T.I. says he is grateful that New Yorkers booed him during his first paid comedy gig in NY last weekend. “I loved every minute of it,” he said.
The rapper-turned-comedian tells TMZ he isn’t backing down from the pressure after a capacity crowd of 15,000 booed him at a comedy show in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Instead, he is taking the boos as serious motivation to continue pursuing comedy as a midlife career change.
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TMZ caught up with T.I. at LAX Tuesday, and he said being booed was a learning experience for him, and he thinks the boos were an intended insult.
He said he’s glad it happened, because now he’s able to make adjustments to his material to turn the boos into laughter.
He said he received a standing ovation at his comedy set in Atlanta the next day, so he thinks it wasn’t his material that flopped in NY. He believes it was the negative energy from some people in the NY crowd that accelerated the booing.
T.I. may be going through a midlife crisis at age 41 after conquering the rap music world and raising six children with his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, 46.
What is Midlife Crisis?
A midlife crisis occurs when some people (mostly men) transition to middle age and have difficulty letting go of their youth. Some men may believe their “best years” are behind them and they dress differently in an attempt to look younger than their stated age.
Midlife crisis generally occurs between the ages of 40 to 60. That’s when men feel uneasy about growing older and believe they lack accomplishments in life.
Sometimes mental issues, like early onset Alzheimer’s and dementia, are mistaken for a midlife crisis.
Signs and Symptoms of Midlife Crisis
- Concerns over aging
- Unhappiness and dissatisfaction in life
- Weight gain
- Memory loss
- Boredom with your relationship
- Change in appearance to look youthful
- Need for attention
- Mood changes (anger, irritability, sadness)
- Heightened sensitivity to criticism
- Lack of interest in activities you used to enjoy
- Decrease in sexual desire
- Erectile dysfunction
How Long Does Midlife Crisis Last?
Midlife crisis lasts until you accept you are aging and begin to enjoy your twilight years.
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