Well that was short lived. Two days after an early release, rapper, T.I was sent back to prison.
According to TMZ,
The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirms to TMZ that the rapper checked into a federal penitentiary in Atlanta last night, but would not elaborate further.
According to T.I.’s lawyer, Steve Sadow, he’s back in federal custody because of an issue involving his trip from the Arkansas prison to his Atlanta halfway house on a luxury bus on Wednesday.
Sadow tells TMZ, “We are awaiting the opportunity to quickly resolve whatever the issue may be that the Federal Bureau of Prisons has with T.I.’s method of transportation, bus, from Arkansas to Atlanta, so that T.I. can return to the halfway house to complete the remaining days of his sentence.”
It was later discovered the real reason the rapper waas back in federal custody. Apparently, officials believed T.I fooled officials into thinking he’d be transported to the halfway house in a “low-key” transportation. Instead, he was transported via a tricked out tour bus. Yes, you read that correctly, tricked out tour bus! The officials again stated,
When a prisoner is incarcerated in a low or medium security prison … prison officials can allow the inmate to use a private, unescorted mode of transportation to travel from the prison facility to the halfway house.
During the process of approving such a transfer, the prisoner must state specifically what mode of transportation he or she will be using. Our sources tell us … T.I. informed prison officials he would be taking some sort of van, but made no mention of the high-end, pimped out tour bus.
Wife and singer turned reality TV star, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle is now chiming in telling TMZ,
Multiple prison officials actually saw the tour bus that picked up the rapper yesterday — and even took photos with T.I. in front of it — and NOBODY raised an issue.
When the tour bus rolled up to the Arkansas prison yesterday, prison officials “Walked him over, took pics and told him good luck in life…….
This is a bunch of bulls**t … they should have said something before he got on the bus … T.I. would have politely gotten into a van.
She adds, “T.I. is one of the strongest individuals I know … and they just trying to break him in more ways than one and it’s not gonna work! ‘Cause what God got for him, can’t no man take that away … period!”
He’s certainly on someone’s most wanted list.
Many twitterers and facebookers were already making bets on how fast the rapper would actually stay free before heading back to jail. I’m sure no one thought it would have been this soon.
So so sad!