U.S. Attorney to Introduce T.I.’s Prior Weapons Charges in Federal Case

Federal prosecutors plan to introduce T.I.’s prior arrests for possession of illegal firearms, ammunition and silencers as evidence in his upcoming federal weapons trial. According to the Associated Press, the U.S. Attorney’s office made their intentions known in a motion filed today in U.S. District Court in Atlanta. All of Tip’s prior weapons charges came after he had already been convicted of a felony. The first incident occurred on December 22, 2001 when the rapper was arrested under the false name Douglas Morgan for possession of a 9mm pistol. He was not convicted in that case. Almost a year later, on November 1, 2002, Tip was arrested and eventually convicted for carrying a 10mm pistol. Finally, on December 18, 2004, police executed a search warrant at his Fulton County home and discovered a firearm with an attached silencer, ammunition and pictures of the rapper holding weapons. Tip was convicted of felony drug charges when he was 17 and sentenced to 7 years probation. He later violated the terms and ended up serving a short jail sentence. T.I. is currently free on a $3 million bond and under house arrest for charges stemming from an October 13 federal weapons sting.

  • Ron G(Southern Intelliengence)

    Dis nigga fenna do at least 10 years FED time, all because he wanted to look gangsta? Ignorant Ass niggaz! Lil niggas try to get big guns and make them look hard, not cool! stay up in the pin and DON’T DROP THE SOAP!!!lmao

    p.s. NOT HATIN ON HIM

    • http://www.yahoo.com QUI$

      Yal sum bitch ass Niggas! Da man n his crew were shot at a minute ago just for fuckn thrown money in the air, I would be runnin around with guns to yal mufuckas so quick 2 judge how stupid sumbody is! Can u really blame him. N who ever “Cruz” is…..its a movie bitch! He wuz actin a role! N there is no where in this article talkn bout Lil Wayne so wut made u decide to hav his dick in your mouth and say hes the man!

    • http://myspace.com/moochbrownmusik Mooch Brown

      U live by the gun…U go down by the gun…so to all you “gangsta” rappers, watch ya back…from the streets and the feds…

  • showtime

    damn the boy tip’s just got some bad luck all through life…in his new song with wyclef (called slow down, watch out for that heat, bout to drop on ya’ll) tip talks about how that 7 yr conviction they are talking about happened because his boy snitched him…

  • Vuitton Gotti

    They really want TI locked up. Fuck the feds and the police.

    • Drew

      Fuck you he belongs in jail he’s a thug

      • beatz23

        “he’s a thug”…
        no…Fuck you, fuck the feds and the police

        • truth

          yeah.. hate the feds and police for stopping crime.

          if it were your family TI was gearing up to murder.. you’d be happy some law enforcement stepped in.

          there is nothin righteous about what he’s being busted for. you reap what you sow.

        • Greg

          “your family TI was gearing up to murder”??

          I doubt this multi millionaire artist was buying these big guns in hopes of murdering a family.

          Sure he may be a thug, but he doesn’t kill families. You should really think about what you say truth.

          A more logical explanation is that he bought them because he likes the way they look and feel and he can use them for protection. When you have money like that sometimes you wake up and say “damn I want an assault riffle” and make it happen.

  • Life_Writer

    Damn they out to hang my dude. They digging in the closet on dude. He just filed for illegal search of his car and arrest without warrant now they come back like ok nucca, you wanna play that way fuck you. The shit you got away with…….here it is. Damn T.I it aint looking good King. But Imma keep praying for you.

  • kali 07

    The Pressure is ON!! Yow it looks like T.I. gotta big case ahead for him. N the looks of things this lil skinny nigga will face time. I jus hope Grande Hustle dont stop the flow and da P$C Click need to keep T.I. buzz alive cuz the feds jus fucked up his momentum dread.

  • og bobby j

    the big red dog stays losin….

  • JHamal

    If I can borrow a quote from my boy Ice Cube T.I. is about to get fucked with “no vaseline.”

  • http://xxlmag DUNFIYA

    T.I. a real dumb bloke who’s arse is in a roll,the chap should of sat his ass down,instead of tryin to build street cred.his character in that movie(american gangster) aint too far off from the real person.you wont be able to “rollerskate” your way out of this one,should let BIG BOI murk that arse.your’e too light bucko, them boys gon test your gangsta just ask PIMP C,they love rappers in the can.youre over pussyclot bwoy!

