T.I. stopped by the View and chatted with Barbara and her crew about his time in prison, how he’s working to change his life, his battle with sobriety and his new book Power and Beauty.

During the interview Barbara Walters asked Tip if it was difficult for him to stay clean and sober, telling the audience of his 2010 arrest was a result of illegal drugs being found in his car. T.I. said while it isn’t difficult remaining clean, he told Walters, “Nobody is tougher on me than I am on myself.”

While he was in prison, Tip apparently spent his time writing. He recently released a novel titled, Power & Beauty, which is an urban love story of two people who overcome difficult circumstances to find love.

Check out T.I. chatting with Barbara, Whoopie, Sherri, and Elizabeth on the View

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