Clifford "T.I." Harris was in Jackson, Mississippi on Wednesday to speak with local students about making good choices in order to avoid mistakes like the ones he committed in his life. While in Jackson, T.I. was given the "key to the city" by Mayor Tony Yarber.
Yaber acknowledged T.I.'s ability to impact the youth's direction away from criminal activity. The Atlanta-based emcee has had several run-ins with the law including a 2009 conviction for federal gun charges, but Tip's message to the young people centered around telling them not to follow his previous bad decisions.
T.I. is scheduled to release his 9th studio album Paperwork on October 21.
Check out pics from T.I. day in Jackson below (photo credit: Erica Hicks/ExclusiveAccess.Net)