Rapper T.I. is back in federal prison just two days after he was released from jail. T.I. (real name Clifford Harris) was supposed to be serving out the last month of his sentence at a halfway house. Now he’s back in the big house and apparently it’s all because he just couldn’t resist being picked up from jail by a luxury ride.
When T.I. was released from prison, he was reportedly supposed to be picked up by a regular old van. Instead, T.I. took the 375-mile trip from his Arkansas jail to his Atlanta halfway house via a luxury tour bus. This apparently did not sit well with prison officials. T.I.’s attorney, Steve Sadow, said they had an “issue” with his client’s sweet ride.
â€œWe are awaiting the opportunity to quickly resolve whatever the issue may be that the Federal Bureau of Prisons has with T.I.â€™s method of transportation — bus — from Arkansas to Atlanta, so that T.I. can return to the halfway house to complete the remaining days of his sentence,â€ Sadow said in a press statement.
T.I. was arrested in 2009 for attempting to buy guns illegally from undercover federal agents. He served seven months in prison for that crime. The rapper and actor was arrested again in 2010 for possession of ecstasy and sentenced to 11 more months in prison for violating his probation. He was initially set for release at the end of September, but got out early.
Sadow said T.I. never meant to mislead authorities about the method of transportation he would be using to reach the halfway house in Atlanta. T.I. already has a deal lined up with VH1 for a reality show to feature his return to life outside of prison. We’re sure going home in a huge tour bus probably looked better on camera than some dinky van. Right T.I.?