T.I.'s road to redemption has no GPS - and must maneuver around a huge roadblock.
The embattled rapper faces another 11 months in prison after violating probation on drug charges stemming from a September arrest with wife Tiny.
Still, the star is determined to rise again. "I want drugs out of my life. If I can get the treatment and counseling I need ... I can beat this," T.I. said.
PEACE OUT: T.I. will be back behind bars soon enough.
In vain, he told the judge who sentenced him how "I need help. For me, my mother, my kids, I need mercy." What he needs is to stop sippin' dat sizzurp!
His relapse is sad in light of his heroic actions last week, when he raced to the scene and helped talk a suicidal man off a 22-story ledge in Atlanta.
But the law is the law.