News: UPDATE: T.I. Bailed From Halfway House, Taken Into Federal Custody
Friday, Sep 2, 2011 12:48AM
Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has reportedly been removed from a Georgia halfway house to an undisclosed location less than 48 hours after being released from an Arkansas jail for an 11-month sentence.
According to reports, the action is a result of how T.I. departed jail earlier this week.
Grammy-winning rapper T.I., who was freed after months in prison, was back in federal custody Thursday because of a flap over his use of a luxury bus to report to a halfway house, his lawyer said. Steve Sadow told The Associated Press that the Federal Bureau of Prisons "has moved T.I. to a different facility" because of an issue involving the rapper's 375-mile trip Wednesday from the Arkansas lockup to Atlanta in a gleaming motor coach. He did not elaborate on the exact nature of the problem federal authorities had, but said it was not drug-related. He said they are trying to resolve the problem. T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, traveled with an entourage to check into the halfway house, stepping off the bus clad in a red and blue striped polo shirt and white shirts. "There appears to be confusion surrounding the method of transportation," Sadow said. (CBS News)
The rapper was officially released from an Arkansas jail facility on Wednesday (August 31).
Atlanta-based rapper T.I. has been released one month early from a federal prison, where he was serving a weapons violation sentence. Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke said the artist, whose real name is Clifford Harris, was released at 7:29 a.m. Central time from the Forrest City low-security prison in Arkansas. (ABC News)
Following his release, Tip was slated to finish out his 11-month sentence in a halfway house.
Rapper T.I., real name Clifford Harris Jr., was released from prison Wednesday a month early, bound for a halfway house in his home state of Georgia from a low-security federal prison in Arkansas where he'd been held after violating federal probation. "Feels great to be back where I belong ... Back in the arms of those who need me the most," Tip said Wednesday morning onTwitter, shortly after leaving federal prison in Arkansas. (Los Angeles Times)
This will all likely be featured in an upcoming VH1 reality series set to premiere in the winter.
"Viewers have always connected with T.I. and we are definitely thrilled to show the next chapter of this incredible artist's riveting life with this new series," Jeff Olde, VH1's executive vice president of original programming and production, said in a statement Wednesday. "T.I is such a multi-talented artist and actor, and though he has had some setbacks, there is no doubt he will use his considerable talents to get back on top of both the music and film business." (UPI News)
Check out some past T.I. footage below: