From Atlantic Records PR Guru Sydney Margetson:

Hey Sandra,

How are you? I just came across this pic you posted of Larry King carrying a “vintage LV bag.” It’s actually an AKOO bag that Tip gave to Larry as a gift after his interview on the show on Thursday. Within the bag he also gave him an AKOO sweater and a pair of jeans.

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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Good for them:

TMZ has learned The Ludacris Foundation has partnered up with Home Depot and Sam’s Club to help victims of the Atlanta floods — which City Hall officials say caused $61 million in damages and wrecked nearly 500 homes.

We spoke to a rep for the foundation, who told us Luda and T.I. are donating $10,000 each to the cause.

The Foundation’s rep told us they are planning a large food bank and a gift card giveaway that could happen as soon as Friday.

Yes, I realize there are other actors in the movie, but does it matter? Let’s be real, the main reason everyone will be going to the theater is to see T.I., not Chris Brown (who I hear has a tiny part anyway). But doesn’t this movie come out in February of 2010? I’ve heard of advance promo, but this is ridiculous.

Speaking ofd ridiculous, here’s the totally Photoshopped movie poster. Hayden Christensen’s neck is black. There’s a lot of fake images floating around the Internets lately.

Earlier this week we posted a leaked track from a mixtape featuring rap artist T.I. The track titled “That’s The Way You Want It” seemed to go hard at the mother of T.I.’s oldest sons, Messiah and Domani. But according to T.I.’s close friend Jason Geter, CEO of T.I.’s record label Grand Hustle, that is not the case.

Jason Geter’s Statement:

T.I. Live From Forrest City Facility Mixtape is in no form or fashion affiliated with T.I. or Grand Hustle. T.I. recorded the track “That’s The Way You Want It” as a means of release while dealing with a very public child support case. The song was never intended to be released in any way. T.I. loves and respects his kids and would never do anything intentionally to disrespect the mothers of any of his children. Artists often record music for sheer expression that is never meant for the public. T.I. and Grand Hustle regret that this song was leaked and would like to apologize to all parties involved. The other songs on the mixtape are tracks recorded when T.I. was a teenager.

Source: Sydney Margetson | PR Guru, Atlantic Records

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*Bumped**

Rapper T.I. totally disses his first baby mama, LaShon Dixon, on this new track titled “That’s The Way You Want It” off the mixtape, “T.I. Live From Forest City Correctional Facility”. T.I., who is doing time for felony gun possession, rips Lashon a new one in this lyrical beat down.

I guess T.I. still feels some kind of way about Dixon taking him back to court for more child support for his sons Messiah Yamajesty, 9, and Domani Uriah, 8.

On the track, T.I. tells LaShon to get a job, and slays her with the ultimate insult about her weight. Now, the question is will LaShon come back with a baby mama diss track of her own?

    I’m in a public tug of war for dough I struggled for,
    I owe money for my sons, honey and nothin’ more,
    Do much more than average for my sons
    And you just ignore, in fact, you can get off your ass and work
    If you don’t wanna be f*cking poor

    That’s not quite the issue is it?
    It’s that we don’t f*ck no more,
    That’s ‘sposed to be you who buying houses, picking out decor
    That’s ‘sposed to be you in Bentley’s, Fendi and Dior
    That’s your problem, just accept it,
    You and I are never more

    And forever we never will,
    Just try your best to deal
    I rolled around wit you for years and I regret it still
    And well, since you ain’t let yourself know,
    You look a mess,
    Just let yourself go I guess…

In happier times: Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, left (holding her son Major) and Lashon Dixon, right

Reality TV personality and former Xscape lead singer, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle celebrated her 34th birthday yesterday in Atlanta. Tiny was joined by family and friends at a party hosted by Grand Hustle comedian Lil Duval. Other guests included former band member Kandi Burrus, rapper Rasheeda and Tiny & Toya co-star Antonia Carter.

Even though her baby, rapper T.I. is currently incarcerated, his presence was still felt. T.I. gifted Tiny with a 10-carat diamond ring and a diamond pendant in addition to a Louis Vuitton handbag.

Thanks to Prince Williams of ATLPICS.net for the pics!

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