Keeping his interview with "The Tyra Banks Show" real and honest, T.I. came clean about his personal life and most of all, sex life, claiming he lost his virginity when he was merely 11 years old. He, moreover, also opened up about his arrest for gun-possession charges and upcoming years-long jail sentence for pleading guilty to the case.
About losing his virginity at such a very young age, the rapper told talk show host Tyra Banks, "I'm embarrassed." He went on saying, "I'm sorry ... If it makes it any better we had two kids together later on."
After that addressing his arrest which occurred on October 13 last year, few hours before he was slated to perform at BET's Hip-Hop Awards, T.I. confessed that he actually bought guns in a bid to protect his family and loved ones. "The conditions of my life that I had endured had presented a certain sense of paranoia, which made me feel like I needed extra security for myself," so he claimed. "My best friend [Philant Johnson] had just gotten killed the year before that ... he died right in my arms ... he was killed right in front me ... I was trying to prevent that from ever happening again."
He continued telling Tyra, "It was a tremendous amount of pain and a tremendous amount of blame put on myself ... Everyone who leaves Atlanta with me is my responsibility and if they don't make it back home to their families then I'm responsible, and he didn't make it back."
T.I., meanwhile, is experiencing chart success with his sixth major studio album "Paper Trail", which has been released since September 30 in the U.S. and peaked at number one on Billboard Hot 200 Albums chart.