T.I. on Leaving Clifford Harris Behind for 'Takers'

T.I. is more than an MC with songs like "Got Your Back" to make us groove; he's also blossoming into an actor who can hold his own alongside veterans like Denzel Washington. In addition to recently marrying his long-time girlfriend Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, T.I.'s been traveling across the country promoting the bank heist thriller "Takers" with Idris Elba, Michael Ealy and Chris Brown, which premieres Friday, August 27. ESSENCE.com chatted with the Atlanta native about his "Takers" character, Ghost, negotiating his public and artistic personae and just what he'd be doing if he weren't our hip-hop crush. ..
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