T.I. Denies Publicity Stunt Accusations
He's dismissed reports that him talking down a suicidal man was 'set-up'...
The rapper has been accused of 'setting-up' the stunt ahead of his court date, where he will learn his fate after being charged with possession of ecstasy.
As we previously reported, Tip allegedly drove to talk the man down from a 22-storey building in Atlanta after hearing about the incident on a local radio station.
T.I. has since quashed rumours that it was all a publicity stunt to boost his reputation, telling CNN: "This is not something I could have planned,"
"I didn't know this guy, I didn't wake up in the morning to say, 'Hey, let me find a way to go and save someone's life so I can be looked at favourably come Friday',"
The 30-year old added: "My situation never even became a thought in my mind in the process of dealing with this - it was just something that touched my heart."
The rapper, real name Clifford Harris, has also claimed to TMZ.com that he plans to stay in touch with the suicidal man, who is currently in hospital, so he can 'get better.'