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First Look: T.I. and Justin Timberlake Get Gangsta

The pop duo mourn the thug life in this new clip for "Dead and Gone."

Art imitates life for T.I.

In the new music video for “Dead and Gone,” a song featuring Justin Timberlake off T.I.’s Paper Trail album, the pop superstars find themselves rethinking the gangsta life. Hey, that’s good (if late) advice guys: T.I. begins a year-long prison sentence in March for gun offenses.

“You could mess around / Get shot, die any day,” T.I. raps while driving a vintage muscle car through a desert landscape reminiscent of the final scene from the movie Se7en, as images of tough-looking thugs, wheelchairs, and bloody bandages flash by.

Watch: T.I. and Justin Timberlake, “Dead and Gone”