T.I. is helping to provide more Atlanta families with affordable housing options thanks to his first apartment development.
Per Fox 5 Atlanta, the rapper was in attendance for the Intrada Building on Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday, November 14. He was joined by Atlanta mayor Andrew Dickens, who highlighted that T.I. has previously shouted out "all the neighborhood right around" the area, which is near where he grew up in the city.
In fact, the building was previously home to a shopping center where his grandmother bought groceries. "I'm going to tell y'all a secret. Don't tell nobody. I got caught stealing from this Kmart," T.I. said at the ceremony. "I thought that, you know, just to offset the shame that came with that, it would behoove me to invest in the community by acquiring these properties."
The Atlanta rapper helped get the project off the ground with his Briarhouse Holdings company, which partnered with the city and the Vecino group for the project. T.I. added that Killer Mike inspired him to undertake the development. "He says, 'If everyone does a little, no one has to do a lot,'" he said.
T.I. is set to attend a panel at ComplexCon on Sunday, November 19, where he will discuss how he was able to put together an independent movie. He'll be joined by his son King Harris, Tyler Chronicles, Erica Duchess, and host Jordan Rose. Purchase tickets for ComplexCon in Long Beach, California here.
Earlier this month, T.I. appeared on The Baller Alert Show and playfully made fun of his son's new teeth. When the subject of his son's incredibly white teeth came up, he interjected, "Well the tooth of the matter is." Then King was met with hilarious insults from the rest of the room. "Toothpac Shakur," "Queen Lateethfah," "Teethy Boi 2 Chainz," they called him, to which he laughed along and took no offense.