News: T.I. Heads To Prime Time Television, Squares Off W/ Larry King

Monday, May 10, 2010 11:30PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Southern rapper T.I. will reportedly have a one-on-one interview with renowned CNN television host Larry King this week.

According to reports, Tip will open up about his time behind bars.

T.I. will appear on Thursday's "Larry King Live," airing at 9 p.m. ET, to talk with the CNN host about the nine months he spent in prison on federal weapons charges, among other topics. The rapper was sentenced to one year and one day of prison last year following his arrest in October 2007 for attempting to illegally purchase firearms. The rapper was subsequently released to a halfway house in December to serve out the remainder of his sentence before his ultimate release at the end of March. (MTV)

Last year, singer Chris Brown appeared on the program alongside his mother and attorney to discuss the aftermath of his fight with Rihanna.

"We have to be like 10 yards away from each other," he says. "When I look at it now, it's just like, wow, like, I can't -- I can't believe that -- that actually happened. On his sentencing, Brown says that "everything comes with consequences. They want me to pick up trash remove graffiti...I'm a hard worker. It's something I'm willing to do." Chris also talks about his life with his abusive father. "I used to be scared to go to bed," he recalls. "Nobody taught us how to love one another. Nobody taught us a book on how to how to control our emotions or our anger...I wish I could have changed that night." "I just need to prove to people I can be a role model," Brown says. "That's not who I am as a person, and that's not who I promise I want to be." Chris says he misses Rihanna and admits he's not sure how to deal with her dating other guys. "I definitely would be affected by it, but, at the end of the day, I mean, we're not together, so, if she's happy, I'm cool...We'll always be friends." (CNN)

Tip is currently putting together his new album, King Uncaged.

T.I. is setting the bar high for his post-prison album, King Uncaged, comparing it to Tupac's 1996 classic All Eyez on Me, which was released months after 'Pac got out of prison. "This is the most significant return from incarceration that the game has had since then," T.I. says. "Just given the enormous success of that project, everyone's expecting the same results. I just want to meet the expectations, if not surpass them." (Rolling Stone)

His upcoming solo effort is scheduled to drop in mid-August.

"sneak peak #2 of the "i'm back" video @ http://bit.ly/b6cCta - debuts monday @ 2pm EST on www.trapmuzik.com and oh yeah...the album date is pushed up 8.17.10 - King Uncaged." (T.I.'s Twitter)

Check out a recent T.I. interview below:

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