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Woe is T.I.
Justifiably or not, the reality show the rapper was filming totally got him hauled back to prison. Officials believed he had people from the show on the bus that took him to his halfway house – a big no-no, according to official documents.
If you’re not familiar with the story, here’s what went down:
T.I. was released from prison August 31, under specific instructions to be transported to a halfway house to serve the remaining 30 days of his sentence.
The rapper was/is serving 11 months for violating probation in his federal weapons case, after he was pulled over and policeMore >
T.I. was a free man for a full 24 hours this week, until the rapper was sent back to jail for getting a ride to his halfway house in a pimped out tour bus. Such a method of transportation is against the law, apparently.
How does wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle feel about this development? She says it’s complete crap and here’s why:
Prison officials saw the vehicle ahead of time and didn’t say a word! Heck, they “walked him over, took pics and told him good luck in life,” Tiny tells TMZ.
“This is a bunch of bullsh-t,” Cottle added. “They should have said something before he got on the bus… T.I.More >
Only a day after T.I.’s release from prison, the rapper is already back in federal custody, and according to reports, it’s all over a luxury tour bus incident.
Say what now?
The Federal Bureau of Prisons and T.I.’s lawyer Steve Sadow confirm he’s back in custody after traveling from a federal Arkansas prison to an Atlanta halfway house on a PIMP ASS TOUR BUS, a method of transportation that did not sit well with officials.
T.I. was sentenced in October to 11 months in prison for violating probation, but was let out early to finish the rest of his sentence (and film a reality show, whichMore >
T.I. was released from an Arkansas prison this morning, according to reports. The rapper is now bound for a halfway house of some kind or home confinement.
Back in September 2010, he was sentenced to 11 months in prison after a drug possession arrest on the Sunset Strip. There may have been sizzurp involved.
In any case, it was a clear violation of his probation.
T.I. served only about a year for a federal gun conviction in 2009, but after he and wife Tiny were busted in 2010, his probation was yanked and back he went.
Chris Burke, spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons, says T.I.More >
T.I. may be a convicted felon who blew a second chance with a probation-violating arrest that nixed his early release, but the man is nothing if not inspirational.
“So here it is. NO MERCY, the most honest and intimate installment of my life story as promised,” T.I. posted on his official site, which he somehow can update.
Says the embattled rapper: “Hope ya’ll enjoy it and it lives up to the very high standards I’ve set forMore >
The recently-jailed rapper T.I. just posted a statement on his official site, calling life inside a federal prison in Arkansas “truly a pain I have never felt before.”
In the first month of an 11-month sentence for violating probation, he says bluntly, “I don’t know what effect this will have on my life moving forward.”
But … “I’m certainly sick and mother f*cking tired of going to jail, juve, prison, the pen, correctional facilities or whatever else you want to call it.”
T.I. is not loving life these days.
T.I., who stepped up to help a suicidal man last month, admits his faults and saysMore >
The L.A. County District Attorney has charged T.I.’s wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, for possessing ecstasy when the couple was busted on Sunset Strip last month.
Interestingly, the D.A. dropped charges against T.I., but it was a moot point since the star’s probation was revoked as a result. Tiny will be charged, however.
If convicted, Tameka could face up to a year behind bars, which is convenient, since T.I. himself will likely spend 11 months in jail beginning in January 2011.
Maybe T.I. and Tiny can get some alone time in prison?
T.I.’s road to redemption has no GPS – and has hit a roadblock.
The embattled rapper faces another 11 months in prison after violating probation on drug charges stemming from a September arrest with wife Tiny.
Still, the star is determined to rise again. “I want drugs out of my life. If I can get the treatment and counseling I need … I can beat this,” T.I. said.
In vain, he told the judge who sentenced him “I need help. For me, my mother, my kids, I need mercy.” What he needs is to stop sippin’ sizzurp!
His relapse is sad in light of his heroic actions last week, when he raced to theMore >
T.I. helped talk a jumper down from an Atlanta skyscraper this week, but he could not talk a federal judge into giving him another chance to stay out of prison.
Declaring T.I. “has had about the limit of second chances,” U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell Jr. sentenced him to 11 months in prison for violating probation.
He will begin serving his time at a later date.
T.I. and Tiny after his (short-lived) release earlier this year.
“I screwed up,” said T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., pleading for leniency. “I screwed up big time, and I’m sorry. I’m truly and sincerely sorry.More >
What started off as any other day for T.I. ended like none other.
The rap star helped a suicidal man come off a ledge after hearing about it on radio station V103, located in the building the man was going to hurl himself off. Having fallen on hard times himself, T.I. found a little redemption Wednesday.
T.I. says he’s no hero. Yesterday, he could have fooled us.
“People were trying to talk to him and get him down,” T.I. recalls. “Something in my heart just said, ‘You need to help.’ At that point, I started calling people.”
The radio station said the man was unresponsive to their pleasMore >
Oft-troubled rapper T.I. may have put lives at risk with his love of weapons, and again potentially by driving on sizzurp, but he helped save one yesterday.
The star helped talk a suicidal man off the ledge of a 22-story building in Atlanta, Ga., after listening to Ryan Cameron’s Radio Show on V103 in that city.
T.I. heard about the situation – who was on top of the building where the show is based – and called to see if there was anything he could do to help out.
Thanks to none other than T.I., a troubled Atlanta man is alright.
T.I. rolled over to the building, met with police on theMore >
T.I. has made an honest woman out of longtime girlfriend Tameka “Tiny” Cottle.
The rapper (real name Clifford Harris) and the BET reality star tied the knot at a Miami Beach court, and will repeat their vows in an elaborate ceremony in three cities.
Hey, if you’re gonna commit, you might as well go all in.
The couple will wed again today in front of family and friends (including Tiny’s BET costar Antonia “Toya” Carter) on a private island off the coast of Miami.
Introducing Mr. and Mrs. T.I.!
They will then return to their hometown of Atlanta for a reception later this afternoon beforeMore >
T.I. Diddy. It’s a clash of rapping titans and music moguls in this latest fashion clash from the MTV Movie Awards – and to the winner goes the glory.
To the loser? Possibly bullets to the chest. Just kidding.
Hey, it’s plain fact that T.I. recently served time in prison for possession of semiautomatic weapons. But he’s back now, and looking pretty dapper.
Diddy, meanwhile, opted for a more casual look last night as he promoted his new film with Russell Brand and Jonah Hill, Get Him to the Greek.
Which of their styles worked best? You tell us below …
Who looked more handsome last More >