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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
  • Depression
  • 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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Gabrielle Union revealed her big chop in a series of photos on her Instagram page on Friday, July 23.

The mom-of-one chopped off all her hair and stopped wearing wigs and hair extensions as she undergoes natural midlife transition at age 48.

The Deliver Us from Eva actress is married to retired NBA player Dwyane Wade. They share 2-year-old daughter Kaavia James.

Gabby shared photos of her newly shorn hair on Instagram. The photos featured Gabrielle standing in her open concept kitchen in a body-hugging black dress. She accessorized with large gold hoop earrings and delicate gold necklaces.

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Gabby captioned the photo gallery:

"So, I did a thing [hug emoji] The movies always show women cutting their hair when all is lost but I wanted to know the feeling of making a change when things are gravy. It hits different and its foreign to me but I [heart emojis] this new new. #SummerChop #FlawlessChop #FlawlessCut."

Menopause signals a woman's natural transition from young adulthood to middle age between the ages of 40-65.

During the onset of menopause, a woman's ovaries shrink and stop producing the female hormones estrogen and progesterone that control the menstrual cycle. Every bio female is born with about 1 million eggs in her ovaries.

One or more eggs are released once a month during the menstrual cycle beginning in adolescence until middle age.

During menopause, the eggs are depleted, the menstrual cycle stops and females are no longer able to become pregnant.

The average age of menopause is 50. Menopause can be distressing for some women due to the symptoms which range from mild to severe.

Hot flashes plague 75 percent of perimenopausal woman, and last for an average of five years.

A hot flash feels like an oven turned up to 450 degrees. The sudden intense heat causes profuse sweating that makes wearing wigs and hair extensions unbearably hot.

Other symptoms include:

  • Night sweats
  • Loss of sex drive (libido)
  • Hair loss
  • Hair thinning
  • Excessive facial hair (mustache)
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Brain fog
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Depression
  • Weight gain
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