by Free Britney at . Comments

The judge overseeing T.I's probation case is so impressed with his behavior, he said hey man, you can have whatever you like ... okay not really, but he did ease some of the restrictions on the troubled rapper as a reward.

T.I.'s probation officer submitted the request to extend the rapper's out-of-state travel allowance from seven to 12 days, and the judge signed off.

Clifford Harris

T.I.: The model of law-abiding professionalism.

According to the officer, T.I. has been a model probationer, on his best behavior for months and completing his drug/alcohol counseling program early.

T.I. still has approximately five months left of supervised release after spending several months behind bars for a probation violation last year.

He was released into a halfway house in September.

His probation stems from his 2009 gun conviction, for which he served one year and one day, but with strict probation for several more years.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Remember Tracy Morgan's homophobic rant earlier this year? No?

Well T.I. does, and he thinks it was hilarious! The rapper brought the scandal back to life when he told Vibe that Morgan's anti-gay jokes were the funniest of all time.

The comments have Morgan toeing a fine line between staying under the radar and distancing himself from T.I., who's reveled in "the funniest jokes I ever heard."

T.I. Vibe Cover

T.I. then ignited even more controversy. Not only does he find the anti-gay humor funny, he suggested that the backlash against Morgan's stand-up is un-American.

"They're like, 'If you have an opinion against us, we're gonna shut you down,'" T.I. told Vibe. "That's not American. If you're gay you should have the right to be gay in peace."

"If you're against it, you should also have the right to be against it in peace."

The rapper, who was recently freed from jail, later walked that last part back somewhat, saying that gays are not anti-American, but the actions of a select few are.

“I believe you have the right to do whatever you want to do as long as you're not hurting anyone. I was quoted correctly, but I was taken out of context,” he said.

He says the U.S.A. is an "institution built around allowing us to speak peacefully and respectfully in opposition of any point or any topic that comes up,” T.I. added.

He went on to add that he's not even against same-sex marriage, and that members of the African-American community acts in the same, oversensitive way as well.

Fair enough, but is what Morgan said, which was borderline hateful, really peaceful or respectful? And would T.I. react the same way to N-word-laden rants? Just curious.

Thoughts on T.I.'s comments?

 

by Free Britney at . Comments

Diddy damn near caused a melee at an Atlanta club last weekend.

Fortunately, T.I. was there to talk his out-of-control buddy down.

After the mogul and Ciroc Vodka spokesman threatened to get violent with a man in the crowd drinking a rival brand (seriously) at the BET Hip Hop Awards after-party.

Things almost got out of hand at Compound, until T.I. stepped in:

Diddy began shouting at the man, "B!tch ass n!ggas ... put that sh!t down ... put that sh!t down before I come smack that purple shirt off your ass."

It appears Diddy grabs ice and throws it at the man ... before screaming, "What the f*%k are you gonna do, b*tch? Get the f*%k out of my face!"

That's the edited version. As Diddy ranted, T.I. grabbed another mic.

Continue Reading...

by Hilton Hater at . Comments

We've warned you before, Taylor Swift fans: you really have no idea who might join this talented artist on stage when she plays a concert in your hometown.

In late August, Justin Bieber sang a duet with Taylor in Los Angeles, while Nicki Minaj did the honors one night later.

Over the weekend, meanwhile, Swift played a couple of shows in Atlanta - and was joined by a couple of that city's most beloved musical icons. First up, watch T Swizzle drop a serious beat alongside Usher during a live rendition of "Yeah!"

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

T.I. is a free man at last.

The rapper departed an Atlanta halfway house just after midnight. Wisely, he made a quiet exit and did not roll out on a tricked out tour bus with cameras.

All told, Clifford Harris spent 10 months in federal prison for a probation violation after he and Tiny Cottle were arrested in L.A. last year for drug charges.

Free T.I.

The drug charges were later dismissed, but the damage was done as far as his probation - he was released early for his firearms sentence - was concerned.

T.I. was released August 31, only to be pulled back into federal custody right away after heading to the halfway house on a tour bus with TV producers.

