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T.I. Gets The Keys To Jackson, Misssissippi
Clifford “T.I.” Harris Jr. received the key to the city of Jackson today.
The well-known, Atlanta-based rapper, actor, music producer and reality star, is was in Jackson today to talk to students.He spoke to enthusiastic crowds of students at several schools in Jackson.
His message to students: Avoid making the mistakes that he once made.
He told students at Forest Hill High School going to school “Isn’t just wasted hours but an investment in your future.”
“There is no easy way; you have to work hard and to prepare yourself,” T.I said.
Mayor Tony Yarber, who presented the key to the city to T.I., said the rapper would have more of an impact on young people to encourage them to stay away from crime.
Yarber said some people may have a problem with him giving the key to the city to a convicted felon, but the mayor said it was about trying to reach young people.
T.I. acknowledged his criminal past, but said if you want to be different, you must do things different.
Flip the page to see pics from T.I.’s key presentation ceremony.
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