T.I. Speaks From Prison, Says He’s ‘Sick and Tired’ of It
Less than one month into his prison sentence rapper T.I. is already over being locked up. In a message posted on his TrapMuzik website, the Atlanta native candidly revealed that going to prison this time around has already begun to take its toll. “This experience is truly a pain I have never felt before and that’s saying a lot for a n—- who’s been down locked up as many times as I have,” he wrote. “I see this as a real a– whoopin’. The kind you don’t just go back outside to play afterwards. You take ya a– to bed and don’t come out of your room until it’s time to go to school.”
The Grammy winner went on to explain that his latest stint in federal prison is the most disappointing because it is one of many return trips. “I don’t know what effect this will have on my life moving forward but I’m certainly sick and mother f—ing tired of going to jail, juve, prison, the pen, correctional facilities or whatever else you want to call it. I’d have been better off doing a 5-10 year bid one time than going in time and time again for days, weeks and months for the last 15 years of my life.
“Even though it’s been a long road, I’m still standing, barely but nevertheless still standing. At one time I thought my motivation for continuing was for my fans, my partna Philant, my pops, my grandmama, even for the haters or the people I let down. But nah… I got to do this s— for me!!! I’ll be God damned if I’ve come all this way and made it through so much hell to let it go down like this! F— that! If an hour in the dark is worth a second in the sun then pass me my mother f—in’ shades ’cause I’m ready to cash my darkest hours in … ASAP!!!”
Noting his upbringing and lack of a strong male figure as his inspiration for delving into illegal activity, Tip vowed to make a change in his life, before ending the post by calling out his skeptics. “If you can’t respect that you ain’t rocking with my movement then F— you dog! I know a bunch of mother f—ers who are … “
As previously reported, the father of six was arrested in September after he was found to be in possession of ecstasy pills and other drugs. He was sentenced to 11 months at the same Arkansas prison where he served seven months on a federal weapons possession charge before being transferred to a half-way house to serve out the remainder of his sentence. Upon his release, earlier this year, T.I. got to work promoting his latest album which was renamed from ‘King Uncaged’ to ‘No Mercy,’ and is scheduled to drop Dec. 7.