T.I.'s To Return To Prison For Probation Violation

A federal judge hands down an 11-month sentence to T.I. for violating various terms of his probation.

Thursday, when asked about his role in preventing an Atlanta man from jumping from a 22-story building, T.I., said “I don't expect this to have any different impact on any of my circumstances.” It’s not clear if he was correct or not, as U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell Jr. ordered him to return to prison for 11 months for violating the terms of his probation. TMZ reports one of the officers from Wednesday’s suicide attempt testified on T.I.’s behalf.

After his September 1 arrest in California, T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, was charged of committing three violations of his supervised prison release: testing positive for opiates, possessing ecstasy, and associating with a convicted felon. A probation officer originally recommended 14 months of prison time for the Grammy award winning rapper, but lawyers for T.I. contended that such sentencing guidelines were for violent career criminals. The aforementioned argument was made on the basis that Tip’s prior conviction for assaulting a Florida police detective does not qualify as a violent felony.

T.I. is expected to appeal the case and remain free on bond until he is either sentenced or the charges overturned through the appeal process.

62 Comments

  • lav2k

    Wow. Look at the haters coming out. It's like a party for them! lol TIP gonna get through this. He's a strong nigga. Don't respond to the haterz on here. TI's new song (Get Back Up) is explanation enough for us all.

  • Steve

    What a f*ckhead. Simple as that.

  • Steve

    What a fuckhead. Simple as that.

  • Nico 3

    No rapper's life is that hard where getting locked up is better than enjoying a multi million dollar lifestyle. It's time for T.I. to reflect on what matters before a judge with a grudge againsn't hip hop bullshit sentences him to something real.

  • dontworryboutit

    Its all a setup. TIP just wants to put on this gangsta image to boost his album sales.. Most of his music is old, and noone bumping this nigga shit no more.. So he figured out how the game works get. Get some time, and come out in a few months talking hard as shit so people can believe you a gangsta.. Watch what weezy do when he gets out, he gonna do the same shit.

    • RuffDraft

      Uhh i dont think im gonna throw away some of the best years of my life for another 20,000 units sold. He has more than enough money.

    • b haze

      that is one of the stupidest things i have ever heard. you are dead wrong with that comment. no one is gonna do like a year in jail to to sell some albums . and also there are plenty of people who still listen to paper trail and that album is over 2 years old, and almost 3x platinum.

  • Anonymous

    i know its just a pic but that picture with him and the cop looks mad suspect lol keep ya head up tip

  • mcmastermind

    I mean yeah it was a stupid move by T.I. But why yall hating on him? It's not like TIP blamed this shit on you. He got his sentence and he ain't complaining so I don't see a fucking problem.

  • IMASMACKMESUMN

    WHAT A FUCKIN MORON. THIS NIGGA TIP STAY LOSIN. FUCKIN WHACK ASS PILLS POPPIN SKELETON LOOKIN GOOFY ASS NIGGAS. MY LIL 12 YEAR OLD CUZZO WOULD SMACK THE SHIT OUTTA THIS WHITEBOY DRUG CONSUMIN ASS NIGGAS. NIGGA ON THAT WEIRD MONKEY SHIT NIGGA

    • UAINTERNETGANGSTA

      YOU A INTERNET GANGSTA! U WACK! I BET U DON'T TALK DAT SHIT IN THESE STREETS FOR REAL CAUSE U KNOW THE CONSEQUENCES.... IT'S COOL DOH... U DON'T KNOW ME DATS Y U FAKIN... FAKE ON; I DON'T HAVE NO MORE WRAP FOR YOU SHAWTY!

    • FUCKABITCHBTCH

      BITCH SHUT THE FUCK UP... FUCKIN TIP GROUPIE YOU PROLLY DONE CAUGHT ALL THAT SHIT BITCH HERPES AIDS ALL THAT SHIT. STUPID ASS TRICK. FUCKIN HARLOT

    • thebestlookinbitcheva

      SHUT YOUR WHITE ASS UP... HATIN ON MY MAN TIP... YOU SOUND LKE A WHITE DUDE, KEEP REPEATN NIGGA... U CAN'T DO DAT, NIGGA!

  • Michael Desauguste

    Keep ya head up BRUH U mad it through a year an a day u ga make it through 11 month

  • TipFan

    Tip got off with an okay sentence from a F#cked up system. Over 75% of drug offenders are not reienstated for attempt to sell, but simple possesion. In this case Tip wasn't hurting anyone, but himself. The year isnt even warranted, but considering what everyone else gets, I'm happy for him. Addiction isnt worthy of incarceration unless someone is seriously hurt. I understand the preemptive measures, but any sane person can go insane at any moment given the right situation, ask postal workers or upset discovery channel workers. anyway glad to see a decent dude get such a light sentence. Shout out to Mick Vick, who didnt deserve the year he got....and I'm not bias cause I think O.J. did that shit.

  • bawse2ulookouts

    KEEP YA HEAD UP TIP YA HEARD ME!!!

  • Mello

    He tells kids not to do drugs n yet he cant step awy from it dat is ashame.

  • lav2k

    Damn people. Don't you know we live in a currupt system. Hip-Hop police watching their every move. There is no slippin' for modern black entertainer. We shouldn't turn our backs on TI.

  • six

    See you in 11 months T.I. cut tha bullshit and get it together homie

  • Anonymous

    i feel like replying to each one of you and telling all you why you are stupid but it wouldnthelp you laugh about a guy sent to prison yet you think you got anything to do with hiphop and all that stuff you guys "know" about his private life ... amazing you people are the result of a generation rapping about guns/violence/drugs/money but not rapping about whats to be done about it on a serious level

  • Anonymous

    oh and all of you are such hatefull assholes WTF is wrong with you you go off on a man who is sent to prison?!? what kind of people comment on this site? i thought this was HIPHOP dx

  • Anonymous

    wow "testing positive for opiates, possessing ecstasy, and associating with a convicted felon" is it just me or should none of this shit be anybodys buisness?! 11 months for that man i would send the judge to prison

  • Chupps

    He still owe's atleast 9 more years behind bars, snitching ass.

    • realnigga1

      Who he snitchin on an for wat? All yal silly as fuck, real recognize real jus lik yal fake ass niggas attract each other wit stupid comments if u ever been in the system u would understand how shit work it ain't all ways black an white.

  • Anonymous

    What a loser. But at leasts he has an image of a thug now. Now he can scream in his records that he is a real gangster

    • thebestlookinbitcheva

      Cause he went to prison? How da fuck does that make you a gangster? A real gangster don't get caught....

  • sucks

    man that sucks. the thing that i really hate is that he was rapping in paper trail all this shit about he was wrong ,he will take responsibility for what he did and he wont do it again and all that good guy shit and now he goes in again.it feels weird it makes him not a man to his word,that's what i hate about it.

  • Anonymous

    This is proof,if dumb ass rappers can fly, a prison is their airport.

  • edubb1977

    11 MONTHS THAT'S ALL!!!!!!!! The illuminati helps him again.

  • Dom

    This nigga is retarted. makes me sick

    • BWS-Fish

      that post would have been a lot better if you had been able to spell the word "retarded" so i think it may be you who is actually a retard and not Tip.

  • Whyklev

    Dude, you make great music, but man, what the hells wrong with you????

  • nas

    some niggaz just love prison just don't make no damn sense to throw away your career like that

  • annon

    niggaz who do dirt early in life know how to get away with but no t.i

  • Anonymous

    hahahahaha thats what happens when you dont have a weed carrier

  • Alex Hayford

    Daaamn! 11 months?? Again?? Yeah it was a probation violation but this kind of sentence for DRUGS??? The judicial system in this country needs to get it's priorities straight, this is ridiculous. T.I. kinda deserves this shit tho, he's a fucking idiot for riding dirty while on probation. He has nobody to blame but himself. But fuck, let's change some laws please, this is insane! Californians, please vote YES on Prop 19, it'll be the beginning of a change in the retarded mindset of this nation!

  • plugz

    t.i. should ditch that tiny bitch, i kno thats his girl but she seems to be getting him in trouble FUCK that BITCH!

  • jj

    NOO what a dumbass, come on tip ur smarter than this... cant believe hes goin back fucking retardd

  • GSONII

    Still my boi as a rapper but can't see he didn't bring it on himself. Hold ya head TIP

  • ayodawghi

    niggas is stupid dawg

  • Lit

    Product of his environment. Can't stay out of trouble. Winner in the rap game, loser at life.

  • kennyken

    hell he probably lit up now...just jokin. man they sending him to jail and paris just had coke on her plus lindsay and both of them are out doing the same ole thang.

  • AL QEADA /PAKISTAN DIV

    TI is a good dude he just got fucked up on dat sizzuRP and carried away,shit could have happend to any1,fuckin paris hilton and lindsey hoehan get caught with coke every day n they dont get shit.

  • Michael Desauguste

    man dat still sucks all njgga wanted ta do was hav a gud tme wit his chick

  • asisa

    What a fucking dumbass

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  • YOZAAA

    dumb dude. shoulda leart from his first mistake

  • Almar

    Goddamn Shame, he needs to put that album out before he's goes back.

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  • problems/problema

    I knew that publicity stunt wasn't gonna have any bearing on his case...11 months for some stupid shit..that dude need to get his act together

    • Hold UP

      Co-sign.....All he had to do was make this money and drop king uncaged and murder the charts....tip is a dumb-ass

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