POSTED: FRIDAY – OCTOBER 15, 2010
A federal judge in Atlanta revoked the rap superstar’s probation in reaction to his arrest last month in Los Angeles on suspicion of drug possession, a spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office told the Associated Press. T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, Jr., had been on probation after serving 10 months in prison on weapons charges.
Before the judge’s ruling, the Grammy winner had pleaded for mercy, telling the court that he needs help for drug addiction.
The sentence caps an emotional week for the 30-year-old Harris, who talked a suicidal man off the ledge of an Atlanta skyscraper Wednesday.
“I told him it ain’t that bad. It’ll get better, to put the time and effort into making it better,” T.I. said told the AP Wednesday. “I just reminded him know that I know. It looks bad right now, but it can turn around.”
The rapper and record producer documented his drug addictions and legal problems on the MTV reality series, “T.I.‘s Road to Redemption.”