News: T.I. Logs 864 Hours Of Community Service, New MTV Reality Show Is "In Addition To That"

Saturday, Jan 10, 2009 1:15PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Rap star T.I.'s upcoming reality series "Road to Redemption: 45 Days to Go" will not go towards his required community service.

Despite educating audiences, the forthcoming MTV program is not eligible towards his time.

It's not part of the 1,000 hours of community service he must complete before facing a prison sentence March 27. The 28-year-old rapper told the Television Critics Association on Friday (January 9) that he's put in 864 hours so far. He said: "This show is in addition to (that)." (Associated Press)

Tip pleaded guilty in March 2008 to gun possession and was sentenced to a year in prison.

In the year that he is awaiting sentencing, T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, must complete at least 1,000 hours of a total 1,500 hours of community service, talking to youth groups about the pitfalls of guns, gangs and drugs. (USA Today)

His community service began with an informative anti-violence speech at Atlanta's Stockbridge High School last April.

The Henry County chapter of the NAACP invited T.I. to make the speech there and coordinated the visit with the Stockbridge High School principal. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

The upcoming series tracks the rapper from last summer when his recent legal charges began.

The show began filming in June and will continue to shoot until March. "T.I's Road to Redemption: 45 Days to Go" premieres Feb. 10. (Central Florida's News 13)

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