Grammy-winning rapper T.I.‘s unexpected return to prison until his September 29th release has finally been explained as goverment documents justifying the move have emerged online.
According to the docs, T.I. had a reality television series crew on his tour bus headed home last week.
T.I. was hauled back to prison because prison officials believed he had people from his reality show on the bus that took him to his halfway house … this according to official documents obtained by TMZ. According to the incident report, when T.I. was released from prison on August 31, he was under specific instructions to be transported to his halfway house — where he would serve the remaining 30 days of his sentence — but he could ONLY travel with his wife … and he wasn’t allowed to conduct business on the bus. But prison officials say T.I. also had his manager, along with 2 VH1 producers on board. Prison officials believe T.I. and his crew were yakking about his reality show as well as a book — a violation of the rules. (TMZ)
Earlier this week, T.I.’s lawyer came forward and addressed the situation.
The lawyer for rapper T.I. said Friday that he’s working to have the Grammy winner returned to a halfway house after a transportation flap left him locked up again in a federal penitentiary. The Federal Bureau of Prisons website Friday shows that the rapper is at the Atlanta penitentiary with a release date of Sept. 29. (The Associated Press)
Reports of Tip getting placed under federal custody landed online last Friday (September 2).
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 in late August.
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)
Check out some past T.I. footage down below: