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TI: 'I don't like reality TV'

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T.I.

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TI has revealed that starring in the VH1 show TI and Tiny: The Family Hustle hasn't changed his negative opinion of reality television.

The 'Pledge Allegiance' rapper expressed his belief to CNN that reality television often serves only to "exploit" its stars.

"It's less about the lives of people and more about the catastrophes within the lives of people. They just want that moment of drama and tragedy to exploit instead of really focusing on the foundational structure of the lives of people," TI explained.

TI further insisted that he's changing for the better following his recent prison stint and no longer worries about public perception of his lifestyle.

"It's left up to the viewer [of my show] to form his own opinion [about me]. People are judgmental naturally," the star said. "In society today I think people are more critical of celebrities. To see a celebrity go through adversity or suffer, it makes them feel better."

The musician recently caused controversy by accusing some members of the US gay community of trying to limit freedom of speech.

TI and Tiny: The Family Hustle airs Mondays on VH1.

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Watch TI's 'Pledge Allegiance' music video below (mature content):

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