and the rappers are rapping in front of those cars. If T.I. wasn’t so damn handsome, I might have to give him the demeaning to women stamp…but my heart will not allow it.
Favise lyrics: “God damn my money sick/Ay! I need to see a doctor”
While I know that T.I. does not speak these words…you can’t deny how clever Young Jeezy is with his rhymes.
T.I. – If you are willing to relocate to Phila, I would be more than happy to buy you the Phillies hat in every color. Call me!
Bieber – 0 Honda Civic – 1
Get off the road and that includes the sidewalks…Justin Bieber is on the prowl.
Picture this – You are Justin Bieber – king of the tween girls. You are cruising in your black Ferrari, blasting “My Way” by Usher and BAM! A Honda Civic sneaks up out of the blue and bumps you. What a bummer, right? Thankfully, no one was hurt. According to the Los Angeles Police Department, “No one was injured and there was no damage to either vehicle.”
How did the accident occur? The Honda Civic was trying to go around Bieber in an underground parking garage unsuccessfully.
My take on this…Bieber was probably blocking an aisle, probably trying to text Kanye and the Honda driver (rightfully) got pissed and tried to go around. There was no police report filed, but if I were that Honda driver I would have asked for some cash on the spot. For Christ sakes that 17 year old kid is cruising around in a Ferrari! You should have blackmailed that tween dream and got yourself a brand new Honda Civic or at least got his phone number so you can continuously call and hang up on him.
Team Honda Civic!
Wednesday, August 31 was a special day in my heart. After 11 long months, T.I. was released from an Arkansas jail cell…Hallelujah! After his release, T.I. took to his Twitter page and wrote, “Feels great to be back where I belong … Back in the arms of those who need me the most.”
Under the conditions of his release, T.I. was in transit to a halfway house to finish out his sentence. Since this was a special day, T.I. did what any normal person would do; he decided to cruise to the halfway house in a luxury tour bus.
Stepping off the party bus in Atlanta, it wasn’t T.I.’s fans that were waiting for him…but the feds were. They took the famed rapper back into custody immediately.
When I heard the news that T.I. was taken back into custody, I like the rest of the planet exclaimed, “Huh?” No one really knows what happened. T.I.’s lawyer, Steve Sadow told TMZ.com, “We are awaiting the opportunity to quickly resolve whatever the issue may be that the Federal Bureau of Prisons has with T.I.’s method of transportation, bus, from Arkansas to Atlanta, so that T.I. can return to the halfway house to complete the remaining days of his sentence.”
T.I. and his entourage were probably poppin bottles, playing his greatest hits all the way from the prison and doing whatever he liked. The feds were probably jealous and decided to arrest his ass because he was living the dream and they weren’t.
I guess I’m taking my “Free T.I.” shirt out of retirement.
Since the cast of “Dancing with the Stars” was released, contestant Chaz Bono has caused quite the stir. Many people have some series issue with Chaz being on the show. The hating got so bad that Cher, the ultimate diva had to step in. Mother Cher released a few tweets in defense of her son.
Tweet #1: “Lovelies! Chaz is Being Viciously Attacked on Blogs & Message boards about being on DWTS!,” Cher tweeted . “This is Still America right? It took guts 2 do it.”
Tweet #2: “I support him no matter what he chooses 2do!” she also tweeted. “God! will there always be haters! It took COURAGE 2 do dwts! TG Chaz has an Unlimited supply.”
Tweet #3: “Can u guys check out sites & give him your support? BTW …Mothers don’t stop Getting angry with stupid bigots who fk with their children!”
In response to his mom’s tweets, Chaz replied, “”@cher Thanks for all your support mom. The haters are just motivating me to work harder and stay on DWTS as long as I possibly can.”
What is the big deal!? Let Chaz dance his heart out. While am I hoping for Rob <3 to win, I wouldn’t mind Chaz taking the mirrorball trophy home with him. I can’t wait to see Mother Cher in the audience cheering on her son. Maybe she will even sing on that second night DWTS feels the need to take an hour to announce who is getting kicked off.
Cher- You are not like a regular mom, you are the cool mom!
3. Gypsy Heart Tour – Miley Cyrus
aka the Corazón Gitano Tour…huh?
While this tour didn’t roll onto American soil (it was primarily in South America and Australia) I would have certainly gone to see this one for free. Miley sang my three favises: “Can’t Be Tamed,” “See You Again” and “Who Owns my Heart.” After hearing those three jams, I would have probably left and went somewhere else.
Are you wondering why Hannah Montana didn’t drive her tour bus into the U.S.A.? She wasn’t feeling the love. No, I’m not kidding. In an article from OK! Magazine, Miley revealed, “Right now I just want to go to the places where I am getting the most love and Australia and South America have done that for me.” Bummer for us. P.S. “Party in the U.S.A was on her set list. Does that bother anyone else? I guess she’s just being Miley (sorry, I had to put that in there).
Why I would see this tour for free? Who wouldn’t want to see Miley Cyrus running around stage like an animal without the blonde wig? And who wouldn’t want be surrounded by screaming teenyboppers? Sounds like a bitchin evening.
2. Get $leazy Tour – Ke$ha
While I am a fan of a bunch of Ke$ha’s songs and the name “Get $leazy” is really enticing, I don’t think I would fork over the $$$. But if the tickets were free…
Her set list is full of all the Ke$ha hits we have been bombarded with ever since she hit the scene. The “Blow” singer even throws in a cover of (You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party). As for the theme of this show, it’s described as a “basement rave-up” party. In an article from Spin Magazine, “Ke$ha & Co. will transform theaters and auditoriums into anarchic basement rave-ups, which go back to her early days growing up in Tennessee. “We used to have parties in Nashville and we’d play and set shit on fire until the cops came,” she says. “It’s not scripted. It’s pretty trashy. And it’s genuinely fun.”
Why I would see this tour for free? Have you ever seen any of Ke$ha’s performances? If you look up hot mess in the dictionary, you’ll see a picture of her on tour. If you haven’t see her live, please click here and you’ll understand why I would go for free. That is all.
Ke$ha is getting sleazy throughout North America, Australia and Europe until the end of September so you still have a chance. Check out Ke$ha’s website for tour dates.
Don’t get me wrong I love T.I. I love the way he dresses, his beats and his swagger. But these days his pretty ass is sitting in an Arkansas jail. I wonder if the prison has a recording studio?
Anywho, I have seen T.I. perform live at various award shows and he always puts on a great show. Clifford doesn’t seem to mess up the lyrics and he basically has his life together during live performances.
I think I lost my luster for him when I found out he was arrested again with Tiny (his wife…boo) for ecstasy.
Another reason is the fact that he hasn’t released any new music since 2010. I was always used to new T.I. music all the time. Maybe it’s just me missing out on all the T.I. news, hopefully he is getting some divine inspiration for his next album. I see the title being something like “Scared Straight.”
I hope T.I. can make an epic comeback. Depending on when that comeback is, I might even decide to pay for tickets. As of right now, I’m going to make a decision…decision made: I would only go see T.I. for free. Why would I see T.I.P for free? S.W.A.G.G.E.R.