News: T.I. Loses A "Very Special" Endorsement Deal
Tuesday, Oct 26, 2010 12:25PM
Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has experienced another endorsement loss as new reports claim he has been dropped as a spokesperson for alcoholic beverage company Remy Martin.
Based on a statement from Remy Martin representatives ,the company no longer has an interest in maintaining their business ties with the rapper.
"Sometimes the "road to redemption" is a difficult path. Regrettably, we will not be able to continue collaborating with T.I. at this time. We wish T.I. well and hope he will devote his time and energy to staying the course." (Rap Radar)
T.I. linked with Remy Martin last June and was slated to collaborate on a variety of projects with the company.
As revealed earlier this month, Atlanta rapper T.I. had landed a deal with Remy Martin Cognac to help market their product. This week, the cognac company officially announced their partnership with the rapper, which will include collaborations on "creative projects and further the work of T.I.'s K.I.N.G. Foundation," said a press release. TIP has been named Global Creative Consultant to the iconic RÃ©my Martin brand, and will work with the company on several events and personal appearances. (Baller Status)
Earlier this month, T.I. was dropped from his AXE body spray campaign.
A rep for the company tells TMZ, "We will no longer feature T.I. in our promotional campaign" -- a decision that comes one month after the company publicly stated it was "troubled" by T.I.'s recent arrest for drug possession. T.I. signed with AXE earlier this year ... he's already been removed from their website. (TMZ)
Last week, T.I. talked about being sentenced to 11 months behind bars for a probation violation.
"After this, I will become a better person," said Clifford Harris, the Atlanta rapper known as T.I. Resigned to spending another 11 months in federal prison, he spent part of this day acknowledging his own responsibility for his undoing. "I am not without flaw. One thing from my flaws that I have always done, I have accepted responsibility," he said. Harris spoke on V-103 Monday. (11 Alive Atlanta News)
Check out footage of T.I. and Remy Martin associates down below: