Atlanta’s new Mayor Keisha Bottoms is kicking off her first term with a bang after announcing a transition team that will include local rappers, CEOs, and educators.

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On Thursday (Jan 11), Bottoms announced the names of the key players who will help her shape the city’s focus and carry out her policy. Among the team are the CEO and Chairman of UPS, the CEO of Delta Airlines Inc., an APS school board member, Senator Jason Carter, Grammy-award winning rapper, actor, entrepreneur and activist Clifford “T.I.” Harris, Michael “Killer Mike Render, artist, activist and businessman, Ron Clark from the Ron Clark Academy and a pastor from the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church.

“I am grateful to announce this 38-strong transition team. It represents a tremendous amount of diversity and depth, and really the best and the brightest in the city of Atlanta,” Bottoms said.

The group will help Bottoms carry out her platform of affordable housing, overhauling the city hall corruption scandal and improving education. When it came to revealing why she chose the core group for her team, the Atlanta Mayor said she wanted the best and the brightest the city has to offer.


“I really want them to come with fresh ideas, and bring to me their recommendation for best practices for the city of Atlanta. To make sure we attract the best talent in the city and we are forward thinking and not just worried about the issues we are facing today but build a team that can project out for many years in the city.”

In other T.I. news, the father, and CEO has supported Diddy‘s quest to own the NFL team, Carolina Panthers, but when it comes to being a part of the investment team, Tip says he’ll pass.

In an interview with TMZ, the Family Hustle star said the investment doesn’t outweigh the headache for him.

“I don’t wanna spend a bunch of money on something that I can’t do what I want, when I want,” T.I. said. “If I spend tens of millions or hundreds of millions, I want full rein and jurisdiction over everything … you can’t do that with the NFL.”

Check out what T.I. had to say below:

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