“I want drugs out of my life. If I can get the treatment and counseling I need … I can beat this,”. “I need help. For me, my mother, my kids, I need the court to give me mercy.” This plea didn’t rub the judge the right way as he granted 11 months of prison time to the famed rapper for violating conditions of his probation. This comes as a surprise to the rapper as he just got out of prison serving a 10 month felony weapon charge sentence. So is it just bad luck for T.I.?

The story is T.I. was out with his new bride, Tiny , in Los Angeles when he was pulled over after officers suspected the use of ecstacy. They found Marijuana instead.  The newlyweds were immediately arrested.

The punishment is unfortunate as fans were preparing for the release of the Grammy award winner’s 7th studio album. Its entitled “The King Uncaged.” So when will the fans get their hands on the next album? That has yet to be determined.

What has people talking is the fact that his sentence may be a little to harsh. 11 months may not seem like a long time. But after just getting out of prison its really dreadful knowing you’re going back. Looking at the rapper’s career and investment in the community is it necessary to remove him from society?
I don’t believe it is.

Upon his release earlier this year he was spotted at an Alzheimer’s research findraiser. Last week he talked a 24 year old man from jumping off a 22 story building in Atlanta after hearing about it on the radio. Its clear the T.I. is a positive factor in the community.

But can you really call him a role model for the community if he engages in the usage of recreational drugs? That’s a whole different story. Ultimately, I believe its what you do outside your own life that makes the difference. We are all human and no one is perfect. We all have flaws. Some better than others. He wasn’t inflicting harm on anyone or causing an uproar. A little clemency could have been granted.

I don’t condone the fact that he wasn’t wrong. Because the law is what it is, extra precautions should have been taken. It was kind of careless. I agree that since he was caught he shouldn’t just get a slap on the wrist. Maybe more community service or even lesser months would have sufficed. Only considering he is a influential mogul to millions of kids and young adults.


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