Free at Last..Free as Last..T.I. is Free at Last!
ATL rapper T.I. was released from a halfway house in Atlanta on Thursday morning and has completed an 11-month sentence stemming from his 2010 arrest for drug possession.
“He’s out, he’s good,” T.I.‘s manager and Grand Hustle partner, Jason Geter, told The Associated Press in an interview. TI’s legal drama began when he was arrested in 2007 arrest and eventual sentence on felony weapons charges. He was sentenced to one year and one day in prison in 2009; he completed nine months of his bid but was arrested again in October 2010 while driving in Los Angeles.
The L.A. County district attorney’s office declined to file drug charges against T.I. after finding narcotics in his vehicle, but the multi-platinum rapper unfortunately was in violation with his federal probation and landed back in prison again in October of 2010 when he was sentenced to serve an eleven month prison sentence.
According to the AP, T.I. will now have to serve one year of federal probation, but barring any infractions, there will be no more prison time. Thank goodness for that! Hopefully Tip will be able to stay out of trouble, because I have the feeling if he doesn’t he’ll never see the light of day.
It has been speculated that T.I. would make an appearance at the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which are being taped in Atlanta this weekend. I’ll be watching and I’m sure all of you will too!
Do you think T.I. can keep himself out of prison for good?