Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris teamed up with Pastor Jamal Bryant and rapper-turned-reality star Scrapp Deleon to bail out 23 non-violent offenders in Atlanta area jails on Sunday.

Bryant, who is pastor at New Birth Baptist Missionary Church, exceeded his original goal of raising $50,000 for bail money for inmates who are incarcerated due to non-violent offenses and can't afford bail.

Bryant, left, Deleon and T.I. raised over $120,000 to bail out the 23 mostly first-time offenders so they could enjoy Easter Sunday with their families.

According to Fox 5 News, the fundraising drive at the church resulted in bail being raised for seven men and 16 female offenders.

The extra money will be deposited into a fund for college tuitions for the children of the released inmates.

The program at New Birth also pairs up male and female mentors with the released inmates.

One DeKalb County inmate, Anthony Gordon, was overjoyed when he heard his name called over the jail's public address system. The South Carolina resident was in jail for stealing a car, and couldn't afford to pay his bail.

Gordon said he was in disbelief when he heard his name called at midnight, followed by "Hey, pack it up, you're going home!"

Gordon told Fox 5 he was sure the jailer made a mistake.

"I came back down, and hit the little intercom and said, 'Are y'all sure you're calling me?,'" he said.

Gordon reunited with his aunt, Sylvia Gordon, at New Birth Baptist Church, where a chartered bus took him and 22 other inmates to be fitted for new clothes and shoes.

When asked what their plans were, Sylvia and Anthony responded: "Go to church!"

Photos by Prince Williams/Wireimage, Paras Griffin/Getty Images

  • Trey

    Here is the irony that you wont read....98.2% of the guys bailed out will accept guilty pleas

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Should have let them stay why black folks love criminals so much is very strange

  • Gamer?? Chick

    “Non violent inmates” that’s good.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    TIP linked up with a Charlatan .... fitting .... knew that was coming considering chile .... moving on !!!!!

  • Trey

    you know why......its a vicious cycle

  • Trey

    so you do the crime...but you dont got the money to bail yourself out....pathetic.

    Also first time offenders bail is very low...

    If these guys cant afford it they are broke criminals...and or they are repeat

  • Reina1718

    Jay Z does the same with his own money not raised money & doesnt tell anyone ?????

  • millz

    Non violent... but stole a car ? yea he needs to be free on the streets???? https://media3.giphy.com/media/12yR7vvdm3T3YhnZLX/giphy.gif

  • Trey

    ^^...Agree...the fact they needed to broadcast this made it even worse

  • Trey

    good find

  • Coy little wink

    Hmmm...I guess

    I watched TIs movie on Netflix over the weekend and baby he tried it...

  • jazmine

    Just because you’re in jail doesn’t mean you did the crime.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Is TI running for an office in 2020...they had already made their goal..so what is his purpose? https://media0.giphy.com/media/1qYEZCoDmcv6UlGbQq/giphy.gif

  • Reina1718

    Everytime i see TI name appear on stuff like this just makes me feel he does it to get noticed

  • Reina1718

    Jus wanna be known as an “activist”

  • Trey

    So you think they did the summary research on each case they bailed out?......NOPE they didnt!

  • Trey

    Opportunist.....I bet this BS is all over IG

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Has anyone noticed how that Narcs our out here harping on freeing prisoners ..... motives ...... https://media0.giphy.com/media/3oEjHGCNaWKAxHUwrC/giphy.gif there is a reason for that .... to increase popularity ....... have you ever heard in vain ..... welp !!!! All of this shyt is vain for them .... to receive accolades for being a hero .... to fool while they deceive people of their true deception ..... Folks can miss me .....

  • Trey

    Sometimes it's better to sit to learn your lesson......

  • Carrington

    I be trying to take TIP seriously as a community activist. I promise, I be trying. I really, do's.

  • Li-Wright

    As long as its non-violent, I'm okay with it, and it should be "women."

  • Coy little wink

    TI need to work on those under eye bags

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I agree with ya.... you steal my shyt serve your time bruh.....I work hard for mines and many others...... and they release this thief ... carry on

  • jazmine

    Does it matter? They're innocent until proven guilty. It hasn't been proven yet why not let them enjoy a few months with their families?

  • Trey

    few months?...court was prolly this Thursday

  • KLove

    now this is something i can get behind

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. I could understand if somebody got stuck behind bars with a DWI, driving with an expired license, marijuana possession or something like that. But I'm not sure how I feel about some dude who got caught up for grand theft auto.

  • WinterIsComing

    Stealing a car? Should’ve kept his theiving ass locked up! If you’ll steal, you’ll kill. I would’ve only bailed out folks that were locked up due to child support, traffic tickets (not including dui or ovi), minor weed possession, etc. I’m not bailing out anyone where there was a victim in the crime-violent or not.

  • WhoKnew

    Where TI do that from? Under the dining room table where he entertains his womens and his "how you" doing menz? Short ass ninja cain't be seated at the grown up table cuz his short ass has to entertain those useless, narcissistic thoughts and peeples he associates with from under the dining room table...always trying to insert himself into EERRYYTHING. Ninja, please.

  • Seldomseen

    It’s impossible, stop trying

  • Kimocha
  • Carrington

    LMAO! Thanks.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I don't particularly care for either of these guys but at least they are taking a proactive approach to criminal justice reform rather than sitting back and waiting for politicians to do the heavy lifting.

  • Kanyade

    reading posts on people like this and their various and sundry deeds, make me realize just how financially poor i am. https://media2.giphy.com/media/xwgoNC8vFU6Ry/giphy.gif

  • A D N

    OK, for stealing a car, he gets released...hmmm...I was hoping the offense was for something like possession of weed, unpaid parking/speeding tickets, protecting self from bullying or something along those lines. Stealing? No.

  • A D N

    I justtttt said the same thing above!!! I am with you on this.

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    That part....

  • WinterIsComing

    It doesn’t make any sense to bail out a thief-they are menaces to society.

  • T Willis

    So how do you know?

  • A D N

    Hey! I wouldn't let someone out on a DWI either. I'm with you on the other reasons but with a good explanation like...driving to or from work on an expired license, a little weed possession.

  • iWasteTime

    Y'all mad at the people who helped them bail out and not the laws that gave them bail in the first place

    https://media1.giphy.com/media/8GbvxxFHJDBa8/giphy.gif

  • A D N

    You're raising another issue. I get your point, but this is separate from the issue.

  • Dowoop

    Some women ain't no better than men and some men just need a second chance.

  • Bonita

    Right! I can't stand a thief and a liar.

  • A D N

    Yeah, but I know SR added that to get a rise out of us lol.

  • Chicagowise

    TI needs to give his money to the person whose car was stolen, not the lowlife, degenerate who stole the vehicle. I'm sure the victim incurred unexpected expenses.

  • Yup, I said it

    Their priorities and sense of justice are just skewed as crook within the justice system. They cant see the victims side of the story. They don't care about the victim.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I hear you. I think I probably would on the DWI for a first-time offense, but not for somebody who's a repeat offender. But I see your point though.

  • Chicagowise

    He is literally throwing good money after bad. That money would be better spent on people who are actually doing something with their lives and still struggling to make ends meet.

  • Shawty

    I think if I'm correct they get the monies back when the person shows up for court. If that's the case, are they bailing others out with the money returned?

  • Yup, I said it

    I'm mad about that too.

  • Chicagowise

    "If you lie, you will steal. If you steal, you will kill."

    - Grandma Streetwise

  • Topic Influencer

    At least it didnt end up like this:

    Few days ago

    "Hours after a nonprofit group bailed a Missouri man out of jail, he beat his wife so severely that she died five days later, police said, according to KMOV.

    Samuel Lee Scott, 54, is accused of killing Marcia Johnson, 54, on April 9, KMOV reported. She died on April 14 — and two days later, Scott, of St. Louis, was charged with first-degree murder in connection to his wife’s death."

  • MsPam

    Ms.Sandra should send these clowns the post about the man that shot his wife after being released in St.Louis. T.I. has his hands in everything in Atlanta.

  • SoulfulLove

    "The extra money will be deposited into a fund for college tuitions for the children of the released inmates."

    https://media.giphy.com/media/l0HlvtIPzPdt2usKs/giphy.gif

    Will it ?

  • Yup, I said it

    Well she got it because i cant stand a damn thief. Only a thief can think like and understand another thief. Let them rot in jail with the other theives. Don't turn them loose on the public so they can go back to kicking in backdoors and car jacking folks.

  • Yup, I said it

    They need to stay in time out and cool their heels.

  • MsVAllDay

    Agreed!

