T.I. and rocker Scott Stapp have a unique history. The Creed frontman spoke to VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live” about how the hip hop star helped bring him back from the brink of drug abuse and suicide. After checking into Miami’s Delano Hotel while immersed in drug abuse, Stapp jumped over his balcony and fell 40 feet.
“I laid out there for two and a half hours and my guardian angel showed up â rapper T.I.,” said Stapp. “He immediately took care of the situation and saved my life.”
“I had met T.I. back in 2004, we were both writing songs for The Passion of The Christ: Songs Inspired By soundtrack and we had briefly interacted there and knew what each looked like,” he recalled. “We’d talked about being fans of Alabama,” he continued. “It’s ironic â he walked in, and I found out later it was the only room left in the hotel and he came in off the street and came out, and as I’m laying on the ledge, blood fell to [T.I.’s] feet and he looked up and he had an Alabama hat on. I said, ‘roll tide,’ and then he looked at me and put two and two together and really saved my life.”