Rapper T.I. was expected to plead guilty Thursday to federal weapons charges and will face prison time, according to two people familiar with his case.
The 27-year-old singer, whose real name is Clifford Harris, was expected to be sentenced to 1,500 hours of community service talking to youth groups around the country, followed by about 12 months in prison, according to two people familiar with the negotiations who spoke on condition of anonymity because the plea deal had not been finalized yet Thursday morning.
A year in jail is not bad considering that he was charged with possession of illegal weapons that included shot guns, rifles and silencers. Prodigy got three years and he only had one gun on him so T.I. is very lucky.