Rapper T.I. Talks Man Out of Jumping Off 22-Story Atlanta Skyscraper

Celebrity News Oct. 14, 2010 AT 8:51AM
Rapper T.I. Talks Man Out of Jumping Off 22-Story Atlanta Skyscraper Credit: Bennett Raglin/WireImage.com

Rapper T.I. talked a suicidal man down from a 22-story Atlanta skyscraper on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old hip-hop star (real name: Clifford Harris) heard about the situation on the radio and drove to the building, home of Atlanta radio station V-103.

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He quickly joined the crowd and law enforcement officials outside the building and volunteered to help police persuade the stranger not to commit suicide.

The man agreed to come down in exchange for a few minutes face-to-face with the rapper.

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The man seemed to be "beat up by life," the rapper later told the Associated Press.

"I told him it ain't that bad. It'll get better, to put the time and effort into making it better," he said. "I just reminded him ... it looks bad right now, but it can turn around."

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The man, whose name hasn't been released, was taken to a hospital for psychological evaluation.

The rapper is due in court Friday for a parole hearing after being arrested on suspicion of drug offenses last month in Los Angeles. He's on supervised release after spending a year in prison on federal weapons charges.

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