T.I. Saves Suicidal Man From Jumping
T.I. is being pegged a hero after successfully saving a suicidal man from jumping off of a building in Atlanta yesterday.
TMZ reported that T.I. was in route to a Chris Brown video shoot when he heard in his car radio that a man was jumping from the building where radio station V103 is based. It was then when he called radio jockey Ryan Cameron to find out how he could help the pained man from jumping off the building.
T.I. met with Atlanta police where he offered to help avert the crisis. Police recorded a heartfelt video message from the rapper and sent it to a negotiator on the roof to show the troubled man.
“Nothing is that bad,” sources say the video message said. “Nothing in life is worth taking your life. I’m here to help you. Please come down to talk to me.”
Moments later, the man agreed to step off the ledge and met with T.I. for five minutes before being taken to Grady Memorial Hospital for evaluation.
Listen to T.I.’s radio interview with AJC:
V-103′s Ryan Cameron noted in an interview with T.I. that “there are going to be some out there who say this timing is quite impeccable, that T.I. would do this, that he saw something to gain for his own situation.”
Cameron was referring to the rapper’s court hearing on Friday (Oct. 15) where a judge will decide whether he’ll revoke his probation after being arrested for drug possession in California [read more here and here].
“I’m not taking any credit,” T.I. responded. “It could have been resolved in another way. The fact of the matter is God put me in a position, and put in my spirit to be in the position to help, and I can’t take any credit for that.
“I didn’t wake up this morning with the intentions of going down and helping hostage negotiators talk someone down off a ledge. I don’t think that could be in anyone’s plan of action,” he added. “I don’t expect this to have any different impact on any of my circumstances. That wasn’t my motivation.”
Check out video footage soon after the T.I. helped the man off the ledge:
-Monique “Marvelous Mo” Balcarran | Email: News@Roc4Life.com