News: T.I. Gives 50 Cent, Ice Cube & Other Rap-Actors A Pass, "I Don't Feel Any Competition"
Friday, Aug 6, 2010 12:35PM
Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has decided to give rap-actors like 50 Cent and Ice Cube a pass as far as movie competition is concerned as more emcees are beginning to take on Hollywood.
Tip said the biggest competition he has for movie roles is with himself.
The rapper - who made his acting debut in teen drama ATL in 2006 - stars in new crime thriller Takers, which he also executive produced, but doesn't see other rapper-turned-actors such as 50 Cent and Ice Cube as rivals. TI said: "I don't feel any. I don't feel any competition. I don't feel like I'm competing with anyone but myself. If anyone else does feel like that, it must suck to be them. But I don't feel like that." (The Press Association)
While prepping the release of his new movie, Takers, Tip recently talked about what acting lessons he learned alongside former "The Wire" actor Idris Elba.
And whilst working on the movie T.I. admits that he learnt a lot whilst working alongside The Wire actor Idris Elba. "Idris is a phenomenal talent, an outstanding man. I learned a lot from his methods of acting and we hit it off personally as well as professionally. "Everybody was humbled. Everybody was down to earth. I loved working with Idris as well as the rest of the crew." Takers is released 17th September. (Female First)
Aside from films, the "King of the South" is putting together his new album, King Uncaged.
T.I.'s upcoming album - his first since his release from prison -King Uncaged, has been pushed back to September 28. Revealed on Amazon.com, the new release date is the latest example of a Hip Hop artist whose album has has dropped later than expected - a laundry list that includes the likes of Drake, Game, Diddy, Rhymefest and N.E.R.D. (Hip Hop DX)
Last week, T.I. made headlines after marrying his long-time girlfriend Tameka "Tiny" Cottle.
TMZ has learned rapper T.I. got married earlier today, July 30th, -- in a secret ceremony at a Miami Beach courthouse. The 29-year-old superstar -- real name Clifford Harris Jr. -- swapped I Do's with his longtime 35-year-old girlfriend Tameka "Tiny" Cottle. The two have reportedly been dating since 2001. (TMZ)
Takers is set to drop Friday, August 27th.
Check out a trailer to T.I.'s Takers below: