News: T.I.'s Jail Woes Forces Kid Rock To Speak Out, "You Got So Much Horrid Sh*t Going On In The World"
Saturday, Nov 6, 2010 6:36PM
Incarcerated rapper T.I.'s publicized sentencing to 11 months behind bars for a probation violation has forced rocker Kid Rock to speak out against the legal system.
From Rock's perspective, Tip should be serving out his sentence by helping others rather than stuck behind bars.
"It's sad. He's such a nice guy. It's a tricky situation, but I feel bad for him," the rocker told Entertainment Weekly. "I understand someone's gotta learn their lesson, and I know they gave him a chance, but there's a better way his time could be utilized to help other people, something to help the community...Some of these jail things, I don't agree with them, especially when you got so much horrid sh*t going on in the world." (Rap-Up)
Rapper David Banner recently shared his concern with T.I.'s 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)
After turning himself in last Monday, T.I. released a letter to fans speaking on the punishment for violating his probation last month when arrested with drugs.
"Thank you to all that took the time to check out my new video"Get Back Up" with my homie Chris Brown. And a bigger thanks to those of you who decided to comment (good & bad). To all of you who say, "he should practice what he preaches" and "how could he do something so stupid...AGAIN?", you're absolutely right and I couldn't agree with you more. But you know what? As history has shown us before, I find my greatest inspiration during my darkest hours. So all fans of music, T.I. or not, should be able to agree that NO MERCY will surely be my best work yet. After all isn't that what it's all about? If I never went to prison, never did drugs, never f'ed up again, did everything right and never made great music....would you even care enough to comment on T.I.? Doubt it, so bear that in mind while you jump to your conclusions guys. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said "Notice not the comments of your enemies but the silence of your friends." So although I'm still in touch...watching, reading and listening, I'm not concerned with what negative people say more than I am with what positive people don't. Guess that's enough for now... Love you all still, whether you still love me or not. REAL TALK!!! And I would like to give a special I LOVE U to @star_omg and @tinymajormama. - Tip" (Statement)
Check out a recent T.I. interview below: