T.I. reportedly is seeking a delay in beginning his prison sentence
so that he can serve his term at a minimum-security prison camp close to his home in Atlanta rather than a detention facility in Arkansas, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
In a court filing Thursday, [artist id="1225081"]T.I.[/artist]‘s lawyers asked for a two-week delay to resolve the issue with the Bureau of Prisons, according to the AJC.
The filing says that T.I. was assigned to go to the Forrest City facility in Arkansas because he had a prior offense that was designated as a serious violent felony. But the prior offense did not involve a weapon and “amounted to little more than a ‘scuffle’ at a mall,” according to the motion.
The AJC cites a line in the lawyers’ filing that says described trying to change Tip’s prison location to the camp once he already starts serving time in Arkansas would be an “extremely cumbersome process.” The motion is pending.
T.I.’s rep did not comment on the news when contacted by MTV News. The MC’s forthcoming prison sentence, of course, was the subject of MTV’s recent [url id="http://www.mtv.com/ontv/dyn/road_to_redemption/series.jhtml"]“T.I.’s Road to Redemption”[/url] series.
Meanwhile, Tip has been spending his time with family and working in preparation for his impending time away. On Sunday in Atlanta, he’s headlining a concert at Philips Arena called the “Goodbye Bash.”
Earlier this month in Atlanta, Tip shot the video for a new song called “Hell of Life,” from the forthcoming re-release of his Paper Trail LP; he is also slated to film a video for the song “Don’t Forget,” which features Mary J. Blige.