T.I. is a free man today! He was released from federal custody early Thursday morning, his attorney said. Attorney Steve Sadow said T.I., who’s real name is Clifford J. Harris Jr., left the Dismas Charities Atlanta halfway house “very early this morning” after spending the last year in federal custody and the last two weeks at the halfway house.
The rapper will celebrate lavishly by attending a party Friday night at an Atlanta club and hosting a Sunday brunch for about 150 friends.
We toldja the brunch is estimated to cost around $100,000, with $20,000 spent on food and an additional $8,000 on desserts. Sean “Diddy” Combs will provide drinks aka Ciroc, and T.I.’s clothing line, AKOO Clothing, will measure guests for clothing gifts.
T.I.’s release also will coincide with the BET Hip Hop Awards weekend and it comes after weeks of drama! A few weeks ago the rapper was sent back to Federal lock up after having “unauthorized contact with the public” on Aug. 31st during a 375-mile trip from the Federal Correctional Center in Forrest City, Ark., to an Atlanta halfway house.
T.I., who has a VH1 reality show coming out in December, is also accused of conducting business during the trip, breaking another condition of his furlough.
The rapper has been in federal custody since an arrest in September 2010 in Los Angeles on drug charges. He was sentenced to 11 months for violating probation of an earlier conviction on federal firearms charges.
After he is freed, T.I. will have one year of supervised release. He must participate in a drug/alcohol testing and treatment program. The rapper cannot possess or own any firearms and must submit to searches.
T.I. also is not allowed to drive, and he cannot travel unless it is for employment. He also cannot be gone for more than seven consecutive days and more than seven days a month.
The rapper’s untitled VH1 show is set to air Dec. 5 at 10 p.m. for 10 half-hour episodes.
Do you think he’ll stay out of trouble this time? Will you watch his new reality show?