T.I. Addresses Fans In Last Letter From Prison Before September Release

Tip reaches out to his fans one last time before he's back on the streets next month.

T.I. has written an open letter to his fans one last time before his release from prison on September 29th.

The letter, posted on his website TrapMuzik.com, reflects on the long road that he's traveled throughout the years, explaining that many who know his suffering and pain are surprised that he could endure it for so long.

"A lot of people who are aware of all that has happened to me in my life say that there aren’t many men who could have endured and withstood so much pain, pressure and turmoil while managing to remain sane and keep their wits about them," he wrote. "I must say that I wouldn’t have been able to do so without God’s grace and having a strong support system behind me every step of the way."

Read the full letter below.

What up world? This will be my last message from Forrest City. Just reaching out and sending my love, respect and appreciation to all who have been ridin’ with me throughout this chapter in my life and not just recently but since all the things started happening one after another back in ’06. From Big Phil’s murder to my beautiful little angel Leiah being called home to heaven, to my arrest in ’07, the 1st prison sentence in ’09, to this last journey that I’m nearing the end of. A lot of people who are aware of all that has happened to me in my life say that there aren’t many men who could have endured and withstood so much pain, pressure and turmoil while managing to remain sane and keep their wits about them. I must say that I wouldn’t have been able to do so without God’s grace and having a strong support system behind me every step of the way. So often we spend time acknowledging the presence of “haters” and all the negativity they send our way but we don’t take the time to acknowledge and appreciate all the ones who love and support us and supply us with the positive energy we need to overcome. We complain about the pain so much that we don’t even notice how much stronger, wiser and better of a person the suffering has allowed us to become. I heard Pac say once “To live is to suffer and to survive is to find meaning in that suffering.” I later found out it came from an author by the name of Friedrich Nietzsche. When I heard Pac say that it was just some hard shit to hear your favorite rapper say before he kicked a verse. Now that I’ve gone through it and grown from it those words have a real true meaning to me. I know this won’t be my last battle with adversity but it has truly prepared me for whatever else may come in the future. For that also I’m thankful. Now it goes without saying that I hate I had to come back to prison for these 10 months but I am truly grateful for the knowledge, growth and understanding I’ve received from the experience.

Next time you hear from me I’ll be back out there with you. Doing for those who can’t do for themselves and speaking for those whose voices are never heard. When I touch down, I’m going all the way back to square one, like I’m fresh in the game and never sold a record. Back on some I’M SERIOUS, TRAP MUZIK shit… But until then RESPECT to all who deserve it. I’ll be back at you in a minute.

- KING

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18 Comments

  • mikeboss

    prediction- all of u haters gon be dick ridin T.I. as soon as his first post incarceration single drop. "this shit fire" "go hard as hell" "bump this in da whip" two faced bitches. go eat a dick and kill yo self.

  • the real

    the king is on his way back. he about to body shit soon !!!! and drop a classic album on muthafuckas. fuck all u dumb simple simon hatin bitch ass scum bags. tip did shit some of u won't ever do in life (good and bad). check ya self people !!!!

  • Bastion Booger

    Am I supposed to feel sorry for him? Tired of seeing people getting a million chances because they're celebrities. He's a dumbass, I used to like him, now I can't stand him..

    • joem

      I agree with you. This dude is just straight up stupid for real. Does stupid shit, doesn't learn from it and repeats the same mistakes over and over. I was a big fan of TI back in the urban legend days.. but ever since TI vs TIP, dude has fallen the fuck off in my eyes. To me this dude is less relevant than Shyne. The nail in the coffin for me was that TI rihanna joint and that swagger like us shit.. after that I was like fuck this bullshit.

  • Bastion Booger

    Am I supposed to feel sorry for him? Tired of seeing people getting a million chances because they're celebrities. He's a dumbass, I used to like him, now I can't stand him.

  • GSONII

    About 3 months from now people will be clicking on his new tracks just to type the word snitch. Funny how the fools that hate on this character are just as big or bigger clowns.

  • ItsTheTruth

    "So often we spend time acknowledging the presence of “haters” and all the negativity they send our way but we don’t take the time to acknowledge and appreciate all the ones who love and support us and supply us with the positive energy we need to overcome. We complain about the pain so much that we don’t even notice how much stronger, wiser and better of a person the suffering has allowed us to become." Real Talk.

  • bisquic

    Isn't that a quote from DMX not Pac?...

  • JOE6PACKNCGBOR336

    niggaz slept on im serouis we was on that shit the day it came out hope he cant take back to that

  • Garrett Perkins

    Just hope T.I. can have some of his friends keep him out of trouble. Stay out of them clubs and he should do just fine.

  • Am Alive

    This nigga like the new DMX: Back in jail as soon as he gets out. Let's hope he can keep himself out of trouble.

  • truth

    It sounds like he learned from the 2nd stint what he forgot to learn first time around. Like what Wayne learned in there. Go Tip.

  • Truthenola

    Yawn .. who cares , stay in there dumbass

  • Anonymous

    kill yourself please...thanks

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