Rapper T.I. Sentenced to 11 Months in the Slammer
Rapper T.I. is headed back to the slammer. The Grammy Award-winning artist was sentenced to serve 11 months in jail on Friday for violating the terms of his probation after he was arrested in September on suspicion of possessing ecstasy.
"I screwed up. I screwed up big time and I am sorry," the singer told U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell, (via ABC News) who also ordered him to serve a year of supervised release.
The 30-year-old rapper has won three Grammy Awards, and has been nominated 12 times. He has also accelerated his way up the hip hop charts.
His most recent run-in with the law was Sept. 1 in Hollywood, when police pulled over T.I. and new wife Tameka Cottle and said they found drugs in his vehicle.
In 2007, T.I. faced up to 30 years in prison on federal gun charges after he was arrested the same day he was due to have starred at the BET awards after being nominated for a series of honors.
Earlier this week, T.I. came to rescue in Atlanta, Ga. when he helped talk down a man who was threatening to jump off the roof of building.
His good deed, however, did not reward him in court.