  • MsVAllDay

    TF LOL LOL LOL OMGGGG that was funny.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    Bail a thief out so he can steal again? Makes sense...

  • MsChocolate

    agreed

  • Shamwow

    https://media2.giphy.com/media/ftdF4ZkueWGHBYc4b5/giphy.gif. My boyfriend now husband car got stolen and discovered. We had to pay the towing expenses, the daily expense for them holding the car and the expense to release the car. At the time we were young and not expecting to pay over 300 bucks for some bull. After feeling raped by a stranger, we also felt raped by the system. smh and they don’t care, They simply collect their fees. I also didn’t include the fact that we had to repurchase the radio and speakers they stole and clean in the blunt filler left on the floor of the car. The only good thing that came out of that situation was that my husband found a bag of weed them fools and tow truck driver didn’t spot.

  • Michelle Peele

    I can't stand Jamal Bryant. There, I said it! He is an opportunist who looks for any way to get his mug in front of a camera. Always gotta do good deeds for celebrities or in conjunction with a celebrity. How long was Scrapp Deleon in for? I thought he was supposed to be in for a good minute. Wondering if he will go back to Love and Hop Hop Atlanta

  • ShelbyMoore

    A few ppl that he helped opened their big mouths.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    TI is a lowlife, degenerate..no amount of donated money will change that.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    He need some sliced cucumbers

  • imright

    was it some gas ?

  • Coy little wink

    Girrrl...I watched his bootleg movie on Netflix and that's all I saw...clearly they had no budget for makeup. high definition tells it ALL

  • Michelle Peele

    Jamal Bryant ain't doing it if he can't get no press. The fuckery of it all...

  • Coy little wink

    Does that really work?

  • Shamwow

    Lol he said it wasn’t a fair trade but it was good. ?

  • Topic Influencer

    This happened to me in 2007. Durin a holiday weekend. fukkas even took my holiday liquor. Then they called me and my ex hubby at 3 am and said they recovered the car and all that you just said about the process. A headache.

  • Topic Influencer

    This happened to me in 2007. Durin a holiday weekend. fukkas even took my holiday liquor. Then they called me and my ex hubby at 3 am and said they recovered the car and all that you just said about the process. A headache.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    My mama says it does lol.

  • Raquelle Dellaghetto

    My mama says it does lol.

  • Reina1718

    Yup

  • Reina1718

    Yess get ur own $hit

  • Renee Bee

    Scrapp is already back on L&HH- ATL. His storyline is with crazy Moniece from L&HH - LA.
    http://media.riffsy.com/images/0cc3ca22b2720ecc97d6f9ce6fd357bc/tenor.gif

  • Reina1718

    Yes! Rite

  • Reina1718

    Bcuz TI was a menace to society

  • Michelle Peele

    Oh ok...just read somewhere they said Scrapp out here tryna start a budget harem! LMAO!!! Never googling his name again!

  • Chicagowise

    There seems to be something amiss with him.

  • Moon Lee

    I ain't mad,they did something positive! They got some folks out of jail that couldn't make bail! American judiciary system. DON'T HATE THE PLAYERS ,HATE THE GAME!!!??????

  • Reina1718

    The person he helped reported it

  • Renee Bee

    Lol.

  • CookieMobster

    I hope these people use this as a wake up call and turn over a new leaf.

  • Parent

    Does anyone find Scrapp Deleon attractive?

    I'm so conflicted.

  • Parent

    How big was the bag of weed?

  • chan chan

    About time black men are doing something to help each other. I believe Nipsey’s death is sparking a movement for black Americans.

  • chan chan

    I don’t find him attractive.

  • Parent

    Thank you for your honest answer.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Nope, I thought it was his long hair, but nah. Fella still looks like he needs to bathe. ??

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    A budget harem? *Soulja Boy's voice*??

  • Coffee1st

    But these were nonviolent offenders. The man who killed his wife was in for domestic violence.

  • Coffee1st

    I think he means well. He's just doing it through the obscured lens he sees life through.

  • Shamwow

    I believe a $20.