This time, he simply got into a chauffeur-driven SUV and left. Congrats, T.I. Hope you and Tiny have a nice reunion ... and that it's not too short-lived.

[Photo: Fame Pictures]

by Free Britney at . Comments

T.I. is coming home at last, and ready to throw it down fo sho.

But the recently-released rapper, now serving out the remainder of his prison term in a halfway house, isn't throwing himself a nightclub bash a la Lil Wayne.

T.I. and Tiny Picture

He's having a $100,000 welcome-home brunch in Atlanta!

T.I. and Tiny: Soon to be reunited!

T.I.'s friend Diddy is personally shipping in 150 bottles of Ciroc, ONE FOR EACH PERSON in attendance. Hey, gotta welcome the man back to society in style.

Additionally, reps from AKOO, T.I.'s clothing line, sales of which have spiked since his incarceration, will measure the VIP guests for custom-made clothing gifts.

It's set for October 2, two days after T.I. gets out of the halfway house. Hopefully he takes a cab instead of a pimp-ass tour bus. You know how that can turn out.

by Free Britney at . Comments

T.I.'s sex life may have been limited to hand relief during visiting hours, but his recent incarceration hasn't been all bad - it's actually great for business!

Sales for the rapper's clothing line, A.K.O.O. (A King Of One's Self) have skyrocketed while he's been behind bars, according to a rep for the brand.

The company's sales soared by 25 percent in the last year while the rapper served time for violating probation on a drug charge (later dismissed).

Unpaved Road

A.K.O.O. hadn't seen such a surge since T.I.'s MTV reality show Road to Redemption premiered in 2009. Maybe he needs to go to jail more often?

The rep says they're preparing for another spike in sales when T.I. is set free from his halfway house next week after completing his drug sentence.

He will be free September 26, following some major drama earlier this month - T.I. was yanked back to prison after he left on a pimp ass tour bus.

The lesson learned here: Crime doesn't pay, except when it does.

by Free Britney at . Comments

Rapper T.I. is - for the second time in three weeks - out of prison and on his way to a halfway house to complete the remainder of his sentence.

Hopefully they don't yank him back this time.

T.I. was released August 31, having served nearly all of an 11-month sentence for violating probation, only to be returned to prison after allegedly failing to disclose - and conducting business on - a pimp ass tour bus that he rolled out in.

RESPECT T.I.!

When T.I. walked out of the Arkansas federak prison on August 31, he tweeted, "The storm is over & da sun back out." Well, it wasn't out for long.

Prison officials sent U.S. Marshals to the halfway house after that concluding T.I. had unauthorized people on the bus that transported him there.

Authorities also allege that T.I. was doing business on the bus (regarding his reality show), something he denies, but would compromise his release.

Yeah, it was a bizarre situation, but it's apparently been resolved. T.I. will be in the halfway house until September 29, then freed altogether.

Continue Reading...

by Free Britney at . Comments

Looks like T.I. is stuck in prison, at least for now.

Prison officials in Atlanta put the kibosh on the legal challenge to the decision to yank the rap star back to prison immediately following his Aug. 31 release.

The Federal Bureau of Prisons told T.I.'s lawyer he was "not entitled to legal counsel" in the process by which officials review the decision to lock him up.

Clifford Harris

Authorities remanded him into federal custody for failing to disclose that his trip to a halfway house would be on a pimp ass tour bus with cameras in tow.

T.I., wife Tameka Cottle and even the halfway house officials insist he did nothing wrong, but the prison officials have refused to budge on this matter.

T.I.'s attorney originally sent the Bureau a letter last week, asking to be present at the hearings that would decide his client's fate. He was turned down.

Two hearings have already occurred without T.I.'s lawyer present, one last week and one the week before. It's unclear what transpired at either meeting.

For now, however, he remains locked up, though his sentence is set to expire in October, so before long, he should be free to roll out - tour bus and all.

T.I. Biography

Nice T.I. Picture T.I. is a 27-year-old rapper. We are talking about T.I., of course, because he was arrested in October 2007 on gun charges. Somehow we... More »
Full Name
T.I.
x Close Ad