News: T.I. Preps Walk Into The Big House
Saturday, Oct 30, 2010 10:39PM
Grammy-winning rapper T.I. is preparing to turn himself into an Arkansas prison and told fans how to keep up-to-date with him while serving an 11-month sentence for a probation violation.
Writing on Twitter, Tip thanked his supporters and told them to keep up with him via the social network.
"Hey yall #teamTI will be holding me down on this front with updates until I return. Thx for your continued support. In a minute....#NoMercy," Tip tweeted Saturday (October 30). (T.I.'s Twitter)
Southern rapper David Banner recently reflected on Tip's legal situation.
"My biggest concern is not really so much about Tip. It's about what his kids are going through. The one thing I know about Tip is that he is strong. When I first met him he was the shortest dude in the room [laughs]. But he was the toughest dude. He has always been grown. I just want his kids to be alright because no one ever talks about that aspect. That's where my heart is." (VIBE)
New York rapper Tony Yayo recently analyzed T.I.'s legal woes.
"Man, that's f*cked up," Yayo said about T.I.'s 11-month sentence in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid. "Let me tell you something about fed probation. Fed probation, it's kinda easy but it's kinda bad. When I was on fed probation, I had six dirty urines and they gave me the drug program. They gave me the drug program. So they kinda lenient in certain ways, but in other ways, they're not. I think really because he got arrested, it's making the violation f*cked up. It's making it an official violation. See, I was smoking weed -- I never got arrested getting it and my P.O. was just like, 'Yo, if you get more and more, if your levels don't go down, we're gonna violate you.' Him, he got arrested in the Maybach. It's just the police contact, it's a f*cked up situation." (Shade 45)
The rapper will reportedly have to serve out his sentence in the state of Arkansas.
T.I. will be returning to the exact same federal Arkansas jail next week that he cohabitated as part of his sentence for his 2008 gun conviction. According to the Associated Press, the King of the South will be entering Forrest City's low-security premises on November 1, where he will begin an 11-month sentence for violating his federal probation. (XXL Mag)
Check out a recent T.I. interview below: