Rapper T.I.'s appearance on CNN's Larry King Live last night shed new light on a man who, in his brief 29 years on earth, has accomplished and experienced more than grown men twice his age.
T.I. thoughtfully explained his recent stint in a federal prison for possessing firepower that even the police don't use. T.I., real name Clifford Harris Jr., talked about the death of his childhood friend, Philant Johnson, being the force behind the paranoia that increasingly drove him to collect a stash of illegal weapons.
And he mused about the love of his life, his fiancee Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, who he plans to marry next month.
But most impressive was T.I.'s interaction with King. Though decades apart in age, T.I. easily elevated himself to King's level rather than force King to come down to his.
T.I. left an indelible impression on the minds of millions of people who tune into Larry King Live every night, who may not have realized that a thug gangsta rapper can be an intelligent one too.
The following is a glossary of all the big words used by T.I. in his guest appearance on Larry King Live last night.
Glossary of T.I's Big Words
Acronym - Words formed from the initial letters of other words
Abbreviation - to shorten a word, phrase or text
Evolve - to develop gradually from a simple to a more complex form
Paranoia - unreasonably or excessively anxious (scared)
Jaded - tired, bored or lacking enthusiasm after accomplishing a lot
Fend - to look after and provide for oneself
Consideration - careful thought
Phenomenal - a remarkable person, thing or event
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Advantage - the opportunity to gain something
Potential - showing the capacity to become something
Unconventional - not based on what is considered normal or socially acceptable
Instinctively - a natural way of thinking in response to a certain stimuli
Influence - the capacity to make a difference in someone's life
Speculate - to form a theory or a preconceived thought or opinion based on a subject
Meticulous - showing great attention to detail
Disadvantage - an unfavorable circumstance