Rapper T.I. released from halfway house
September 29th, 2011
09:01 AM ET

Rapper T.I. released from halfway house

Rapper T.I. was released from an Atlanta halfway house Thursday morning, his lawyer said.

The popular hip-hop artist, whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., wass serving an 11-month sentence for violating his parole on a gun conviction.

The rapper served two stints in the Arkansas prison. He served seven months there in 2009 as part of an unusual sentence negotiated two years ago to resolve federal gun charges. Those charges followed his attempt to buy three machine guns in the parking lot of an Atlanta grocery store.

His latest time behind bars was triggered by his arrest, along with his wife, after a motorcycle officer stopped their car on Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California, a year ago.

A police report said suspected drugs were found in the couple's car and they were both arrested on drug charges. While the charge against the rapper was later dropped, he failed a drug test given by his parole officer.

When T.I. walked out of prison on August 31, he tweeted, "The storm is over & da sun back out."

T.I. had been released to a halfway house and briefly returned back to prison after confusion regarding how he got to the halfway house and who was with him.

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  1. emma

    Any wrapper named after a calculator company must be ok. I used to love HP and Texas Instruments calculators. RPL LOGIC RULES !

    September 29, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Euniique

      You mean Rapper?? -_-

      September 29, 2011 at 9:42 am | Report abuse |
  2. Annonymous

    YEAH FREE T.I!!!!!!!!!!!

    September 29, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
  3. Sigh

    He'll f it up, and be right back in. Losers like him always do.

    September 29, 2011 at 9:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. Umm..

    "if you ain't living what you kicking then you worthless..."

    September 29, 2011 at 9:29 am | Report abuse |
  5. Euniique

    I guess the editor missed the "wass" typo...

    September 29, 2011 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      Maybe it was written by a snake.

      The popular hip-hop artissst, whose real name is Clifford Harrissss Jr., wassss sssserving an 11-month sssssentence for violating hissssssssssssss parole on a gun conviction.

      The rapper sssserved two sssstintssss in the Arkansssssas prisson. He ssssserved ssssseven monthsssss there in 2009 ass part of an unusual ssssssssentence negotiated two yearssssss ago to ressssolve federal gun chargesssss. Thosssse chargesssss followed hissssssssssssssssssss attempt to buy three machine gunssss in the parking lot of an Atlanta grosssssssssssery ssssssssssssstore.

      September 29, 2011 at 12:30 pm | Report abuse |
  6. justathought

    Must be a very good icon for kids. (TIC)

    September 29, 2011 at 9:44 am | Report abuse |
  7. Hajalua

    Send him back. Worthless drain on society. He'll mess up again – all part of "street cred".....

    September 29, 2011 at 9:48 am | Report abuse |
    • haterss

      what exactly makes him a drain on society. being in jail drained more money out of society than anything else

      September 29, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Steve

    He can join the list of... could have been but... List of tragically flawed but talented people who never quite got out of their own way. Lindsey Lohan anyone? Alice in Chains? Feel free to add to the list. At heart he seems like a halfway decent guy... Hope he finally gets it and flies straight.

    September 29, 2011 at 9:49 am | Report abuse |
  9. crabman

    change his name to JACKAZZ -- better fit

    September 29, 2011 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
  10. Freddy

    Now he can "Do whatever he likes"

    September 29, 2011 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  11. MINX

    Can you cut T.I. a break????? Judge Mathis cleaned up HIS act . . . . . .

    September 29, 2011 at 10:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Big George in Big D

      Don't think he, or any other rapper for that matter, deserves a break! They all suck!

      September 29, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
    • haterss

      big george sucks big d

      September 29, 2011 at 12:45 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Crown..

    The King has returned (South anyway). Good luck to the dude. Fly staright.

    September 29, 2011 at 10:08 am | Report abuse |
  13. No name

    To all those knocking this man i think you all need to shut the f up and stop judging someone you dont know personally. Last time i checked the Bible said "he who is without sin may cast the first stone". So if u aren't perfect how can you expect someone else to be?........dillholes!

    September 29, 2011 at 10:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Crown..

      Well Said.

      September 29, 2011 at 10:18 am | Report abuse |
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      I don't expect perfection. It would be nice to see improvement though.

      September 29, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
  14. IT

    Did a rapper write this article? They mispelled was.

    September 29, 2011 at 10:26 am | Report abuse |
    • sideofbacon

      wasn't a typo, "they" call it poetic art.

      September 29, 2011 at 10:36 am | Report abuse |
  15. greenpower

    Most people that hate TI or any rappers for that matter is/are raciest,.,. Hip Hop/Rap is the only thing what will unite the World.
    When all of these old white prejudice/raciest people die off and the younger hip hop nation take over, the world will be a BETTER PLACE.

    September 29, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • sideofbacon

      you be trollin'
      they be hatin'
      tryin' to catch you ridin' derp, eh

      September 29, 2011 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      OK. If I have questions about the integrity or moral character of ONE black guy, I must be a racist. Is that the narrow mindedness that rap/ hip hop teaches you? Good luck with that "better place" you speak of, if that is how you are taught to think.

      September 29, 2011 at 12:35 pm | Report abuse |
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