T.I. is known throughout hip-hop as the ‘King of the South’ but rock singer and Creed frontman Scott Stapp calls him his guardian angel. After a crazy night of drugs and alcohol Stapp tried to commit suicide, jumping 40 feet from his balcony at Miami’s Delano Hotel. He fractured his skull, hip and broke his nose but survived.
Stapp explained on VH1’s Big Morning Buzz Live what happened.
“I laid out there for two and a half hours and my guardian angel showed up — rapper T.I.,” said Stapp. “He immediately took care of the situation and saved my life.”
This wasn’t the first time these two had met. Stapp went on to explain. “I had met T.I. back in 2004, we were both writing songs for The Passion of The Christ: Songs Inspired By soundtrack and we had briefly interacted there and knew what each looked like,” he recalled.
“We’d talked about being fans of Alabama… It’s ironic — he walked in, and I found out later it was the only room left in the hotel and he came in off the street and came out, and as I’m laying on the ledge, blood fell to [T.I.’s] feet and he looked up and he had an Alabama hat on. I said, ‘roll tide,’ and then he looked at me and put two and two together and really saved my life.”
First, T.I. talks a guy off a building from committing suicide and then now he saves Scott Stapp’s life after he attempts to kill himself. Good stuff T.I. I’ve always loved T.I. as a rapper and what he brings to the game and now this makes me like him even more as a person.