[artist id="1225081"]T.I.[/artist] will report to an Arkansas federal prison on May 26 to begin his one-year-and-one-day jail sentence for felony weapons charges, it was revealed Friday (May 15).
According to The Associated Press, paperwork filed in court shows that the rapper has until noon that day to report to the Forrest City low-security federal prison. T.I.’s lawyers had attempted to place their client in a location closer to his Atlanta home, to no avail.
In May, T.I. was sentenced to prison by a judge after his plea deal was accepted. As part of the plea, T.I. had to complete 1,000 hours of community service before sentencing, pay a $100,000 fine and agree to complete another 500 hours of community service after his time behind bars.
His sentence is the result of his October 2007 arrest for illegally attempting to purchase firearms. T.I. is a convicted felon and it is not permissible by law for him to own any guns.
Following his sentencing in March, Tip said he’s happy to be moving on and taking the steps to reach the next chapter in his life.
“Although I am not thrilled about my next year and a day, I am pleased that I am beginning the process of putting this all behind me,” he said during a press conference inside the courthouse. “Thank you and I apologize to my family, to the young men, young women that I mentor. I hope that I can keep at least one, if not a million or more, from going down a similar path. I just want to say thank you.”
T.I.’s label, Atlantic Records, had no comment at press time.