– Written by Mickesha the Puerto Rican Barbie
It seems like rapper T.I. just can’t stay out of trouble. After being released from prison early and scoring a reality show all in the same day, T.I, added one more accomplishment to his day: getting sent back to prison.
How did he manage to get locked-up again in the same day? According to the authorities, T.I. violated his parole by simply chosing the wrong way to travel from Arkasas (where he was imprisoned) to Atlanta (where he was set to begin production of his new reality TV series). Allegedly T.I.P. and his entourage made the 375-mile trip to ATL in a chauffered luxury bus, followed by a caravan of four black SUVs.
The problem was, in order for the often-troubled rapper to make the trip using his own transportation, he had to file a petition. However in his request, T.I. allegedly stated that he’d be making the commute in a van. Apparently the authorities considered this to be a violation, claiming that he lied about his transportation arrangements- a transgression that apparently landed him back in federal custody.
However according to T.I.’s legal council, the situation was all a misunderstanding, releasing this statement,
“We are confident there was never any intent to mislead or to misstate the method of transportation. If there was some confusion or misunderstanding surrounding the method of transportation, we hope to clear it up quickly so T.I. can return to the halfway house.”
T.I. was previosly scheduled to check into an Atlanta half-way house, where he was set to start filming for his upcoming VH1 series, after spending the last 10 months at an Arkansas federal pen for previosly violoating his parole. Hopefully for hip-hop fans across the world, the situation can be rectified. If not, it’s possible that T.I. could remain locked up in Atlanta until his sentence was originally scheduled to end, Sept. 29.
At the time of the incident, a VH1’s camera-crew was with T.I. on the bus filming during the transit between Arkansas and Georgia. However if the “King of the South” is forced to serve the rest of his sentence, their cameras will not be allowed inside the prison. His upcoming reality-show, which will be based on T.I.’s adventures readjusting to life as a free man, was initially scheduled to debut this winter.
The Atlanta rapper was released from Forrest City Correctional Facility in Arkansas on August 31st after serving 10 months for his conviction stemming from a September 2010 incident where police pulled over his vehicle for making an illegal U-turn on Sunset Blvd. During the course of the traffic stop they were overwhelmed with the smell of marijuana, which led them to perform a narcotics investigation. According to a statement released by the L.A. County Sheriff’s office, T.I. and his wife Tiny “were found to be in possession of a controlled substance”, later to have been confirmed as ecstasy. At the time, the rapper was on probation from a previous ten month stint on federal weapons charges. The arrest led him to an eleven month sentence for drug possession and violating the terms of his probation.
Upon being released from prison T.I. had this to say to his fans vis Twitter:
“The storm is over & da sun back out. IT’S OUR TIME TO SHINE SHAWTY!!!!! “Welcome to the beginning of our Happy Ending!!!!”
The GoodFellaz TV Staff hopes that this situation can be cleared up shortly so that the grammy award winner can get back to work. Since his release he has already signed a fictional book deal with Harper Collins entitled “Power & Beauty”, along with his VH1 reality series for VH1, Check out the first pics of T.I. since his release, GoodFellaz TV will continue to update this story as facts become available.