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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.

Unpaved Road

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.

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T.I. helped talk a jumper down from an Atlanta skyscraper this week, but he could not talk a federal judge into giving him another chance to stay out of prison.

Declaring T.I. "has had about the limit of second chances," U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell Jr. sentenced him to 11 months in prison for violating probation.

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He will begin serving his time at a later date.

T.I. and Tiny after his (short-lived) release earlier this year.

"I screwed up," said T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., pleading for leniency. "I screwed up big time, and I'm sorry. I'm truly and sincerely sorry. I don't want and I don't need to use drugs anymore. I want them out of my life."

The judge was unmoved.

"The worst thing is this case was an experiment," Pannell said of T.I.'s early release this year. "You certainly dumped a lot of smut on the whole experiment."

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What started off as any other day for T.I. ended like none other.

The rap star helped a suicidal man come off a ledge after hearing about it on radio station V103, located in the building the man was going to hurl himself off. Having fallen on hard times himself, T.I. found a little redemption Wednesday.

Redemption

T.I. says he's no hero. Yesterday, he could have fooled us.

"People were trying to talk to him and get him down," T.I. recalls. "Something in my heart just said, 'You need to help.' At that point, I started calling people."

The radio station said the man was unresponsive to their pleas not to jump – so T.I. drove there, "talked to a police officer and he sent me to the negotiator."

"They told him I was there and he started responding a little."

"I told him it's not that bad, that I was there for him and there is nothing you can't get through as long as you're willing to put time and energy into it,'" he says, adding, "'but first thing's first. You're going to have to come down and holler at me.'"

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Oft-troubled rapper T.I. may have put lives at risk with his love of weapons, and again potentially by driving on sizzurp, but he helped save one yesterday.

The star helped talk a suicidal man off the ledge of a 22-story building in Atlanta, Ga., after listening to Ryan Cameron's Radio Show on V103 in that city.

Handsome T.I.

T.I. heard about the situation - who was on top of the building where the show is based - and called to see if there was anything he could do to help out.

Thanks to none other than T.I., a troubled Atlanta man is alright.

T.I. rolled over to the building, met with police on the scene and recorded a heartfelt video message which officials then played for the man on the roof.

Apparently, he said in the video message: "Nothing is that bad. Nothing is worth taking your life. I'm here to help you. Please come down to talk to me."

After the man saw T.I.'s video, he agreed to step off the ledge ... and met T.I. in the lobby, where the two were able to talk things out. Pretty amazing.

Cops informed the radio station they will not be pressing charges against the man. Read more about the incident and T.I.'s involvement at V103's site.

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The drugs found in the car that rapper T.I. and Tameka "Tiny" Cottle were riding in Wednesday night were in fact ecstasy pills, according to law enforcement.

Sources say the lab determined the pills were ecstasy after running the proper tests. Reports that they were ridin' with E and sizzurp surfaced yesterday.

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His and hers mug shots for the newlyweds!

T.I. and Tameka Cottle were busted for felony drug possession after cops pulled them over for pulling an illegal U-turn, then found a controlled substance.

TMZ first obtained the mug shots taken by T.I. and Tiny, as well as reported the confirmation of ecstasy as the drugs found in the arrested couple's car.

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Was T.I. sippin' on sizzurp and trippin' balls on E when he and Tiny got popped by the po-po last night? That's the rumor. Continue for a translation.

T.I. and Tameka "Tiny" Cottle were arrested last night after cops pulled them over claim they found what appears to be ecstasy in his pimp ass ride.

T.I. and Tiny Cottle

T.I. AND TINY: They're in more than a tiny bit of trouble.

T.I. and Tiny were nailed on the Sunset Strip after making an illegal U-turn. Cops smelled marijuana, did a search and found a controlled substance.

The found substance was allegedly ecstasy, albeit a "small amount," sources report. The suspected pills of E are now being tested. But that's not all.

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Looks like the honeymoon is over for T.I. and Tameka "Tiny" Cottle.

The recently-married pair were arrested Wednesday night, taken into police custody and booked for the alleged possession of a controlled substance.

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Hey, at least they're not drifting apart as a couple.

T.I. was back in familiar surroundings last night ... a cell.

L.A. County Sheriff's deputies pulled over the multi-platinum selling rapper and his wife Tameka Cottle in a Maybach on Sunset Boulevard around 10:30 p.m.

Deputies say they smelled marijuana, and after searching the car, arrested both T.I. and Tameka. It's presumed, but not confirmed that they found pot.

The couple just got married on July 30 in Miami, and remember, T.I. is on probation after serving seven months in prison on federal weapons charges.

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T.I. has made an honest woman out of longtime girlfriend Tameka "Tiny" Cottle.

The rapper (real name Clifford Harris) and the BET reality star tied the knot at a Miami Beach court, and will repeat their vows in an elaborate ceremony in three cities.

Hey, if you're gonna commit, you might as well go all in.

The couple will wed again today in front of family and friends (including Tiny's BET costar Antonia "Toya" Carter) on a private island off the coast of Miami.

Introducing Mr. and Mrs. T.I.!

They will then return to their hometown of Atlanta for a reception later this afternoon before jetting to Vegas to celebrate with friends into the wee hours.

Talk about getting married in style.

Dating since 2001, they have two children together. The rapper, who got out of prison in December, has three children from previous relationships as well.

Congratulations to the newlyweds!

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T.I. Diddy. It's a clash of rapping titans and music moguls in this latest fashion clash from the MTV Movie Awards - and to the winner goes all the glory.

To the loser? Possibly a flurry bullets to the chest. Just kidding.

Hey, it's a fact that T.I. just served time in prison for possession of semiautomatic weapons. But he's halfway-housin' it now, and looking rather dapper.

Diddy, meanwhile, opted for a more casual look on Sunday night as he promoted his new film with Russell Brand and Jonah Hill, Get Him to the Greek.

Which of their styles worked best? You tell us below ...

  • Handsome T.I.
  • Puff

Who looked more handsome last night?

 

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Clifford Harri, a.k.a. rapper T.I., was released from prison in Arkansas yesterday after seven months behind bars. He'll be living in a halfway house now.

T.I. was sentenced to 366 days in the Forrest City prison after he was busted in 2007 for sending his bodyguard out to buy machine guns and silencers.

Steve Sadow, his attorney, told the Atlanta-Journal Constitution that the troubled star was going to report to Dismas Charities Atlanta West in Georgia.

That's where he'll be living in halfway house for the next three months.

After his sentence is completed, T.I. still has to complete 500 hours of community service and 23 days of home incarceration for the weapons charges.

T.I. is that much closer to becoming a free man.

Prisoners sentenced to 366 days are eligible for a 54-day sentence reduction for good behavior and for a transfer to a halfway house, which T.I. got.

It all seems to have worked out well for the platinum-selling artist, who has 32 past arrests for weapons violations and a conviction for dealing crack.

What could have been a 10-year term was reduced by a plea agreement, in which the rapper was asked to publicly speak about the error of his ways.

That included talking to youth groups about avoiding the life he has led, and a bonus MTV series (which did not count), T.I.'s Road to Redemption.

Not a bad way to redeem yourself with the justice system or the public.