If a statement released by Atlanta U.S. Attorney Sally Yates yesterday is to be believed, superstar rapper T.I. could be
heading back to jail.
“We are very disappointed in Mr. Harris’ recent conduct," U.S. Attorney
Sally Yates told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a statement
released Friday (September 17th). "We will make our sentencing
recommendation at the revocation hearing.”
The rapper and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle could face up to a year in
California state prison, after they were caught being in possession of
ecstasy in Hollywood, California on September 1st.
To make matters worse, T.I. failed a drug test when traces of codeine
were found in his system when he was drug tested shortly after the
arrest and he was traveling with a convicted felon named Cortez "C-Rod"
All infractions are violations of the terms of T.I.'s three-year
probation for attempting to purchase machine guns and silencers just
before the BET Awards in October of 2007.
In an unusual deal, U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell Jr. allowed the
rapper to remain free and travel the country, to encourage at-risk youth
to stay away from drugs, gangs and violence, as part of his sentence.
The rapper, born Clifford Harris Jr., criss-crossed the country and
clocked in 1,000 hours of probation time with at-risk youth, before
serving a year in prison for gun violations.
T.I. was released in March of 2010 and appeared to be heading for Hollywood stardom, before his latest brush with the law.
Judge Pannell ordered T.I. to stand before him and explain the latest
charges, but a date for the hearing has not been set as of press time.