T.I. Begins Federal Prison Sentence In Arkansas

Authorities say rapper T.I. has been booked into a federal prison in Arkansas to serve a year and a day sentence on a weapons conviction.

Prison spokeswoman Linda Thomas says T.I. has entered the prison, but couldn't give an intake time for the Atlanta rapper, whose real name is Clifford J. Harris Jr.

T.I. was to report at noon CDT to begin serving his sentence. At 12:29 p.m., a black van with Georgia license plates and tinted windows pulled up to the prison. Guards and prison officials in three vehicles escorted the van to the prison grounds.


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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on May 30, 2009 at 03:28 PM
    Sandra Bullock contributes more to charity than all the so called rap artist together.
  • by C on May 28, 2009 at 11:44 AM
    To J Roc: Very good point. That's something else I don't let my kids listen to either.
  • by Stewart Location: Williamston on May 28, 2009 at 11:06 AM
    When RAP first came out it was about life in the streets and now it is all about "Look what I got and you ain't".I can not believe that people fall for that crappola.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on May 27, 2009 at 08:50 PM
    Poor baby.
  • by J Roc Location: Raleigh on May 27, 2009 at 11:45 AM
    No diffrent than rock music...screaming the whole while can't even understand a word....some rock groups even worship the devil...something to think about.....
  • by C on May 27, 2009 at 11:08 AM
    Rap is nothing more than bad poetry with a beat. For the most part, it does nothing more than glamorize drugs and murder, while simultaneously de-humanizing women. It galls me that our youth idolize and glorify these arrogant, worthless punks. Wilma, you said it..this will only help his image among his fans. Our nation seems to sink a little lower every year, and rap is a huge part of that.
  • by Wilma Location: Yankeedoodle, NY on May 27, 2009 at 06:05 AM
    Talented guy coco? I can rap with the best of them....it requires no talent. But this will give him "street cred" though.
  • by coco Location: nc on May 26, 2009 at 10:17 PM
    talented guy but not a good role model. sorry... probably being in jail will u make more macho.
  • by Anonymous on May 26, 2009 at 08:55 PM
    Total Idiot.
  • by DK Location: Greenville on May 26, 2009 at 07:25 PM
    T.I. = Totally Incarcerated
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