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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Rapper T.I.'s release from prison hits snag
September 1st, 2011
09:31 PM ET

Rapper T.I.'s release from prison hits snag

Rapper T.I. has been removed from a halfway house to a "different facility" because of prison officials' objection over his using a tour bus to move between facilities in Arkansas and Georgia, his attorney Steve Sadow said.

T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, had walked out of a federal prison in Arkansas on Wednesday morning, 10 months after he began serving a sentence for violating his parole on a gun conviction.

 CNN's Alan Duke contributed to this report

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September 2nd, 2010
09:36 AM ET

On the Radar: Hurricane Earl, T.I.'s arrest, Gulf oil disaster

Hurricane Earl - With North Carolina's Outer Banks in its sights, large and powerful Hurricane Earl prepared Thursday to take a swipe at the Eastern Seaboard. Hurricane warnings and watches stretched from North Carolina to Delaware as well as covering parts of Massachusetts.

President Obama signed a disaster declaration for North Carolina on Wednesday evening. Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley also signed an emergency declaration earlier Wednesday. Hurricane models have the Category 4 storm passing close to the Outer Banks on Thursday night, the National Hurricane Center said. Check out the projected path, pictures, and video

T.I., wife arrested - Police arrested rapper T.I. and his wife in California after they were allegedly found in possession of a controlled substance. The couple was arrested late Wednesday during a traffic stop in Los Angeles, according to a police report.

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