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  • cruz

    In American gangster T.I IS SO GAY HIS STEET CRED T.I IS A BITCH MAN LIL WAYNE IS THE MAN

  • DirtDogggy

    No doubt this cat better get his shank game up and learn how to carv up his toothbrush cause he’s gonna be the biggest bitch in there and he’ll have no money left to bribe or pay anyone after the feds snatch his bank and assets.

    Or go digg those spider holes like the ol’boy Saddom Insain did and run like Gump.

  • http://XXL MR.TRAP

    YOU BOYS NEED STOP HATING ON MY BOY.YEAH THINGS R NOT LOOKING GOOD 4 HIM BUT U CAN BELIEE THIS WAS NOT AN ACT THATS JUST HOW HE IS.JUST TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT WEEZY FAGOT I’M FUCKING BABY IS NOT A REAL BLOOD.

  • CHICAGO “G”

    If niggaz thought the feds was gonna build a case without bringing up a nigga background what world have you been living in??? T.I. is no gangster any nigga can catch a gun case that don’t make you gangster on the southside of chicago 12yr olds run around with pistols and every rapper has had a gun case so whats new… I wish dude the best but they gat too much on him his record doesn’t help at all…

  • Mr Kcmo

    Well from my opinion, it isn’t like he could have relied on his bodyguard to protect him. Could it possibly be, he was trying to protect his future from his past? He is from the “trap” after all. Isn’t a pretty safe bet to assume that anyone who deals or has dealt narcotics earns street enemies who’s idea of civilized business is wearing gloves to a shooting? I don’t condone anything TIP has done, but some of you motherfuckers are plain ignorant. This has nothing to do with GAINING street cred, this has to do with OUT LIVING HIS STREET CRED!!!! Not once has anyone said this dude was out to do dirt. I mean for real, even if I could own a gun (I feel you TIP, on the felonies) I wouldn’t want a registered one anyways. It can not be said that he was trying to portray a gangster image, dude IS a gangster. However, one thing we can ALL agree on is this man may be shut down for a WHILE….

  • CeeMeWhenever

    He needs to be locked up. If you or one of these people on the street his music is targeted at, break the law by carrying a weapon as a convicted felon, you can bet you or them want be giving all these chances this man has been given. If this man don’t get some time like they gave Mike Vick, this man is talking. Ain’t no lawyer in the world can get this man out of this predicament for all his money, cars, clothes and hoes!

  • Gramz

    That boy T.I. stay strapped
    remember that T.I. shit
    Im A G

  • T-BONE

    Once the feds get a hold of ya, its a RAP! Ninja should have known betta, how many guns does a ninja need to protect himself. JUST DUMB!

  • Capostatus

    Excellent news. That skinny nigga thinks he is the shit. I hope the little fake ass southern country bitch gets locked up for decades. I will come down there from New York to beat his country ass up if he beats the case so either way nigga better be scared. Dumb southerener.

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  • http://myspace.com Optimus Prime

    I thank if T.I. was tryn 2 cop dem kinds of weapons, He had 2 have sum serious BEEF poppin. 4 all yall FUCK NI99AS holdn yall nuts on dat man talkn bout he need 2b lockd up, KILL YA SELF. Yall falln 2 dat Willie Lynch shit; Happy 2c another black man lockd up.

  • ceemewhenever

    Man, this ain’t a south or north thing, this is just a man who thinks he is above the law. The law finally going to teach him a lesson. This man was giving numerous chances that if he was not a celebrity, he would not have gotten. This is just a dumb person who just did not learn a lesson, maybe now he will!

  • http://dirtyglovebastard.blogspot.com/ Ziploc Moe

    How does a nigga have two of his three prior gun cases, including a previous one with a silencer, dropped? That nigga has probably snitching his damn self.

  • http://dirtyglovebastard.blogspot.com/ Ziploc Moe

    I meant to say the nigga probably was snitching all this time.

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  • British B

    Some real haters in this bitch….

    you think t.i gives a fcuk what any of u lot got to say. He never scared always prepared.

    some are defenders
    some are warriors
    some are slaughterers

    Some cause trouble n slaughter lambs without reason but it is not a case of a cause it is a lack of understanding
    and lack of skills to negotiate and find reason within confusion and pain these are slaughterers

    Warriors will act on act on principle and although there is lack of understanding will willfully retaliate and try to right a wrong that
    is in essence wrong but deemed to be right. Again pain and the lines inbetween that boil down to pride and respect, this is overpowering overcomes and overpowers ones ability to skin the cat another way.

