While doing the press rounds in support of his memoirs, Creed vocalist Scott Stapp has shared a very personal extract from Sinner’s Creed, which has put a lot of focus on rapper T.I. According to Stapp, T.I. talked the embattled singer out of a suicide attempt in a Miami Hotel.
So while Stapp put no date on the incident, T.I. has apparently kept quiet on the details. However, in a recent interview, the Live Your Life hitmaker gave a bit of an outline of what went down, telling VH1’s Big Morning Blog (Via Music News) “Me and my crew operate on a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ basis – it’s need to know only. And only those that were present were those that needed to know.”
He continued to explain the situation a bit further, recalling that “Me and my partner, Phil, we checked into the hotel, we stepped out on the balcony, and when we stepped out on the balcony, we heard groans, moans, just sounds coming from the ceiling above the balcony, so we stepped back and we looked up and we saw that there was a dude up there.
“We didn’t know who he was, he didn’t know who we were. We just kinda exchanged a little dialogue about how he got up there – all that had happened in the hours before – and pretty soon after that, we came to the conclusion that we should call for some help. We asked if he was cool with us calling for help. He said it was a’ight, so we called the authorities, and the ambulance came and got him down.”
The interesting thing is just how much T.I. and Stapp’s stories differ, with Stapp telling in his book that he and T.I. had previously met and did know eachother, and rather than groans, it was a drop of blood that got T.I.’s attention as Stapp was only on the roof above after falling 40ft…seems legit. But the dude did admit he was in a ‘prison of alcohol and drugs’ at the time.
What’s even more interesting is that this is the second time the rapper has done this. You may remember back in 2010 when, after hearing about it on the radio, T.I. made his way to where a man was attempting to jump from a building, and talked him out of it.