T.I In The Clink
Grammy Award winning Rapper T.I. has been sent to the clink after pleading guilty to various weapons charges. He’s been sentenced to one year and one day in jail.
Best known over here for his collaboration with Rihanna, ‘Live Your Life’, T.I. was picked up by police last year in a weapon sales sting. The 28-year-old rapper (real name Clifford Harris) had sent his security guard out to buy several machine guns and silencers from a local gun-runner. The police somehow got wind of all this and a bunch of people were subsequently arrested.
Since T.I. is a convicted felon, it’s illegal for him to own any guns. Machine guns and silencers are a particularly bad look and he was up for 10 years jail time before he opted to take a plea bargain and plead guilty. For what it’s worth, he said the guns were supposed to be used for self defence, following the murder of a close friend.
T.I. has released six albums since 2001, selling several million copies in the process. He’s hit #1 in the US charts three times; ‘My Love’ (with Justin Timberlake), ‘Whatever You Like’ and ‘Live Your Life’ (with Rihanna).