T.I. recently talked about what he plans to do when he decides to step away from the hip hop and rap game adding that he envisions a career of acting in films. Although rappers like Jay-Z are 40 and Eminem is 37, T.I. feels that a never ending feeling towards music would limit him.
"I'm kickin' 30 down this year, so it's about time to start thinking about an exit strategy. I'm not saying this is my last album or the next album is my last album, but I don't see myself rappin' for 10 or 20 more years," he revealed in an interview. It can be done, but at the same time, Jay-Z's method is for Jay. I ain't seen nobody else take that model and use it to their advantage…If I do [rap at Eminem's current] age, I'm taking away from all the other opportunities that I have. I want to have an Oscar by then. I want to have made my mark in film as a producer and actor by the time I'm Jay's or Eminem's age."
T.I. – Recent Footage (Talks Exit Plan)