T.I. ” I stopped Creed Frontman Scott Stapp from killing himself with a promise of smoking weed with me”
T.I. recently did an interview with GQ and talked about the time he talked Scott Stapp out of Jumping of a Building
I was just stepping outside my balcony. I was outside in Miami, at the Shore Club, and I was stepping outside my balcony, about to fire up my blunt, me and my partner Big Phil. I just heard moaning and groaning from up on top of the roof area. I’m looking at Phil and I’m like, “Are you hungry?” I thought it was his stomach because Phil was always hungry.
And he was like, “Man, that ain’t me.” And we continue to smoke, and then [moaning sound]. So I step out and look down and don’t see nothing. And then I look up and—”Oh shit, it’s a white man up there!” [laughs] That’s what really shocked me. Blood shows up real good on a white man.
So I’m like, “He’s bloody, fucked up.” And he’s like, “Those motherfuckers, I’ma get ’em, I’ma get ’em.” And he tried to get up and he fell back down. Clearly his leg was broken or something. And he told us the story about how he thought his girlfriend was cheating on him with his best friend. He tried to jump from 14—and I think we were probably the sixth floor, something like that. And he was trying to continue to jump. And we was like, “No, no, no. Don’t do that.”
So basically, I offered him the J, but he couldn’t reach me. So I said, “I tell you what, I’ll let you hit it if you let me call somebody to get you down.” So he let us call somebody to get him down.
And I didn’t know it, but that was Scott Stapp from Creed.