T.I. Back In Prison

Posted: Tuesday – November 2, 2010

T.I. officially started his 11-month bid in an Arkansas prison.

The rapper entered in the facility this afternoon, according to sources.

T.I., real name Clifford Harris, was forced back to jail after he was found in violation of his probation in September. He was then arrested in Los Angeles with the drug ecstasy on his person.

A spokesperson told TMZ that the rapper will go through a normal entry process, including a prison photo, bunk assignment an will have a “community shower situation.”

T.I. has roughly 300 hours of phone time per month.

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Rapper T.I. Sent Back To Jail For 11 Months

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POSTED: FRIDAY – OCTOBER 15, 2010

T.I.‘s road to redemption will include an 11-month pit-stop in prison.

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.”

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Rapper T.I. Stops Suicide Attempt

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Posted: Thursday – October 14, 2010

Clifford Harris is one of the richest and most successful men in music. Of course, you might not know Clifford Harris by his real name, but by his rap name: T.I. He’s done a lot of things in his short lifespan, from releasing hit records and founding a highly successful nightclub to spending time in jail on gun charges. Now T.I. can add another star to his CV for his successful tenure as a suicide prevention counselor. T.I. was able to talk a suicide jumper off the roof of a 22-story building in Atlanta yesterday.

T.I., an Atlanta, Georgia, native, heard about the potential suicide jumper on the building from a report on a local radio station. So, he went down to the building. Rather than just gawk, T.I. offered to help. He was able to lure the man off the edge of the building with the promise of a face-to-face conversation. The two talked, and the man no longer wanted to leap to his death. I bet he works at Foxconn.

As for T.I., I imagine this will only help his case as he faces sentencing on drug-related charges in Los Angeles while on parole. Hopefully being a good Samaritan will help him stay out of the pokey again. This is a pretty good deed to do, so good for you, T.I.!

T.I. gets Summoned to Court following LA Arrest

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Posted: Friday – September 17, 2010

Here we go again…Rapper T.I. has been summoned to court in Atlanta following his recent arrest in Los Angeles.  The rapper/actor known as “King of the South,” will now deal with the Judge of the Law to talk over violations of probation.

According to E! Online, T.I. will be in federal court in Atlanta for his summons.  He’ll have to discuss why he shouldn’t be sent back to prison after a recent drug arrest in Los Angeles.  That incident saw both T.I. and wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle charged with drug possession.

T.I.’s previous imprisonment came as the result of weapons charges.  The presiding judge in the case was District Court Judge Charles Parnell, who also summoned the rapper back to court for the latest probation discussion.  T.I. blatantly ignored probation terms by submitting a bad urine sample (opiates) and by hanging out with convicted felon Cortez Thomas.  Oh yeah, and you shouldn’t get arrested when you’re on probation…bad move.

Has T.I. become the Lindsay Lohan of rap or hip-hop music, or would you consider Lil’ Wayne more of the Lindsay Lohan story?  Both seem to have their issues with staying out of trouble on probation.  Both have had problems with drug possession and weapons charges.  Lil’ Wayne is currently serving a sentence, while T.I. already did.  It seems T.I. and Lil’ Wayne are much more successful despite their charges and issues, while Lindsay keeps trying for that elusive comeback.  Maybe these two are destined to release a collaboration album together, because they certainly have plenty in common and lots of new material to give to music!


Former Atlanta Mayor Suggests T.I. Was Pulled Over For ‘Driving While Black’

Posted: Friday – September 3, 2010

Former Atlanta Mayor Andy Young has weighed in on the arrest of T.I., claiming the rapper may have been stopped for “DWB – Driving While Black.”

T.I. and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle were arrested after they were stopped in the rapper’s Maybach on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, for allegedly making an illegal U-turn.

Police allegedly smelled the odor of marijuana, searched the vehicle and uncovered a small amount of ecstasy and what is reported to be meth-amphetamines.

Young questioned the police’s initial intent when they stopped the chart-topping rapper/actor, who recently starred in the #1 hit movie, Takers.

“There’s another culture in L.A. that I don’t understand,” Young told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Most people in Los Angeles would wonder why he was stopped. I don’t know why they should have been stopped … When a black man is stopped and not speeding … you call that driving while black.”

Young, who officiated T.I.’s wedding to Tiny in July, also counseled T.I. after the rapper pleaded guilty to federal drug charges.

T.I. immediately notified his probation officer of the arrest, as required by the terms of his probation.

At press time, T.I. is heading back to Atlanta. He will most likely have to appear in court where Judge Charles Pannell Jr. could revoke his probation and send the rapper to jail.

T.I. is going to be back on his way to Atlanta in the next 24 hours,” Don Samuel, one of T.I.’s lawyers, told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It’s almost certain he’ll end up appearing before the court here. But without knowing all the facts, it’s premature to speculate what the court is likely to do.”

According to the terms of T.I.’s probation, the rapper cannot possess or use any narcotic, or frequent any place drugs are sold, used or administered.

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Rapper T.I., Wife Tiny Face A Year Over Ecstasy; Metha-Amphetamines

Posted: Thursday – September 2, 2010

Atlanta Hip-Hop star T.I. could be heading back to prison, after police allegedly found meth-amphetamines and ecstasy in his Maybach last night (September 1st) in West Hollywood, California.

According to the LA County Sheriff’s department, the charges T.I. faces include a minimum sentence of a year in state prison, in addition to fines that will be determined by a judge.

According to TMZ.com, T.I. and his wife Tiny Cottle were stopped in their expensive Maybach coup for a traffic violation around 10:30PM last night.

Police searched the vehicle after smelling marijuana and found the drugs, reported to be meth-amphetamines and ecstasy.

Both were booked on felony possession of a controlled substance and have since been released on $10,000 bail, a piece.

Tiny was arrested for possessing marijuana and ecstasy in the past.

In October of 2007, Tiny was arrested for possession of marijuana and ecstasy, during a sting operation that resulted in T.I.’s arrest for attempting to purchase machine guns and silencers.

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