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T.I. Makes First Talk Show Appearance Since Jail Stint On "The View", Talks Relationship Book

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T.I. hit up "The View" today to talk about his new fictional novel, "Power & Beauty," which he says he wrote much of during his last jail stint.

 

Check out the clip inside of Mr. Harris getting back in the good graces of the ladies, plus his latest interview about the book and his new music, inside...

Cliff hit up "The View" today to discuss his latest novel and also his 11-month sentence and how he's going to keep himself out of trouble.  He told Barbara Walters and the ladies:

In order to have a different result, you'll have to take a different approach.  Staying clean and sober.

And about people's criticms of why he keeps getting in trouble over and over again, he responded:

It should be taken into consideration how long, before becoming T.I., I was living the life I was living.  Since I was 14, 15, 16 years old, and I'm 31 now.  Now, I broke the habit.  It was a whole discipline factor.

Peep the full clip above.

T.I. also spoke with Huff Post Black Voices this week about his return to the game and his upcoming reality show.  Here's a few quotables:

On the synopsis of your novel, "Power & Beauty"
"Power & Beauty" is a fictional story that I collaboratively came up with, with David Ritz, and we set out to make a story about real characters living in the world that I'm all-too familiar with, and the conflicts and challenges that they experience as young teenagers. Or basically, going from their teenage years and being thrust into adulthood by real-life tragic circumstances and the decisions that they make which shapes the rest of their lives.

On his post-jail life
It felt wonderful just to put my feet back onto the ground on this side of things. And everything that came with that was wonderful. For me, that performance was one of the things that came with it that week. I also enjoyed going to my son's football game. I enjoyed sleeping in my own bed. I enjoyed opening my refrigerator, changing the channel on my television -- you know, just the small things in life. And hitting the stage was just one of many things that I was able to get back to and enjoy that week. Actually I hit the stage a few times. Taylor Swift hit me up and we did our thing at Phillips Arena the day after [my release], I believe.

On what fans can expect from his upcoming reality show
We are doing a television documentary, basically a peek inside our life. But the term "reality show" has such a horrible stigma to it. The term "reality show," I feel that it insults the integrity of all of the hard work, effort and energy. And just the passion that a true artist puts into what we really do. Anything that I do is going to be of a certain standard and a certain quality that I feel the term "reality show" conflicts with that. So I ain't going to call it that. It's a television show that me and my family are doing, it's called "The Family Hustle." And basically it gives you a peek inside my life and shows you that I'm responsible for shaping and molding lives, personally and professionally. Personally, everyone in my family got something that they're trying to do and it's my job to take their desires and passions and cultivate their success. And also how to balance my personal life and obligations at home as a son, as father, as a husband, as a friend. As well as how to balance those with my professional obligations. A lot of people always say, "Hey man, how do you always stay so connected with your family and keep strong family ties and still rip and run, and do stuff professionally? How do you work as hard as you do and still stay so present?" And I think this kind of answers their question visually.

On if the kids will learn about his incarceration on the show
Without question. I'm an honest, open father. I'm as transparent as I can be with them understanding. They know that I've done things in life that they are not to ever do. And they know that I've lived a lifestyle that I worked hard for them not to ever have to experience. I stress the point of accountability, of being held responsible for your actions and having to reap what you sow.

Check out the full interview HERE.

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I can't stand Barbara Walters. Great interview TI. Loves him...
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i bet you that t.i. didnt

i bet you that t.i. didnt write any part of this book accept for the acknowlegement page and the forword if it includes one. we all know david ritz wrote the book and t.i. just gave him an imput here and there
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i bet you that t.i. didnt

i bet you that t.i. didnt write any part of this book accept for the acknowlegement page and the forword if it includes one. we all know david ritz wrote the book and t.i. just gave him an imput here and there
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I dont believe T.I. ever read a book much less written one. T.I. Just got out of jail for the third time so hoe us he offer tips to anyone on living on the right tack. He needs to live by example first then talk to me.
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Maybe you are a tad

