The Moment: The disappointing moment of all disappointing moments. T.I. was arrested in October 2007 and charged with two felonies—possession of three unregistered machine guns and two silencers, and possession of firearms by a convicted felon—just hours before the 2007 BET Hip-Hop Awards.
The Disappointment: It was soon discovered that Tip had a large arsenal of guns stashed away at his house. For awhile, it looked like T.I. could be facing years in prison and, while he did do a year behind bars, he got off relatively easy when you consider how many weapons he was caught with. But his reputation did take a huge hit after this well-publicized disappointment.
How T.I. Overcame It: T.I. did the crime, so he did the time. Once he got out of jail, he also signed on to do an MTV reality show called Road to Redemption and attempted to make a real difference in the lives of kids.