Entries in T.I. (7)


Rapper T.I. Back in Federal Custody 

Moses Robinson/WireImage for Target(ATLANTA) -- Music star T.I. is back in federal custody, just 24 hours after getting out of prison.

T.I.'s attorney, Steve Sadow, tells E! the luxury coach that chauffeured the rapper on his trip to Atlanta from prison in Arkansas to a halfway house was apparently a problem for prison officials.

"We are awaiting the opportunity to quickly resolve whatever the issue may be that the Bureau of Prisons has with T.I.'s method of transportation," Sadow said.

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T.I. Reports to Arkansas Prison, Begins Serving Sentence

Photo Courtesy - Moses Robinson /WireImage for Target(FORREST CITY, Arkansas) -- Rapper T.I. reported to the Forrest City low-security prison in Arkansas on Monday morning to begin serving his 11-month prison sentence, reports

Last week, prosecutors declined to charge the 30-year-old in a drug case stemming from an arrest in California in September.  However, the judge ordered him to be sent back to a federal prison for violating his probation on weapons charges stemming from a federal gun conviction back in 2009.

T.I., whose birth name is Clifford Harris, will be known as inmate number 59458-019.  TMZ also reports that he'll have access to a television and will be limited to 300 minutes of phone calls per month.

Just before entering the facility, T.I. tweeted: "Hey yall #teamTI will be holding me down on this front with updates until I return.  Thx for your continued support.  In a minute No Mercy."

No Mercy is the title of Tip's next album, which is expected to arrive Dec. 7.  It was originally titled King Uncaged, but was changed when T.I. was re-caged.

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Report: AXE Body Spray Cuts Ties with T.I. 

Photo Courtesy - Grand Hustle/Atlantic Records(NEW YORK) -- T.I. has gotten the ax from AXE. reports the manufacturer of the body spray will no longer use the soon-to-be imprisoned rapper as a spokesperson.

A rep for AXE had said last month it was "reviewing" its promotional activities featuring T.I. after he and his wife were arrested in West Hollywood on drug possession charges.

T.I. was sentenced to 11 months in prison last week for violating probation with that arrest.

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T.I. Reunites with Man Whose Life He Saved 

Photo Courtesy - Moses Robinson/WireImage for Target(ATLANTA) -- T.I. on Monday reconnected with the man whose life he saved last week.  WXIA-TV reports the rapper made an in-studio appearance at an Atlanta radio station with Joshua Starks, the man who threatened to jump off a downtown Atlanta building until T.I. persuaded him not to go through with it.

T.I. had learned of the suicide threat while listening to the same radio show on which he appeared Monday.

The rapper's good deed didn't prevent an Atlanta judge last week from sentencing him to 11 months in prison for a probation violation.

T.I. said Monday, "I am not without flaw. One thing from my flaws that I have always done, I have accepted responsibility."

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Rapper T.I. Sentenced to 11 Months in Jail

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Grammy-winning rapper T.I. was sentenced to 11 months in prison on Friday for violating the terms of his probation. The 30–year-old hip-hop star was arrested in September on suspicion of possession of the drug Ecstasy.

T.I., whose real name is Calvin Harris, sought leniency in the case as prosecutors pushed for a two-year sentence, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Harris faced a potential 30 years in prison for federal gun charges in 2007 when he was arrested following the Black Entertainment Television awards. He paid a $100,000 fine and was sentenced to one year in prison after completing 1000 hours of community service while under house arrest.

On September 1, Harris was stopped for a traffic violation in Los Angeles by police, who discovered drugs in his car. After his arrest Harris tested positive for opiates. He acknowledged on Friday that this was a violation of the terms of his probation.

Several character witnesses appeared in court this week on behalf of Harris, including a university professor who used his music to relate life lessons to her students, a member of Harris' Narcotics Anonymous group, and an Atlanta police officer, James Polite, who explained how Harris recently persuaded an Atlanta man not to commit suicide.

Once Harris is released from prison, he will still be on probation and face three more years if he is found in violation of the terms of his release.

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T.I. Talks Jumper Down From Atlanta Rooftop

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(NEW York) -- Grammy winning rapper T.I. helped police talk a man out of jumping to his death from a 22-story building in Atlanta.   "He came to the scene and offered to talk to him, we told the young man that, and he came down," Officer James Polite with Atlanta police told the Atlanta Journal Constitution.  The man was taken to a hospital and police say he will face no charges.

T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, was in Atlanta Thursday for a video shoot.  He said when he heard about the man threatening suicide, something in him told him to do whatever he could to help.  Police credit the rapper with helping them avert a potentially devastating situation.

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T.I. Headed to Court Next Week 

Photo Courtesy - Grand Hustle(ATLANTA) -- T.I. has a date with an Atlanta court next week, in connection with his arrest early last month in Hollywood for alleged drug possession. reports the rapper must appear in court on Oct. 15 in an attempt to convince the judge that his probation should not be revoked.  The judge will be the same one who sent T.I. to prison for firearms violations.  T.I. spent 10 months in prison before he became a free man earlier this year.

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