"I Accredit You For Changing My Life, Son"

Rapper T.I. is thankful to his eldest son, Messiah Harris, for saving his life. The celebrity father took to Instagram to celebrate his son’s birthday all while highlighting the moment that changed his course.


“Happy 19th to my firstborn,” T.I. wrote online. “You truly changed my life,” the celebrity father said. “I was selling crack on S.Grand ave off Bankhead when your mom told me she was pregnant with you. I was signed, working on my first album, on my way to greatness by the time you were born. I accredit you for changing my life, son…and for that… I THANK YOU!!!”

T.I. went on to tell his son, “You were the perfect kid in school and at home. Can’t wait to see where your journey as a man may lead you…. just know that I’ll be there for you every step of the way.”

T.I. and his wife, Tiny Harris, parent seven children together. Messiah is the rapper’s son from previous relations and often served as the voice of reason to his brothers during the six seasons of the family’s reality series, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle. There was an instance, however, when Messiah, Domani, and King lost their younger brother, Domani. The boys definitely had to answer to dad for their negligence.

What path will Messiah Harris pursue as a young adult? Will he father in his father’s path? We’ll have to keep watching to find out!



Sarie is a writer and editor for BCK's Los Angeles division. She also shares stories on Medium that are meant to encourage thought and discussion. You can catch her outside enjoying nature and classical literature. Pop culture is pretty fun, too!

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