But all day, this thing kept catching my eye: a Lego-replica of the Eiffel Tower, situated right next to this pool table and near the back porch where we did the interview. I'm thinking, What in the world is a Lego replica of the Eiffel Tower doing here? So I asked. And got an answer: T.I. built it. No, seriously, T.I. BUILT IT. Legos. Eiffel Tower. Replica. Word.
I guess he really used that house arrest time to diversify his recreational endeavors.
Anyway, T.I. was the most hospitable of hosts. He got Sway tea for his throat, he cleaned up the plates and glasses by himself, arranged the chairs all neat-like as we left. It was the most unassuming thing I've ever seen from an artist, let alone one of the biggest rap stars in the country. And the EIFFEL TOWER. Full of surprises.