T.I. surprised several families with gifts and prizes several days before Christmas. The Atlanta-based rapper went to several low-income communities in his hometown and played Santa Clause. With three red Chevy Camaros serving as makeshift reindeer, T.I. arrived at an apartment complex off of Simpson Road in an all-white Chevy Suburban.

T.I. personally handed gifts to each kid who resided in the apartment complex and even helped a single mother to pay rent after discovering that she was struggling to pay rent.

During the event, T.I. revealed why it was important for him to give back to the community.

“This is the community I came up in,” T.I. said. “This is the first community that first showed me love and supported my music. So I will always take the time to give back.”

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