Fans eagerly awaiting T.I.‘s return home can finally mark a date on their calendars, as the “King of the South” is currently scheduled to become a free man in September.
According to reports, T.I. will be released at the start of next fall.
T.I. is coming home. The incarcerated rapper, born Clifford Harris, Jr., will be released from Arkansas’ Federal Correctional Institution Forrest City Low on September 29, 2011 after completing his 11-month sentence for violating his parole. (Hip Hop DX)
Last November, Grand Hustle’s Young Dro spoke on T.I.’s time behind bars for probation violation.
“I talked to T.I. a few days before he went in. We were just riding around, kickin’ it in the Maybach, just going over our plans for the future. But it wasn’t on no sad shit. He’s still in high spirits. ” Dro tells VIBE. “We were talking over shrimp and oyster like bosses…I called him again the night before he went in to just reassure him and let him know I’m P$C for life. He knows I’m a winner, and I’m going to make sure everything is in order until he comes back home…T.I. is my homeboy for life. Everything I do is for Grand Hustle. He knows he made mistakes and he’s manning up to all of it.” (VIBE)
Earlier this year, Tip’s wife Tiny discussed wanting to take her husband’s charge.
“I feel like, if you don’t know the details on it, you can’t say I could take the fall,” Tiny says, her sugary drawl laced with frustration. “If I could have, I would have said, ‘Well, yeah, that’s me.’ But it wasn’t able to be done. And for one, there were other people–other friends in the car–that could have taken the fall, but it couldn’t happen.” Tiny stresses that the couple have (finally!) learned their lesson. “It’s time-out for any nonsense,” she says flatly. “We know what to do now. Not that we didn’t then–but things happen.” Tiny stresses that the couple have (finally!) learned their lesson. “It’s time-out for any nonsense,” she says flatly. “We know what to do now. Not that we didn’t then–but things happened, you know. Now it’s for sure. He’s never gonna go back to jail. We can’t have that.” (XXL Mag)
At the start of his 11-month sentence last November, T.I. released a statement to fans speaking on his past trials in jail.
“This experience is truly a pain I have never felt before and that’s saying a lot for a n*gga who’s been down locked up as many times as I have,” Tip wrote. “I see this as a real a** whoopin’. The kind you don’t just go back outside to play afterwards. You take ya a** to bed and don’t come out of your room until it’s time to go to school…I don’t know what effect this will have on my life moving forward but I’m certainly sick and motherf*cking tired of going to jail, juve, trison, the pen, correctional facilities or whatever else you want to call it…I’d have been better off doing a 5-10 year bid one time than going in time and time again for days, weeks and months for the last 15 years of my life.” (Trap Muzik)
T.I. and Tiny were initially arrested last summer in Los Angeles on drug possession charges resulting in the rapper serving an 11-month sentence for a probation violation beginning November 2010.
Check out some recent pre-jail T.I. footage down below: