T.I. turned himself over to authorities once again on Monday (November 1), as the Atlanta rapper is set to begin his second stint in prison in less than a year.
T.I. (real name: Clifford Harris) reported to the Forrest City federal facility to serve [article id="1650140"]his 11-month sentence[/article] shortly before noon, according to The Associated Press.
The low-security prison is the same facility where T.I. served nine months last year after he secured a plea deal with Georgia prosecutors stemming from a 2007 gun case. The experimental deal required Tip to complete 1,500 hours of community service and endure home confinement in exchange for a lesser sentence; he was also required to complete a probation period afterward. The rapper was released in March after serving out the remainder of his time at a halfway house.
But last month, [article id="1651148"]he and his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, were arrested[/article] in Los Angeles for a driving violation and charged with drug possession after police checked their vehicle.
Los Angeles authorities eventually [article id="1650758"]dropped the charges against the rapper[/article], but documents filed by police suggested the rapper tested positive for opiates in his system, was with a convicted felon at the time of his arrest and was in possession of Ecstasy. All three accusations were violations of the rapper's strict supervised-release probation.
[article id="1651148"]T.I.'s wife was charged in the case[/article], and the rapper himself lost several endorsements, including with [article id="1650445"]AXE[/article] and [article id="1650819"]Remy Martin Cognac[/article].
During his sentencing, [article id="1650160"]T.I. asked the judge for leniency[/article] in his case and help with a drug dependency in lieu of jail time. However, Judge Charles Pannell, who authorized T.I.'s earlier plea deal, didn't comply with the request.