T.I. has been soaking up the sun in Honolulu, but the trip is for business and not pleasure. exclusively learned that the King of the South is in the tropical paradise shooting an episode of the CBS cop drama Hawaii Five-O.

According to a source, Tip’s landed a role as a criminal. The 31-year-old plays a member of a crime syndicate being investigated by Detective Danny “Danno” Williams—played by Scott Caan— and his partner. The episode also features Academy Award nominee, Terrence Howard and Keeping Up With the Kardashians star, Kendall Jenner.  

Earlier in the year, Tip talked about retiring from music, and found support in his artist, Iggy Azalea. “I can understand [T.I.] wanting to do that,” she told us. “Just like sometimes actors turn into producers or directors. You want to explore other elements of your craft that is new to you. I know one of the things that I love about life is being a student of my craft and I think he’s really mastered rapping and being an artist, so I think it’s good that he wants to explore other things that he’s newer at, and be able to have a learning curve, and learn different stuff. Maybe it’ll make him re-inspired to want to keep making music.”

Aside from his acting gigs, the father of six is gearing up for the second season of his VH1 reality show, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle premiering next month. He also appeared in an episode of the Starz series Boss, while his Hawaii Five-O episode will air in October.

See photos of Tip’s Hawaiian adventure, and  a flick with his co-stars below.


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