T.I. Gets 11 More Months in Prison, now that’s a title Hip Hop could have done without. Earlier in the year I wrote “Say Good By to Lil Wayne & Hello T.I.” and now it’s in reverse. T.I. is one of my favorite artists but every time this guy takes a step forward he takes two back. It’s a given we all make mistakes and he just got off easy for one of the biggest mistakes of his life, to now go back to the slammer for some silly s**t. I guess once bitten isn’t necessarily twice shy. Now his music , career and label will suffer. So much for King Uncaged (chuckle).
T.I. was still on probation for federal weapons charges when he was arrested Sept. 1 on drug charges in Los Angeles. He and his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, were taken into custody during a traffic stop in West Hollywood in which deputies said they smelled a strong odor of marijuana from inside the car. They were soon released on bond.
After the arrest, a U.S. probation officer alleged that T.I. committed three violations of his supervised release from prison: possessing ecstasy, testing positive for opiates and associating with a convicted felon. Pannell then ordered T.I. to appear back before him in court on Friday.