Special to the NNPA from the AFRO-American newspapers –
Grammy award winning rapper Clifford “T.I.” Harris was released from a halfway house on Sept. 29 to end his federal prison sentence for violating probation.
“He’s out, he’s good,” Jason Geter, who co-founded Grand Hustle Records with T.I., told the Associated Press.
T.I. has found himself in trouble consistently throughout his career. In 2009, he was convicted on federal weapons charges and served seven months in prison.
While on probation, he was arrested in Los Angeles for possession of drugs, a violation of probation. He served 11 months in a federal prison in Arkansas before being released to a halfway house.
His release to the halfway house didn’t go as planned. The rapper traveled to the halfway house on a luxury bus with a camera crew for a reality show. According to the AP, federal authorities claim that was a violation of prison rules and T.I. was sent to a federal prison in Georgia. He was released on Sept. 15.
A video posted by TMZ shows the rapper leaving federal prison with no cameras aside from the one through which he was taped, producers or tour buses. He simply got into a SUV and left.
In 2004, the rapper also spent time in a Cobb County, Ga., prison for a probation violation. He was sentenced to three years but allowed out on a work release program.
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