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What started off as any other day for T.I. ended like none other.

The rap star helped a suicidal man come off a ledge after hearing about it on radio station V103, located in the building the man was going to hurl himself off. Having fallen on hard times himself, T.I. found a little redemption Wednesday.

Redemption

T.I. says he's no hero. Yesterday, he could have fooled us.

"People were trying to talk to him and get him down," T.I. recalls. "Something in my heart just said, 'You need to help.' At that point, I started calling people."

The radio station said the man was unresponsive to their pleas not to jump – so T.I. drove there, "talked to a police officer and he sent me to the negotiator."

"They told him I was there and he started responding a little."

"I told him it's not that bad, that I was there for him and there is nothing you can't get through as long as you're willing to put time and energy into it,'" he says, adding, "'but first thing's first. You're going to have to come down and holler at me.'"

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Oft-troubled rapper T.I. may have put lives at risk with his love of weapons, and again potentially by driving on sizzurp, but he helped save one yesterday.

The star helped talk a suicidal man off the ledge of a 22-story building in Atlanta, Ga., after listening to Ryan Cameron's Radio Show on V103 in that city.

Handsome T.I.

T.I. heard about the situation - who was on top of the building where the show is based - and called to see if there was anything he could do to help out.

Thanks to none other than T.I., a troubled Atlanta man is alright.

T.I. rolled over to the building, met with police on the scene and recorded a heartfelt video message which officials then played for the man on the roof.

Apparently, he said in the video message: "Nothing is that bad. Nothing is worth taking your life. I'm here to help you. Please come down to talk to me."

After the man saw T.I.'s video, he agreed to step off the ledge ... and met T.I. in the lobby, where the two were able to talk things out. Pretty amazing.

Cops informed the radio station they will not be pressing charges against the man. Read more about the incident and T.I.'s involvement at V103's site.

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The drugs found in the car that rapper T.I. and Tameka "Tiny" Cottle were riding in Wednesday night were in fact ecstasy pills, according to law enforcement.

Sources say the lab determined the pills were ecstasy after running the proper tests. Reports that they were ridin' with E and sizzurp surfaced yesterday.

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His and hers mug shots for the newlyweds!

T.I. and Tameka Cottle were busted for felony drug possession after cops pulled them over for pulling an illegal U-turn, then found a controlled substance.

TMZ first obtained the mug shots taken by T.I. and Tiny, as well as reported the confirmation of ecstasy as the drugs found in the arrested couple's car.

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Was T.I. sippin' on sizzurp and trippin' balls on E when he and Tiny got popped by the po-po last night? That's the rumor. Continue for a translation.

T.I. and Tameka "Tiny" Cottle were arrested last night after cops pulled them over claim they found what appears to be ecstasy in his pimp ass ride.

T.I. and Tiny Cottle

T.I. AND TINY: They're in more than a tiny bit of trouble.

T.I. and Tiny were nailed on the Sunset Strip after making an illegal U-turn. Cops smelled marijuana, did a search and found a controlled substance.

The found substance was allegedly ecstasy, albeit a "small amount," sources report. The suspected pills of E are now being tested. But that's not all.

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Looks like the honeymoon is over for T.I. and Tameka "Tiny" Cottle.

The recently-married pair were arrested Wednesday night, taken into police custody and booked for the alleged possession of a controlled substance.

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Hey, at least they're not drifting apart as a couple.

T.I. was back in familiar surroundings last night ... a cell.

L.A. County Sheriff's deputies pulled over the multi-platinum selling rapper and his wife Tameka Cottle in a Maybach on Sunset Boulevard around 10:30 p.m.

Deputies say they smelled marijuana, and after searching the car, arrested both T.I. and Tameka. It's presumed, but not confirmed that they found pot.

The couple just got married on July 30 in Miami, and remember, T.I. is on probation after serving seven months in prison on federal weapons charges.

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T.I. has made an honest woman out of longtime girlfriend Tameka "Tiny" Cottle.

The rapper (real name Clifford Harris) and the BET reality star tied the knot at a Miami Beach court, and will repeat their vows in an elaborate ceremony in three cities.

Hey, if you're gonna commit, you might as well go all in.

The couple will wed again today in front of family and friends (including Tiny's BET costar Antonia "Toya" Carter) on a private island off the coast of Miami.

Introducing Mr. and Mrs. T.I.!

They will then return to their hometown of Atlanta for a reception later this afternoon before jetting to Vegas to celebrate with friends into the wee hours.

Talk about getting married in style.

Dating since 2001, they have two children together. The rapper, who got out of prison in December, has three children from previous relationships as well.

Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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T.I. Diddy. It's a clash of rapping titans and music moguls in this latest fashion clash from the MTV Movie Awards - and to the winner goes all the glory.

To the loser? Possibly a flurry bullets to the chest. Just kidding.

Hey, it's a fact that T.I. just served time in prison for possession of semiautomatic weapons. But he's halfway-housin' it now, and looking rather dapper.

Diddy, meanwhile, opted for a more casual look on Sunday night as he promoted his new film with Russell Brand and Jonah Hill, Get Him to the Greek.

Which of their styles worked best? You tell us below ...

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Who looked more handsome last night?

 

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Clifford Harri, a.k.a. rapper T.I., was released from prison in Arkansas yesterday after seven months behind bars. He'll be living in a halfway house now.

T.I. was sentenced to 366 days in the Forrest City prison after he was busted in 2007 for sending his bodyguard out to buy machine guns and silencers.

Steve Sadow, his attorney, told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution that the troubled star was going to report to Dismas Charities Atlanta West in Georgia.

That's where he'll be living in halfway house for the next three months.

After his sentence is completed, T.I. still has to complete 500 hours of community service and 23 days of home incarceration for the weapons charges.

T.I. is that much closer to becoming a free man.

Prisoners sentenced to 366 days are eligible for a 54-day sentence reduction for good behavior and for a transfer to a halfway house, which T.I. got.

It all seems to have worked out well for the platinum-selling artist, who has 32 past arrests for weapons violations and a conviction for dealing crack.

What could have been a 10-year term was reduced by a plea agreement, in which the rapper was asked to publicly speak about the error of his ways.

That included talking to youth groups about avoiding the life he has led, and a bonus MTV series (which did not count), T.I.'s Road to Redemption.

Not a bad way to redeem yourself with the justice system or the public.

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Remember Me is a new movie starring Robert Pattinson and Emilie de Ravin.

It's also the name of T.I.'s newest song, about how he doesn't want people to forget him while he's in prison. And how could we possibly, given his full-scale marketing assault from prison? Featuring a video shot in ... prison?

Always thinking ahead (except when purchasing illegal firearms from undercover cops), T.I. had the foresight to record a jam and film a music video with Mary J. Blige before turning himself in for his year-long prison term.

"Remember Me" features Mary J. Blige warning "Don't forget to remember me" while T.I. pretends like he's in jail ... right before actually going to jail.

Here's the incarcerated rapper's latest attempt to turn a Class A felony into a cool thing and shamelessly cash in on the fact that he is incarcerated:

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Rapper T.I. was sentenced to one year and one day in a Georgia prison as part of his plea deal with prosecutors over a 2007 felony weapons charge.

The Grammy-winning hip-hop star was accompanied by his family, manager and longtime partner Tameka Cottle (a.k.a. Tiny Cottle) at the morning hearing.

Under the terms of a deal brokered last March, T.I. pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge and agreed to complete 1,000 hours of community service prior to his sentencing and pay a $100,000 fine in exchange for a relatively light sentence.

He must do another 500 hours of community service after getting sprung.

The 28-year-old T.I. (real name is Clifford Harris Jr.), is required to turn himself to prison within the next 60 days, but is not expected do so before May 19.

Northern Georgia District Judge Charles Pannell Jr., who praised the artist for exceeding the expectations required from his plea deal, acknowledged that T.I. had commitments that prevented him from being jailed before the May date.

"Today I would like to say thank you to some, and apologize to all," said the rapper, who will serve his time at a penitentiary to be named later.

T.I. was arrested on October 13, 2007, just before the BET Hip-Hop Awards after cops caught him trying to buy unregistered machine guns and silencers.

Couldn't make time for criminal behavior on a day he wasn't performing, apparently. Makes Chris Brown's pre-Grammys walloping of Rihanna seem tame.

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