Oh so many years ago MTV had a show called MTV Cribs.
Plenty of superstar singers, athletes, rappers and Hollywood A-listers appeared on the program to show off their homes and rides.
Though, it was clear after a little bit that some folks didn't own the homes or the cars.
You could tell as they were talking about a subject and seemingly knew nothing about "their" stuff. One of my favorite incidents happened with then big-time rapper 50 Cent who was showing off "his" Ferrari collection in front of his Connecticut estate, which was formerly owned by Mike Tyson. Soon after the episode aired, some folks on FerrariChat revealed the cars actually belonged to a well-known collector in the community.
Don't believe everything you see.
So when I see T.I. spitting about "his" rides that all look stock and are in neutral color combinations two things come to mind: manufacturers marketing cars or dealer cars. Note that none of the license plates can be found AND that none have been customized.
Perhaps I am overreacting. Either way, check out T.I.'s rides in his promo for Need for Speed, in which he appears, below!
On Vevo 'Let It Ride' we go to Atlanta for an exclusive interview with T.I. about his impressive car collection. Surrounded by his favorite whips, he tells fans about how his uncle used to pick him up in a turquoise Porsche with LL Cool J's "Going Back To Cali" cranking. The superstar MC was 14 when he bought his own first car, a 1985 Cutlass Supreme. He shows us his Rolls-Royce Ghost, and a full-loaded Range Rover Autobiography, and a Jeep Grand Cherokee (it's all about "velocity" he says). T.I. sees cars as an "extension of a man's personality."