While he’s getting his music career back on track, T.I. has his eyes set on acting again.
According to Deadline.com, T.I. has signed on to play a bounty hunter in the upcoming comedy movie Identity Theft. The film will also star Jason Bateman and Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy.
T.I.â€™s character hunts both of them, as Batemanâ€™s character becomes an unlikely companion for McCarthyâ€™s character after she steals his identity. T.I. is co-starring in Kelsey Grammerâ€™s series Boss for Starz, as well as the second season of his own VH1 series Family Hustle. On the big screen, he most recently starred in and produced Screen Gemsâ€™ “Takers.”
And in other news, T.I. recently had an interview with morning radio show “The Breakfast Club” and spoke on wanting to retire from rap music.
“I want out, man. What the game is going to and what has evolved, it goes against what I represent.
“What I embody, this game contradicts that. I want out. Iâ€™m in it because I love music and I have obligations, contractually.
“At one time this music was about speaking to the people who felt like you feel. Now, the people Iâ€™m speaking to, they donâ€™t necessarily feel like how I feel. In my day, if you were rapping about something you werenâ€™t really living, that was a strike against you. You were held accountable.
“Nowadays, nobody even expects you to live up to the things you rap about. That goes against what I represent, what I stand for. So if they outsell me, then thatâ€™s just all the more better for me to fade to the back and cross my legs on my desk.”
Source: Contact Music