Grammy-winning rapper T.I. is finally a free man after serving nearly a year behind bars for a probation violation which took place last summer.
Details of his jail release emerged online early Wednesday (August 31) morning.
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)
His release from the Arkansas jail has also been confirmed.
The rapper was sentenced to 11 months in prison in October for breaking his federal probation after he was arrested in Los Angeles on drug charges. He was set to be released at the end of September, but prison authorities released him a month early. His attorney, Jonathan Leonard, confirmed T.I. was released but did not immediately say where his client is going. (The Washington Post)
A few days ago, SOHH was informed of T.I.’s likely early departure despite a September 29th scheduled release.
“We’re confident it’s going to be a little bit earlier,” the record exec told SOHH when asked about the September 29th scheduled release. “It could be in the next couple of days or it could be the next couple of weeks but we’re confident that it’ll definitely be before the end of September.” (SOHH)
Monday reports specifically stated the “King of the South” would be freed today.
Sources tell GreenHitz.com, that T.I. will be released from prison Wednesday 8/31/2011, and will be headed straight into the studio! For all of you T.I. fans prepare for the best, as he’s coming back for the streets! Sure we always have to keep the ladies in mind, but T.I. is now back on “dat fuck shit”. So prepare to have some headbanging beats from Toomp or Lil C, and some heavy catchy club anthems from Mr. Clifford Harris! I’m predicting a hostile street club takeover! Welcome back home Tip! (Gyant Unplugged)
Check out some past T.I. footage down below: