02:06 PM EDT 05/28/2015
Originally posted 12/23/2009 02:10PM
Someone got an early holiday gift.
T.I. was released from prison Tuesday and will serve out the remainder of his sentence on gun charges at a halfway house, the Associated Press reports.
The rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, left federal prison in Arkansas and will move into the Dismas Charities halfway house in Atlanta, where he will stay for up to three months.
T.I. was arrested in 2007 for attempting to buy unregistered machine guns and silencers. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year and a day in prison. He began serving the jail term in May.
Originally posted 03/27/2009 11:55AM
Friday was the day of reckoning for rapper T.I. as an Atlanta judge sentenced him to one year and a day for federal weapons charges.
"Today I would like to say thank you to some, and apologize to all," the rapper told U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell Jr. at sentencing, according to the Associated Press.
T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, pleaded guilty last March after he was arrested in 2007 attempting to buy unregistered machine guns and silencers.
He will have between 30 and 60 days to report to prison. Harris already has completed about 1,000 hours of community service and has warned youths about the pitfalls of guns, drugs and violence as documented on his MTV reality series T.I.'s Road to Redemption. He will need to complete 470 additional hours.
Originally posted 10/09/2008 12:30PM
According to T.I., the presidential race is a subject fit for a king.
Or at least King magazine's politically-themed November issue, for which he served as guest editor.
"When I'm speaking to young people and they say, 'Who you voting for?' I say, 'Well, what you think's wrong with the country?," says the rapper, 28, in a roundtable discussion. "What problems do you need to be fixed? OK, then cut your PlayStation off and turn to CNN and listen to these people."
Originally posted 07/29/2008 12:25PM
Rapper T.I., who just finished working with Mariah Carey on her new music video, "I'll Be Lovin' U a Long Time," tells PEOPLE that he enjoyed the experience with the singer. "She's a phenomenal talent," he says. "Extremely professional."
The hip-hop star has a lot currently going on. He's about to drop a new album, Paper Trail and begin shooing a new movie. But the one thing he wishes he could do is vote. His recent conviction on federal weapons possession charges makes him ineligible to cast a ballot. (He's currently on probation and will begin serving a 12-month sentence in March.)
So the 27-year-old multi-platinum selling artist decided to get other young people to do their civic duty as the spokesperson for the Hip-Hop Caucus's new Respect My Vote campaign.
Originally posted 05/16/2008 12:35PM
T.I. and his girlfriend Tameka "Tiny" Cottle welcomed their second son together after midnight Friday morning, the rapper's rep confirmed exclusively to PEOPLE.
The infant's name is Major Harris, aand he weighed in at 7 lbs., 4 oz. He is the fifth child for T.I., 27, and his second with Cottle. The couple are already parents to son King Harris, 3.
"God has blessed us with another miracle," says T.I., born Clifford Harris. Cottle had announced her pregnancy on her MySpace page in January.
Originally posted 03/21/2008 01:30PM
He's under house arrest in Atlanta awaiting trial on weapons charges, but rapper T.I. got good news from a federal magistrate judge on Thursday: He can leave the house ... to go to church. The rapper (real name: Clifford Harris) can attend Easter services at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. No word, though, if he can squeeze in a brunch or an egg hunt during his five-plus hours of freedom.
Paris Hilton is spreading good will in South Africa while on tour with her beau Benji Madden and his band Good Charlotte. The heiress graciously gave out photos of herself in a bikini – then signed them for children. Good Charlotte, meanwhile, is scheduled to play Friday at Johannesburg's New Market Racecourse before heading to Cape Town.
Originally posted 01/04/2008 07:00PM
Rapper T.I. (real name Clifford Harris) and his on again, off again girlfriend Tameka "Tiny" Cottle of the '90s R&B group Xscape, are expecting another child together, the musician's rep confirms.
Cottle, 32, recently posted the news that the couple are expecting a baby boy on her personal Myspace page, which has garnered many congratulatory comments from friends and fans.
This will be the fifth child for T.I., 27, and his second with Cottle. The couple are already parents to son King Harris, 3.
News of the pregnancy comes in the middle of T.I.'s house arrest sentence in Georgia for illegal weapons charges. The rapper was arrested last October for allegedly trying to buy machine guns and silencers. He was released on a $3 million bond until the outcome of his trial, which is still pending, but must be under home confinement.
– Jessica Herdon
Originally posted 10/14/2007 02:00PM
Rapper T.I., a multiple nominee and scheduled performer at the BET Hip-Hop Awards, was arrested just hours before show time on charges of illegally buying machine guns.
Originally posted 06/25/2007 09:40AM
A fight broke out Sunday between the entourages of rap stars Ludacris and T.I. in Hollywood.
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