Mon 18 May 2009
(photo of T.I. at his farewell party this past Sat. in Miami, spotted at Kiddunot)
Yes, everyone is in a tizzy about this factoid in the Associated Press:
“T.I., whose real name is Clifford J. Harris Jr., must report to Forrest City’s low-security federal prison by noon on May 26, according to court filings. There, Harris will join 1,500 other inmates as he serves a year-and-one-day prison sentence after pleading guilty in March to federal weapons charges in Atlanta.
The rapper, the self-proclaimed “King of the South,” had faced a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each charge in his three-count indictment.
Harris will be credited for 305 days of home detention he already has served after being charged, so his stay at the Forrest City prison likely will be only two months…”
Well, then I guess if there’s any leftover cake and champagne from Saturday’s farewell party, they should just throw it in the fridge, cuz the Kang will be back before August? They may still be editing the two new videos he’s shooting this week. Yung Dro will only have gotten 2 pedicures in that time. (Maybe 3 since he’s the gator mandals-wearing type). Baby Leezy will not have been born yet. It’s right around the corner.
Do you hate or congratulate? I congratulate but then again, I’m one of the few who feel like his public service was worth more to the system than his lock-down time. But I’m not oblivious to the fact that….2 months is pretty short. And house arrest in a mansion with your girl and your kids is not the same as being captive in general population, even at a low security prison, like Forrest City.
(more details from the AP report on T.I.’s upcoming prison time, and photos from his party, after the jump….)
“…R.D. Weeks, a spokesman for the prison, said Harris likely would be treated like any other prisoner coming into the facility.
“Unless there are custody or security concerns, all incoming inmates are placed in general population,” Weeks told The Associated Press.
Weeks said each cell at the prison is double-bunked. Harris also will have the opportunity to use the recreation yard, as well as take part in counseling or participate in the one of the facility’s 14 religious groups, Week said.
Harris, 28, was arrested after trying to buy unregistered machine guns and silencers from undercover federal agents in 2007. That came after Harris’ best friend was killed following a post-performance party in Cincinnati in 2006. The rapper has said the bullets that killed his friend were meant for him.
Upon his release, Harris will be on probation for three years. He also must pay a $100,000 fine as part of his sentence…”
(another photo from BallerAlert. The very pretty woman on the left is Sarah Chapman, the mysterious woman who gave birth to Diddy’s daughter just months before Kim Porter had twin daughters by Diddy in 2007. For more photos from the party, check The305 as well.)