Well, it seems that preventing a man from committing suicide couldn’t even keep T.I. from going back to the clink. On Friday, a judge revoked T.I.’s probation and sentenced him to serve another 11 months in prison after an arrest last month in California.
“I think Mr. Harris had had about the limit of second chances,” U.S. District Court Judge Charles Pannell Jr. said in court, according to a report by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. After the court was filled with several media outlets, the judge closed the courtroom. T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., begged the judge to not send him back to prison, and pleaded for mercy admitting that he “screwed up.”
“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,” Harris told the judge. After the hearing, U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said she was also disappointed with T.I. and urged the judge to consider a two year prison sentence.
Turns out, T.I. told his probation officer that he had used ecstasy three times since he had been out of prison and had submitted diluted urine samples for his drug tests. Atlantic Records, T.I.’s label, released a statement saying: “T.I. is such an important and valued member of our Atlantic family. We offer to him and his family our continued love and support during this very difficult time.”
I don’t know if I really feel sorry for Clifford The Big Dumb Dog. He has been given numerous chances and I don’t know that much about drug addiction, but it didn’t seem like he had any real substance abuse problems. I do feel sorry for his children; this is another year without their father and I hope that they don’t think that this is a normal lifestyle. T.I. is an incredibly talented rapper, and one of my favorites. I’m sure ‘King Uncaged‘ (really, though) was going to be a huge hit, but I guess we’ll have to wait like we did ‘Paper Trail‘ until he’s released from prison….and makes another mistake?
Seriously, Tip, get your shit together! You don’t see Jay-Z doing this crap. He does hang out with Gwyneth Paltrow, which Julia and I can never forgive, but still! Kanye isn’t riding around with cups of sizzurp knowing damn well he could be pulled over by the cops at any time. No, he just hurts young white girl’s feelings. It’s not like you’re Soulja Boy, you have talent! You also have fans and a family who love and care about you, so do what you have to do and come back stronger than ever.
This time, really put that in the past and give it up.