The Grammy-winning rapper T.I. was released from an Arkansas prison on Wednesday after spending the last ten months in custody for a 2010 drug conviction, only to be taken back into federal custody on Thursday, his attorney Steve Sadow said.
The rapper showed up to an Atlanta halfway house in a souped-up luxury bus and was soon back behind bars.
The problem was that officials felt the rapper lied when he petitioned to use his own transportation for the trip from Arkansas to Atlanta. According to reports, the Whatever You Like singer told authorities he’d be boarding a van. Instead, he was traveling in a deluxe tour bus.
However, the attorney is adamant there was no deliberate attempt to mislead the law enforcement agencies and Sadow hoped the rapper would soon be freed from custody so he can return to the halfway house.
Lawyer Sadow said he was working to quickly resolve the problem over transportation with the Federal Bureau of Prisons so T.I. can return to the halfway house to complete the remaining days of his sentence.
On the way from the Arkansas prison to The Peach State, the rapper (real name Clifford Harris) was being recorded for an upcoming VH1 show chronicling his comeback after his second prison stint in three years. He served a seven-month stint behind bars following a 2009 arrest on gun charges and was arrested again in September 2010 on drugs charges.
Are you confused about what the problem was here? So was I, but here’s how it goes: T.I. was supposed to complete the remainder of his sentence, which ends September 29, at the Atlanta halfway house, so he could remain under supervision but in a more relaxed atmosphere than in prison. Instead, after the problems, he is now being held in a Federal Penitentiary in Atlanta.
The story is still developing, though, so we will bring you updates when they happen.