T.I. didn’t realize he was helping out an alt-rock star when he came to Scott Stapp’s rescue in 2006.
The Creed frontman recounted the incident in his new memoir, “Sinner’s Creed,” revealing a suicide attempt at Miami’s Delano Hotel.
According to the MC, who discussed the story with VH1’s “Big Morning Buzz Live” recently, he realized something was wrong when he heard sounds coming from the level above him.
“Me and my partner, Phil, we checked into the hotel, we stepped out on the balcony, and when we stepped out on the balcony, we heard groans, moans, just sounds coming from the ceiling above the balcony, so we stepped back and we looked up and we saw that there was a dude up there,” T.I. recalled.
After exchanging “a little dialog,” T.I. says he “called the authorities, and the ambulance came and got him down.”
He added that it wasn’t until “a week or two or a day or two later” that he learned he’d assisted the Creed frontman, opting to keep the details under wraps all these years.
“Me and my crew operate on a ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ basis – it’s need to know only,” he said.
For his part, Stapp told “Big Morning Buzz Live” that he’d previously met T.I. in 2004, with the duo connecting over a love of the University of Alabama. “I said, ‘roll tide,’ and then he looked at me and put two and two together and really saved my life,” Stapp said of their 2006 encounter.