    Defenders will take into account the wrongs and rights and will be able to emotionally detach themselves from the confusion thats surrrounds and consumes others
    and although there is a sense wrong will be prepared and ready regardless to strike at any given time if tested, pushed in2 a coner.

    T.I a defender i got nothing but love he keeps one for all those haters from his past and on the rd he aint banging but defending like g.w bush guarding those people in iraq. what yoyu want him to do b exposed for twats to take the piss nkill anova one of his peeps on the job hell no no.

  • D.Ware

    CAN U BLAME THE MAN FOR WANTING TO STAY STRAPPED? LOOKING AT THE TYPE OF MONEY AND STATUS HE GOT. YOU KNOW NIGGAS OUT THERE PLOTTING AND SCHEMING EVERYDAY OF A WAY TO GET AT A NIGGA LIKE HIM OR ANYBODY ELSE ON THE LEVEL HE’S ON. SOME MIGHT SAY, “HIRE SECURITY”, YEAH THAT SOUNDS GOOD, BUT IT COMES A POINT WHEN U WANT YOUR PRIVACY AND DON’T WANT A MUTHAFUCKA ALL IN UR HOUSE AND FOLLOWING U EVERY GOD DAMN WHERE U GO. I MAKE $51K A YEAR AND I BET U, IF U RUN UP IN MY HOUSE WHERE ME, MY WIFE AND KIDS ARE, I’M GONNA BLOW YA BACK OUT. I GOT A COUPLE IN THE HOUSE AND ONE IN THE CAR AND I DON’T MAKE MILLIONS A YEAR, W/ PLATNIUM ALBUMS OUT, OR DRIVE A $300K CAR. U MUTHAFUCKAS TALKING LIKE WE LIVE IN A PERFECT WORLD, HELL IT IS WHAT IT IS….FUCKED UP!!! HATERS COME IN ALL SHAPES, SIZES AND COLORS. THAT’S WHY THEY MAKE GUNS IN ALL SHAPES, SIZES AND COLORS. I HATE THAT HE GOT FUCKED UP LIKE HE DID. BUT LET THE TRUTH BE TOLD IT TOOK A SNITCH FOR THEM TO GET HIM. IF IT WASN’T FOR SNITCHES, THE PRISON SYSTEM WOULDN’T BE OVERCROWDED RIGHT NOW. SO DON’T BE SO QUICK TO THROW SALT ON THIS MAN. I’LL BET YOU $100 TO A STACK OF POTATO CHIPS, THAT ALL U NIGGAS ON HERE TALKIN BOUT HOW STUPID HE IS, GOT SOMETHING TO KEEP A NIGGA OFF YOUR ASS. SO YOU U HATIN ON HIM?

    • http://xxlmag LONDON coming to america

      d.ware i take it you from the dirty?some the things you spew just gives away your 20…there aint no sugar coatin this one pal…you prolly believe tupac is alive?

      • D.Ware

        LONDON THAT’S HOW IT IS IN AMERICA….HOW CAN U TELL ME HOW COLD THE WATER IS, IF U HAVEN’T SWIMMED IN IT? SPEAK SO THAT I CAN UNDERSTAND WHAT THE HELL U TALKIN BOUT. I TELL U WHAT, SIGN U A MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR RECORD DEAL, DO U A MOVIE OR TWO, AND SEE HOW QUICK U BECOME THE TOPIC OF LOCAL JACKERS…OR SOMEBODY JUST LOOKING TO GET A REP OFF DOING SOMETHING TO SOMEBODY W/ STATUS….AND BY THE WAY PAC AND ELVIS ARE WORKING ON A JOINT VENTURE DO OUT THE FIRST OF THE YEAR…SMART ASS!!

  • http://myspace.com/moochbrownmusik Mooch Brown

    U live by the gun…U go down by the gun…so to all u “gangsta” rappers,watch ya back…from the streets…and the feds…

  • http://nahright.COM btothej

    CAN U BLAME THE MAN FOR WANTING TO STAY STRAPPED? LOOKING AT THE TYPE OF MONEY AND STATUS HE GOT. YOU KNOW NIGGAS OUT THERE PLOTTING AND SCHEMING EVERYDAY OF A WAY TO GET AT A NIGGA LIKE HIM

    ^^^^^^^^

    ayo straight up

    im tellin ya, more rappers will get clapped

    they aint got no respect anymore,

  • Jack

    wow everyone has a opinion on what happened and whether TI is good or bad and he hasn’t really even been convicted or pronounced innocent. But i think its some bullshit to use old evidence from things he already got past got over to try and get him for what ever he allegedly did now.

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