T.I. helps get suicidal man safely off Atlanta high-rise ledge
T.I. was on his way to shoot a music video when he heard about the situation on the radio and decided to offer his help, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "Something in me just said, 'Man you gotta try and help. You gotta do whatever you can.'"
Police taped a video message from T.I. and sent it up to the potential jumper, who agreed to come down. The man chatted with the performer for a few minutes before he was taken to a hospital.
"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. "I just reminded him know that I know. It looks bad right now, but it can turn around."
The rapper "didn't have to stop. He could've kept on going about his business," a police officer told
T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, is due in an Atlanta court Friday to review the status of his probation -- he recently finished doing time for a weapons charge -- after he and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, were arrested on drug charges Sept. 1 on the Sunset Strip.
-- Christie D'Zurilla
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Photo: Rapper-turned-"Takers" actor T.I. at the Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills on Aug. 20, 2010. Credit: Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times
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