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Rapper T.I. talks a suicidal jumper down from a skyscraper

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Hip-hop star and occasional actor Clifford “T.I.” Harris certainly has other things to worry about right now, but when he heard that a 22-year-old man was threatening to jump from a skyscraper near his Atlanta home, Harris decided that he should try and help. And what do you know? He did: He “appeared from nowhere” and convinced police at the scene to let him spit a few bars of self-actualization, telling the guy that a person can “make it through anything” (like the critical reception to Takers, or getting caught with weed and ecstasy only a few months after getting out of prison) and that “life’s not that bad.”

The would-be jumper then agreed to come down off the roof and meet with T.I., who will appear in federal court later this week for his recent probation violation, and who will make the judge look like a total asshole if he gets sent back to jail because he’s now all over the news as a hero. Well played, Mr. Harris. Does this mean if we threaten to swallow this whole bottle of Xanax that we could get Ice Cube to give us a call? We’ll do it!