This morning a U.S. District Court Judge sentenced T.I. to one year and one day under his negotiated plea deal. T.I. will receive credits for his good behavior that will most likely cut the sentence to about 298 days (a little less than 10 months). Upon release, he will remain under home confinement for 60 days, and he will have to perform another 470 hours of community service. The sentence also includes a $100,000 fine.
Prior to the judge imposing his sentence, Tip had several Atlanta notables to speak on his behalf. Former Atlanta Mayor and United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young, Bishop Eddie Long of DeKalb County’s New Birth Baptist megachurch and Ex-DeKalb County CEO Vernon Jones also showed up for the hearing, saying he’s known the rapper for about eight years.
In Tip’s most Recent Road to Redepemption episode, he made it quite clear that he wants no visitors and that he prefers general population. Stating “Protective custody means everyone else gets to serve their time working out, watching tv, playing chess…while I on the other had, spends 23 hours a day in my cell…I can’t do that.”
T.I. has requested assignment to a federal facility near Atlanta, and he’ll have some extra quality time to spend with his family since he will not have to report before May 19. That’ll also give him some extra time to cruise around the “A” on his brand new Harley. Check out a few flix of Tip and his bike taken last night at Keri Hilson Exclusive Album Release Party below: Continue Reading…
Check out this clip of T.I.’s Road to Redemption where he meets Mario, an embattled teen who has a fascination with guns. During his interview, Mario speaks about AK-47s and his personal knowledge of shooting them. Tip surprises Mario and his first statement is “Don’t shoot!”….he then takes the teen to meet a few gunshot victims to see first hand how the act affects a person and their entire family.
I’ve been missing out on Road to Redemption on Tuesdays, I guess I should probably set my TiVo huh? 😕 More clips of T.I. and Mario below:
“Somebody gimme a match…Umma bout to light a fie in here!”
The video above is a deleted scene from T.I.’s Road to Redemption reality show on MTV where he and his stylist, Rosie, are bumping heads about his outfits. I honestly just posted this cause I love to hear Tip scream at folks…he’s just so articulate and blunt! Them A-Town men don’t play! 😆
Also peep another hilarious deleted scene I just spotted over at Crunk & Disorderly where he confronts one of his cousin’s for performing a song called “For the Hoes” at another relative’s sweet 16 party:
T.I.’s Road To Redemption,” airs Tuesdays at 9:30pm ET/PT on MTV.
T.I.’s new reality show Road to Redemption premieres on MTV tonight. I had my days mixed up and originally thought I missed it (I coulda sworn yesterday was Tuesday) so I searched for it last night and found the full episode. This first episode is really much better than I expected. PeeWee, the kid who wants to be a hustler, is forever changed by Tip’s strong advice.
T.I. was in NYC yesterday to promote his new reality show, “Road to Redemption,” which debuts on MTV February 10th. The show will feature eight-episodes that document Tip’s actions as he honors probation commitments, promotes Paper Trail, and prepares to serve his year in jail. I love the way Tip wears that scully on edge…
Throughout “Road to Redemption,” Tip is challenged with changing the lives of seven kids. They range from a number of cases, including a high school dropout-turned-drug dealer. “We’re gonna help him whether he wants it or not,” the rapper said in the segment before being introduced to the teen and opening up about his own tribulations.
T.I. said the show features a number of scenarios, only one of which is him preparing to be away from his family and the spotlight while behind bars.
“You’ll see all the things that go into what I do,” Tip told MTV News. “The work I put in to maintain this level of success and stardom. … You see me deal with kids in a way that may surprise you.
“The sky can be the limit,” he added later. “All you have to be willing to do is accept it.” (Source)
TI has a new show and it looks promising. I’ve always thought that we all should take some time and mentor somebody who needs it. Not necessarily have a reality show to film it, but TI sets a good example here for the masses.
As he begins counting down the days to his impending March 2009 sentencing for weapons charges, Grammy-winning superstar T.I. finds himself at a remarkable crossroads. At the very apex of his career, he’s facing up to 30 years of jail time for an arrest stemming from his earlier life. However, as part of a deal worked out between his lawyers and the federal government, if he completes an amazing 1000 hours of community service during the year ending this March, that sentence may be reduced. At 27, finding himself at the very high- and low-point of his adult life, he’s seeking redemption in helping others avoid the mistakes he made. In the new docu-series “T.I.’s Road To Redemption: 45 Days To Go” cameras follow T.I.’s efforts to save himself by saving others. “T.I.’s Road To Redemption: 45 Days To Go” is a moving title. Each week, the title will change to reflect the amount of time left to his sentencing. The final episode will air shortly after T.I.’s fate is revealed. In order to communicate his message, he has to give each teenager a tough love lesson in life and show them the consequences of what could happen if they continue down the wrong path.
T.I.’s Road To Redemption: 45 Days To Go” will premiere on Tuesday, February 10 at 9:00PM (ET/PT). Subsequent episodes will air in the show’s regular timeslot at 9:30pm (ET/PT).