News: T.I. Ends Silence On 11-Month Jail Bid

Monday, Oct 18, 2010 10:48PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has broken his silence on being sentenced to 11-months behind bars for a probation violation which occurred after he was arrested last month on a drug possession charge in California.

Tip believes his return to jail will ultimately have a positive impact on his life.

"After this, I will become a better person," said Clifford Harris, the Atlanta rapper known as T.I. Resigned to spending another 11 months in federal prison, he spent part of this day acknowledging his own responsibility for his undoing. "I am not without flaw. One thing from my flaws that I have always done, I have accepted responsibility," he said. Harris spoke on V-103 Monday. (11 Alive Atlanta News)

Last week, Tip's attorney, Dwight Thomas, spoke on his client's sentence.

"Of course we're disappointed in the sentencing," Thomas said outside the courtroom yesterday. "At the same time, it's far less than what the government asked for. [As far as serving the full sentence,] that'll be up to the Bureau of Prisons, that's not their usual policies but their policies are what were governed in this case. Of course he's disappointed. This is not what he expected, this is not what he wants in his life at this point. The judge is giving him two weeks to self surrender..." (Freddy O)

Details on T.I.'s sentencing hit the Internet Friday (October 15) afternoon.

Rapper T.I. had his probation revoked by a federal judge today and was sentenced to 11 months in prison. T.I. was busted last month on felony possession of a controlled substance ... while he was on probation for a 2009 federal gun possession conviction. T.I. told the judge he needed help for drug addiction and begged not to be sent back to prison. We're told one of the officers from Wednesday's jumper incident testified on T.I.'s behalf. He has two weeks to turn himself in. (TMZ)

During his Atlanta court appearance, T.I. pleaded with the judge.

"I screwed up," said the rapper, wearing a three-piece gray suit. "I screwed up big time, and I'm sorry. I'm truly and sincerely sorry. I don't want and I don't need to use drugs anymore. I want them out of my life." (Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Check out T.I.'s attorney speaking on T.I. below:

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