Maybe you are a tad misinformed or just buying into the hype that Black men arent educated, but if you have ever heard him speak you would know that he is quite intelligent. Him, David Banner ( a college grad) and alot of other rappers that have successfully navigated through the BUSINESS af hip-hop. And who said he was living his life to be an example to you? Jesus is an example, T.I is just a man with a past full of mistakes and an opportunity to do better ( which he should definitly do) but he is not a role model, he's just a human. We all have an opinion hun, try to make yours educated. Thanks.
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You sound stupid. The man

You sound stupid. The man just got out of jail where he didn't eat the best quality of food or had access to skin care products. whats your excuse because If we had more than your denial I would bet a paycheck your skin is no better.
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The man is FINE, his hair cut

The man is FINE, his hair cut is SOOOOO FRESH, his smile is effervescent. . . I had to represent/speak for us straight girls.
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Well since I don't support

Well since I don't support any of this music nowadays I know there's nothing T.I's book can offer me so I'll pass.
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sound like you want to start

sound like you want to start a band wagon. the only problem is that your wagon has no wheels. The book is a fictional novel it's not supposed to offer you anything other than a story. you need help FS you're driving your life into 1 purpose and 1 purpose only and that instigation. you think it's just having fun and it is, but YOU FS need to do it EVERYDAY under multiple names. You're crossing the line of "just for fun" TO just for PURPOSE in life. get help. . . get help. . . . get help. . . . get help . . . . . . . I'm serious get help. . . . . . . .get help.
Anonymous's picture

I'm no longer impressed when

I'm no longer impressed when "celebrities" publish books. Most are ghost-written with the "celebrity" only contributing oral interviews. Anyone can do that. For God's sake, Snooki "wrote" a book.
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Co signing yourself FS is another way can identify you. get help . . . . get help . . . . get help. You're stuck. . . get help. . . .You're compulsive . . . get help . . . You will die alone if you don't GET HELP. . . .Your obsessive and it's not an attractive trait . . You will die alone if you don't GET HELP
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LMAO @ U That is not me. You

LMAO @ U That is not me. You need help. You see me in every corner of your life. Poor thing. LMAO You can't make this stuff up LMAO
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Good luck to you T.I!

Good luck to you T.I!
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I just can't support T.I

I just can't support T.I anymore. But I wish him all the best.
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I just can't support T.I anymore. But I wish him all the best.
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So many people are judging

So many people are judging this man.........as if there's NEVER any wrong that they've ever done in their life. He is a human! Therefore, he makes mistakes. So do I, and so do YOU! I pray everything works out for him and his family. The HATE stops here.
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1 word T.I.: Proactiv! Get that clear up my nigga!
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Not Proactiv, Pussy! he needs lots of it. Being locked down can damper a nig's sex life. tiny need some help. I also dont think he needs to wear the frames. Hes already intelligent, he dont need to sell the look. He still is one of my fav rappers, just not top 3 right now. no judgement.
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my boo!!! I still believe in

my boo!!! I still believe in you baby!!
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This is the EXACT SAME BS he

This is the EXACT SAME BS he was spewing before he got BUSTED doing the exact opposite of what he was saying. This man can't even express himself and he did not write any book. There is another WRTIER who is credited with this TRASHY GHETTO NOVEL. TI just go away. We don't believe you. And if you think your kids don't know you do drugs you're really DELUSIONAL.
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I can't take this man

I can't take this man seriously anymore..but hey, do what you do.
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THIS NIGGA HAVE REAL ISSUES ! I CANT EVEN BELIEVE HIM NO MORE ! HE NEEEDS TO FIX HIS ASS FIRST THEN HE CAN TALK TO US.IM JUST TIRED MAN ! UGH
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Power & Beauty: is never

Power & Beauty: is never stepping foot in jail/prison, drugs,guns,pills. What can you teach a woman in a book? get real with this.
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I work in a prison, and I can

I work in a prison, and I can tell you that everyone is not there for using or selling drugs. Some are there for simply defending their family. And as many women as I see coming to prison 5 days a week to visit inmates, he can probably teach them how NOT to keep coming there! Perhaps he can teach some of those women to spend more time taking care of their kids so they don't end up like their fathers, and less time waiting all day in line to visit an inmate. Knowledge is power. And beauty is equal to forgiveness.
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PREACH!!!!

PREACH!!!!
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Do right T.I.

Do right T.I.
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