October 5, 2012


T.I. Saved Creed's Scott Stapp From Killing Himself

You probably haven't read Sinner's Creed, the autobiography of Creed frontman Scott Stapp that was just released this week. It's cool. We haven't either. But when Stapp stopped by VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live to promote the book, he recalled the strangest interaction of rap and rock since the Fat Boys/Beach Boys collaboration "Wipeout."

"I had gone on a binge and checked myself into the penthouse in the Delano Hotel in South Beach," Stapp told VH1 (via Noisecreep). "The rooms were all white and I remember, in one of the stages of my being awake for three days… I was in that prison of alcohol and drug addiction. I started hearing things like the cops were coming through the door. I was trying to climb over the balcony and fell 40 feet and fractured my skull and broke my hip and nose. I laid out there for about two-and-a-half hours and a guardian angel showed up: rapper T.I. He immediately took care of the situation and saved my life."

You may recall a year ago when T.I. talked a man off the ledge, leading us to believe that the Atlanta rapper just roams the Earth Kung Fu-style, looking for people about to kill themselves and saving them before moving on to the next despondent soul.

So next question you have: "Wait, do Stapp and T.I. even know each other? And have they ever worked on any polarizing religious films together?"

"I had met T.I. in 2004," said Stapp. "We were both writing songs for The Passion of the Christ."


"We talked about both being fans of Alabama," Stapp said, referencing the college and, sadly, not the country band. "He came in off the street. As I’m laying on the ledge, blood fell to his feet and he looked up. He saved my life."

Mission accomplished on your promotional run, Scott. I may actually pick this up if these are the stories you've chosen to include in the book. You may now commence your T.I. collaboration track.