  • Coffee1st

    Correct me if I'm wrong.
    This ALLEDGED car thief is innocent till proven guilty, right? He was arrested but not convicted. So why is he bad???
    I get what you are saying but there are many ppl in need due to all kinds of situations. They chose this one. And with good reason.
    Bail for blacks are on avg. $10,000 higher than whites. Our men and women sit in jail longer, while presumably innocent, while waiting for trial simply because they don't have the money for bail. You'd have to know that this type situation can make a family's situation dire. Loss of employment and a huge disruption of households.
    Sorry so long. I just vehemently disagree with you on 2 points: These ppl aren't necessarily bad (and may even be innocent) and therefore this bail out project isn't a bad thing.
    If you've never caught yourself at the wrong place, at the wrong time - then count yourself blessed... especially as a Black man.

  • Coffee1st

    ???????????????????? ....smh.... SOMEBODY gets it...?????? Thank you Black Jesus.

  • Coffee1st

    Is it because they can't afford representation?

  • Janice Collins

    I hope they selective. Some folks need to be in jail.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Wait, not a “budget harem!” Funny!

    Now I must Google!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Nothing can change many people think about JB!

    T.I. have always done good in da hood, even while being morally bankrupt, but not from a pulpit!

    I’m no longer excited about these releases...to be continued...

  • Ni Ni

    A thief is non violent? Throw the whole organization away. I thought they were gonna bail out people who might've gotten locked up because of fines. They dont have any more wisdom than to bail a thief out, smh. If you steal, you'll rob & kill to get it. Most people out here struggling , working hard to pay for a vehicle for someone to just steal it. Everybody cant afford full coverage for vehicle replacement.

  • Ni Ni

    Thank you!

  • Ni Ni

    Only a thief can think like and understand another thief.
    _______________
    ??

  • Michelle Peele

    Yes indeed!

  • Michelle Peele

    Dang...I was in love until u mentioned the bathing part and I realized u were right. ?

  • BingBangBoom

    That nose tho...

  • Sushi

    I hope you have logged out for the day, ain't no lies found.....insurance high as is.....

  • mzwhang90210

    Once he cut his hair, it was a no for me dawg.

  • Eileen

    they should have been more discriminate. If you still a car that is criminal against the owner of the car.

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  • XoXo

    Matthew 6:1

  • Ghost

    You told the WHOLE TRUTH! When I read he had stole a car...I just smh! I shutter to think who else and what crime they committed was bailed out!

    And I’ve been following Jamal Bryant and his shenanigans for a minute...Pastor ( and I say that very loosely) will always get the side eye ? from me...

  • 11pink123

    TMC??? lets go TI?

  • 11pink123

    TMC??? lets go TI?

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    ???

  • Yoni7

    Nice suit, Clifford.

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  • Ayeola George

    wll maybe as opposed to a car-jacking???

  • WinterIsComing

    Lololol

  • WinterIsComing

    You know she did...and it worked!

  • Karen Brady

    LOLL. Oh yes he was!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Parent

    Right there's something there.

  • Parent

    He just has bad skin though. We can't fault him for that. Genetics.

  • Parent

    His skin just needs tending too. Not all of us are blessed with great skin. Not his fault. That doesn't mean he's dirty. The way Tommie Lee and his bm was acting about him, I know his dack ain't stinking. Probably slanging that big boy too.

  • Parent

    But see how Jay is not that aesthetically pleasing to look at but something about his swag or money makes him sexy.

  • Michelle Peele

    I went back and looked at him for a couple of hours. (Intense research) And you're right. Its his skin. I was thinking If he washed his face with some old school Noxema for a few hours he will be just fine.

  • Trace da Ace

    My thing is this....if you get locked up over something YOU DID...then why are they bailing them out????? I don't quite get the criteria they have for the release of these folks.....do they sign something or if they skip out on bail...who is responsible???? I need more info....

  • Kimberly King

    You have a point ! I work hard for my car. I literally wanna just go to work, run errands here and there and go home. Don’t intend on bothering anyone and don’t want anyone bothering me! So I would be pissed if someone stole something from me that my livelihood depends on and he/she gets bailed out because it wasn’t a violent crime. Like ... wtf ?!

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    hhmmmmmmm. I hope this was a wake up call for these fortunate people.

  • Redcarpetslave

    They were people in jail for NON Violent offenses....yes they did intake interviews making sure no pedofiles etc. Basically it was like petty theft stuff. In jail because they had no bail money or representation

  • Redcarpetslave

    YEs Scrapp is on LHH ATlanta every week. He was released early after serving 3 of his 5 year sentence. The rest of the time is probabtion

  • Redcarpetslave

    correct. This will continue nationally

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    VERY GOOD.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Ya are some nasty & negative folks.

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