Robert Russell, Chairman of Summerfest Productions, said that he is elated that the festival was able to procure such an amazing performer of the calibre of a TI in such a short time.
“With less than three days left before the start of the World’s greatest reggae show, we are ecstatic to announce that TI has been confirmed and will perform on Friday night,” Russell said.
TI will replace rapper Rick Ross on the Sumfest lineup. Rick Ross was dropped after being charged with kidnapping.
TI signed his first major record deal in 1999 with Arista Records subsidiary LaFace Records. He has released nine studio albums, which among them boast successful singles such as Bring Em Out, What You Know and Live Your Life(with Rihanna).