T.I. Plans His Retirement

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June 24, 2010 | 3:05pm EST

T.I. is already planning his retirement – he’ll hang up his mic when he turns 40.
The rapper is still adjusting to life on the outside after a year-long prison sentence for weapons possession – starting with the release of his seventh album, King Uncaged, in August.

But the 29 year old insists he’s only got a decade left in him before he wants to settle down – choosing to model his career on rap retiree Will Smith, rather than hip hop veteran Jay-Z.

T.I. says, “If I had the option to (be) Jay-Z (or) Will Smith, I think I’d go with Will. I’m a Jay-Z fan. I have a lot of admiration and respect for Jay and his legacy. But I feel like Will, he gets to spend more time with his family.”