The death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his 13-year old daughter Gianna has left many shocked and saddened; but while the world grieves many celebrities and public figures have used the calamity to put things into perspective.
From squashing beefs to asking for forgiveness, many have come to the realization that life is to short. In the midst of the celebrities asking for a clean slate is T.I., who made sure to take the opportunity to apologize to his daughters.
“I love you girls more than my vocabulary will allow me to express,” T.I. wrote. “You have grown so much right before my very eyes [and] blossomed into strong, brilliantly opinionated, independent young women. I’m so proud of you both and I love you to no end, more than you’ll ever know.
In wake of the tragedy, the father of seven said that he refused to “let another second go by” without telling his daughters how much he loves them.
“Please forgive me for any and all imperfections that cause misunderstandings between us…charge my mind, not my heart,” he added. “Life may throw us curveballs [and] deal us some pretty bad hands at times. But rest assured, you’ll NEVER find yourself in a place too high or low for me to be there to catch you when you fall.”
T.I., who was dragged last year after publicity admitting to policing his daughter’s virginity, has seemingly made great strides over the last few months, after appearing on Red Table Talk with Jada Pinkett-Smith, to not only try to understand how hurtful his past viewpoints were to women, but how it seemingly sequestered his wife and daughters.
“Mrs Harris and I sat down with Jada and Gammy @redtabletalk,” T.I. wrote after the interview. “Thank you ladies for a conversation long overdue and for a moment that I hope lifts us all. (Although I’m certain there’s someone right now conjuring up a way to misinterpret my words as we speak) Even still I’m appreciative of the ladies’ willingness to impart wisdom & make this a teachable moment for US ALL.”
In addition to his oldest daughters, T.I. also posted messages dedicated to wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, and his four sons, in addition to numerous tributes honoring Kobe and Gigi.
Check out the heartfelt posts below.
Kobe Effect: T.I. Apologizes To Daughters, “Please Forgive Me For Any and All Imperfections.” was originally published on hiphopwired.com