Rapper T.I. is heading back to prison

Rapper T.I. is once again back in jail and will spend the next 11 months locked up.

The 29-year old hip-hop star, real name Clifford Harris Jr.,  is heading back to prison for violating the terms of his parole when he was caught on September 1 on Sunset Blvd.  He was caught making an illegal u-turn and found in possession of a controlled substance following which he failed a drug test.

T.I.’s lawyer argued that the drugs were prescribed to the rapper after painful dental procedures were carried out but the judge was not convinced by the story and sentenced T.I. to 11 months.

Rapper T.I. has been ordered to report in and begin serving his time within the next two weeks. His sentence will be carried out at a prison in Atlanta.

Last week he talked a suicidal man down from a skyscraper (click here to read more) but it is not known whether his act of heroism was taken into account by the judge when sentencing him.

Earlier this month we reported the rapper and his wife’s involvement in a new project aimed at helping people with Alzheimer’s disease. after both their fathers died with the illness.  T.I.’s wife, Tameka Cottle was so moved by her dad’s decline that she set the organization up to support sufferers and carers alike.

For the next 11 months at least she will have to carry the torch for Love Of Our Fathers by herself.  Read our article about Rapper TI and his wife here.

Other celebrities pulled up on drug charges include Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton.  Click their names to read more.

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