On Wednesday, rapper T.I. was released from the federal prison in Arkansas, where he spent nearly four weeks for a weapons sentence violation. According to Associated Press, T.I.’s attorney confirmed the artist is free since Wednesday morning but did not discuss where he was headed.
Following a sentence of 11 months in a low-security federal prison in Arkansas, hip-hip artist T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, spent a month behind bars, before being set free this morning. The announcement was made by the spokesman of the Bureau of Prisons, Chris Burke and was later confirmed by the musician’s lawyer.
T.I. arrived to Forrest-City low security prison after violating his probation following an arrest on drug abuse in Los Angeles, in October. He had been scheduled to be released at the end of September. But the rapper is already accustomed to the life behind bars. He was the client of Arkansas prison before. In 2009 he served a sentence of seven months after a trial that lasted almost two years. Back in 2007 he tried to buy unregistered guns and silencers. Unluckily for him, the sellers were undercover federal agents. It was speculated that he wanted the guns to take revenge on the death of his best friend, who was killed in 2006 after a party performance in Cincinnati. Harris revealed that the killers did not actually aim at his friend, but at him.
At the end of the trial, he got a sentence of 1,000 hours of community work which he spent in drug prevention programs in schools. He was also ordered not go get involved in any crimes and not to possess illegal substances. During his sentence, Los Angeles police found four pills of ecstasy on him. Which led to the current situation.
So where is T.I. heading to? Probably to a reality show, as VH1 announced on Wednesday it is planning to film T.I.’s journey home from jail and air it starting December.