Posted by Robert
Rap News Network
4/19/2004 1:26:46 PM
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Atlanta-based rapper T.I. is presently in jail in Atlanta, Georgia. There have been reports that the rapper turned himself in last month to answer various charges that he has accumulated over the years.
Before going to jail, T.I. called into a Tampa, Florida, radio station to explain why he couldn't make an upcoming concert. The rapper said, "I was doing a little living on the wrong side of the law, so I got a lot of loose ends to tie up legitimately before I can further my career."
T.I. added, "Sometimes the past comes back to haunt you, you just gotta deal with those skeletons in your closet. I been hearing a lot of nonsense as far as a cat having bodies and it ain't really like that. It's just cases that I caught a minute ago that I never dealt with. I didn't even know the cases were open. Years go by, but the paperwork is still there. We got the best lawyers in the city on it and we are just trying to work it out ... I don't anticipate doing any time. It ain't like I stand a chance of doing 10 years or any of that."
Calls to T.I.'s label, Atlantic Records, were not returned at press time.
In related news, T.I.'s gold sophomore set, Trap Muzik, is currently Number 79 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
During a recent interview, he explained that major labels really don't understand people with a street background like him. He said: "Like for real man, major label don't really get what we're trying to say, like we from the streets for real, for real and major labels, they don't really see that."
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