Most people see life a bit differently after spending time in prison, and rapper T.I. is no exception. After his latest stint, he’s a bit more skeptical of people.
“Being in prison, it made me … I’m less friendly and less passive. I’m less tolerant of people now. I’m more suspicious of people’s motives and intentions now,” T.I. told Atlanta’s Action News.
“I said so many times that I just think it’s so many horrible people in the world… and you never know who you’re running into,” said the husband and father who’s currently taping a reality show and promoting his book, Power & Beauty.
For fans who adore the ATL rapper, it may seem unimaginable that he’s ever been met with anything but well wishes and expressions of love, but T.I. said he’s learned that not everyone he encounters is a friend.
“In my younger years, I looked for the best in people because I know I have pure intentions. I know I have a good heart, and when I ran into people, I tried to give them the benefit of the doubt to have the same standards, morals, principles and levels of integrity that I did, and that’s just not the case. I learned the hard way. Silly me.”
Although he said he’s let down more people than he cares to count, T.I. said he’s focused on rebuilding now, and he’s placing that responsibility on his own shoulders.
“I’m going to have to keep me out of trouble more than anybody else,” said T.I. on “The View.”
Watch as T.I. talks about his new perspective on people.
—Tracy L. Scott