Today's Evil Beet Gossip

Taylor Swift Has a Concert, T.I. (… Wait, What?) Joins Her On Stage

First. UNNHH. How hot is T.I.? I’m not one to crush on the rapper-types, as I find a lot of them kind of pretentious and crappy and self-involved, but T.I. is HOT HOT HOT. Taylor Swift, on the other hand? Well. I don’t know. Not so much. You know how we kind of collectively feel about Taylor Swift around these parts, so I’ll give her a free pass on this one and move on to the good points. How about all that screaming? I didn’t know there were many Taylor Swift fans that were also T.I. fans, and vice versa.

Sorry about the poor audio. You know how it goes sometimes.

T.I.’s Going Back To Jail? Why You Wanna Go And Do That?

Ugh. So T.I. is going back to jail for eleven months for breaking his probation.

I know, I know. I’m a huge hypocrite. I want the book thrown at Lohan, but I want to keep my favorite rappers out of jail, even if they’re guiltier of much greater crimes. I see the double standard, but fuck it. I don’t care. I love T.I.

Y’all may remember that T.I. did some time for illegal arms trading a little over a year ago, and then just about a month ago he and his new wife were pulled over and the cops found ecstasy in the car. At the time I made a video saying that I thought his wife should have taken the fall for him. That also may be a controversial opinion. Whatever.

When he appeared in front of the judge, the rapper begged the judge to send him to drug counceling instead of jail and the man who’s life he saved just two weeks prior even testified in his defense, but seeing as T.I. is a repeat offender, he got sentenced to another round behind bars.

Kid Cudi Arrested For Drug Possession, Criminal Mischief

Kid Cudi, who you probably best know from last summer’s radio hit “Day ‘n’ Night” (or possibly from the rumors that he’s the one Amanda Bynes won’t stop talking about), was arrested last night on some real ugly charges. According to, the rapper was caught with narcotics, and allegedly destroyed a woman’s property.

The artist, 26, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, repeatedly pounded on and kicked the downtown apartment’s door, ultimately using his bodily force to tear it off its hinges, police sources confirm to PEOPLE. Cudi also broke the woman’s cell phone.

The substance he was found in possession of was liquid cocaine, according to a report in The Guardian. Per police sources, it is unclear whether he was intoxicated at the time.

He did make his scheduled appearance at the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee on Saturday, telling the crowd he “really wanted to be here tonight.”

Would it kill these young rappers to learn a freakin’ lesson? Wayne doesn’t have to be in jail right now, T.I. didn’t have to be in jail either. Now Cudi is facing charges for something even more stupid than what both of those bros did combined. It’s not even just the rap community. Chace Crawford, why are you driving around with two ounces of weed in your car, you moron?

How hard is it to just follow the fucking rules?

T.I. Sentenced to 366 Days in Prison


As expected, rapper T.I. was sentenced today to a year and a day in prison as part of his plea deal with prosecutors over a 2007 felony weapons charge.

“Today I would like to say thank-you to some, and apologize to all,” the rapper said.

“Everything I learned was through trial and error. I’ve learned lessons in my life to put in my music so people won’t make the same mistakes as I.”

The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., is required to voluntarily turn himself into prison within the next 30 to 60 days, but is not expected do so before May 19.

Northern Georgia District Judge Charles Pannell Jr., who praised the artist for exceeding the expectations required from his plea deal, acknowledged that T.I. had commitments that prevented him from being jailed before the May date.

It’s unclear where he will serve his time, though court officials acknowledged that he would be receiving credit for the 305 days he already spent in home detention.

“I think this has been a great experiment,” Pannell told the rapper of his plea deal. “I hope this experience can lead to other experiments so others won’t make the same mistake at all. I congratulate you.” …

The reformed rapper has made 262 public appearances as part of his community service agreement in addition to taking part in a pro-voting campaign, working with children and appearing in the MTV reality show Road to Redemption.

T.I. was arrested on Oct. 13, 2007, just hours before he was scheduled to headline the BET Hip-Hop Awards after cops busted him attempting to buy unregistered machine guns and silencers.

As for his sentence, being as it is (just) more than one year long, he will be eligible for early release, should his good behavior warrant it. Had his sentence been one year or less, he would have been required to serve the duration of the time behind bars.

So they had to sentence him to an extra day in prison so that he could get released early? My God, our legal system is sooooo weird.

But, ya know, as much as one can be a good example by being brought up on a felony weapons charge, I think T.I.’s been a good example here. It’s refreshing to see a celebrity taking the conditions of their plea deals seriously and admitting to fault.

Rihanna Cooperating with Authorities, Chris Brown “A Little Concerned”

Despite earlier reports that Rihanna was not cooperating with authorities, it looks like she is cooperating fully. So, ya know, good for her.

Meanwhile, T.I. went on Carson Daly’s show last night and was asked about the incident. “I spoke to him today,” T.I. said. “He’s cool, you know. He’s a little concerned about the situation, but he’s still the same Chris. I told him, ‘This too shall pass.’”

Ummmm … what the fuck, T.I.?

I don’t care what actually happened, someone should have told you that you do NOT GO on national television acting like domestic violence allegations are the kind of thing you can be “a little concerned” or “cool” about. You, my friend, are headed to jail in March — isn’t that right? So maybe you don’t have this whole life thing figured out just yet, and maybe you should shut the fuck up.

I’m just so annoyed with all this.


“I think I have a calmer spirit. I think I have become a man of thought, rather than a man of action. I think I have evolved as a person. I think I have grown. I have stepped outside of the tough exterior shell I used to have. I am still myself. I still know how to get down with the best of them, but it ain’t necessary to show that. There is no room in my life for that part of me.”

Rapper T.I., discussing with CNN how recent years — which have seen him have hit singles and be sentenced to a year in jail — have changed him.

The entire interview is pretty interesting. He’s an articulate dude with a very positive point of view. Check it out here.