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 shit. 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.