Man Sentenced to 66 Years For Killing T.I. Associate, Philant Johnson

Earlier this morning Hosea Thomas – the man who was found guilty last month of murdering T.I.’s close friend and personal assistant Philant Johnson – was sentenced to 66 years behind bars.

According to the Associated Press, Thomas, who was also found guilty of felonious assault and illegal possession of a firearm after a felony conviction, will not be up for parole until 2074.

As XXLmag.com previously reported, T.I., who was with Johnson at the time of his death, took the stand during the trial detailing the night of the shooting.

Despite Tip’s testimony, Thomas’ brother Pardon turned out to be the prosecution’s star witness, as he testified against Hosea.

Johnson was murdered in a shootout after a club altercation spilled onto a Cincinnati highway. T.I. and his entourage were in town for a concert. – Elan Mancini

  • Matt Herbz

    Now, if we could only find the little shit that stole the “White Nigga Lane” street sign off my corner, then we’d make real progress as a nation.

    For real, though, this should bring closure to a lot of people.

    –Matt Herbz–

  • Drama

    207$?!?! damn, dat boy chalked. but he deserve it tho

  • Hate Hate and more Hate

    Snitching at it finest

  • joe p

    please shut up with this snitching bullshit bro … this is the real world not some gangster movie , if someone killed your homeboy youd want the same result … if fuck ups would stop killin ppl there would be no room for “snitching” … so what do you do if not “snitch?” what should some kid go get a gun illegally and go kill another man ? just another man/kid in jail …. if it wasnt for dumb fucks like you the crime rate wouldnt be so high fuckin idiot

    • Hate Hate and more Hate

      that was a nice homotional rant and all, but the fact remain’s TI snitched. Will Smith now has more street cred than TI. It’s funny to me, when I see rappers claim all this that dumb shit in their little rap songs, but then turn into bitches when they get their cards pulled.

      • BIBBS

        THAT AINT SNITCHING HOMIE! SNITCHING IS CALLING THE POPO AND GIVING UP INFO… T.I. IS DOING WHAT HIS DEAD HOMIE WOULD HAVE DONE FOR HIM..UR A BITCH IF YOU CLAIM WILL SMITH GOT MORE STREET CRED THAN TIP..

      • NAWLEDGE

        HH&H, you obviously didnt read the passage well enough. It clearly stated:

        “Despite Tip’s testimony, Thomas’ brother Pardon turned out to be the prosecution’s star witness, as he testified against Hosea.”

        That means HIS OWN BROTHER was the snitch you fuckstick. T.I just said what happened. He didnt point out anyone. He just stated that a fight happened and his homeboy got shot. HOW IS THAT SNITCHING?!?!

        And fuck that “street cred” “no snitching” bullshit. This aint The Godfather nigga. This is REAL. Get over your young ass state of mind. Grow up.

        • EReal

          Not to play “haters advocate” or anything, but just because Dude’s “brother” rolled on him, doesn’t give T.I. a pass for being a snitch. Not that it’s a big deal to me, but people should get it how they live, or stfu.

          If T.I. was the dude he raps about, he’d withhold testimony, let dude walk and then even the score. Not that he is who he raps, or anything. Just making a point.

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    real talk joe p. i couldnt have said it better myself.

  • droopey

    Was it really worth it?

  • Hate Hate and more Hate

    Despite TI snitching, the dude that shot TI’s butt buddy deserved what he got. He should have gotten extra time for his bad aim, because he should have shot TI’s wack ass. Now we’re subject to listening to wack songs dedicated to that human target!!! Thanks a lot!

  • Tre83

    Call it what you want. Let’s say I have a gun, I shoot you in your face in front of ya family, you dead and gone. Is it your wish that your fam tells nothing of how I shot your dumbass in the face?

  • Tre

    I mean hey…. No snitching right? He is indeed a hater folks. Awwwh poor fella. Stick a tissue in your mouth and wipe your ass!!

  • Chris Mac

    Man it aint snitchin if it was your man that died. Specially if you got fame the dumbest thing he could’ve done was retaliate. Jus ask yourself this if your mom got shot and killed and you know who did, and u were already facing felonies, why wouldn’t u say somthing. Its not snitchin. Snitchin is if your involved and cop a plea to get outta shit. Dun get it twisted man watch godfather and goodfellas a few more times to fuck ur mind up.

  • G-unit killa

    well you kill a nigga then you know its a possibility of you goin to jail…prison

  • http://n Tre

    Exactly. But it’s too many dumb niggas who don’t understand… This shit aint no videogame. Aint no fucking reset button. Aint no cheat code that keeps you from dying. You can’t leave the radar on the map and expect the police to disappear. This shit is real life… So that stop snitching theory is dumb. Watch the boondocks about that same shit

  • LEO

    WILL SMITH DOES HAVE MORE STREET CRED THAN TI…

  • willshady

    hey fag fag and more fag. id enjoy smackin tha shit outta u for you fuckin stupid comments. u tryin to be like that bitch g-unot fucker

  • Three4

    Snitching is when u tell on your own people…if somebody would kill your friend, what would u do about it, nothing???…you know that´s some bullshit so don´t say that T.I. is snitching. U´re just some internet thugs talking shit…

  • http://xxlmag.com yung gee

    dis niggas a hypocrite . how u gon talk bout snitches in ur songs then turn around n snitch on the nex man. if u a g u should’ve paid a nigga if u didn’t want ur hands dirty .u try dat shit in jerz u a snitch . ur mans or not . it could be ur moms . if u talk dat street shit den walk dat shit. i lost all respect 4 dat man.

    • Hate Hate and more Hate

      ^^^ this is why I say Will Smith is more Realer than TI. I probably wouldn’t talk as much shit about TI if he hadn’t shoved all those super nigga fairty tales down ours throats over the years. No I never believe anything these rappers say, but a lot of you niggas on here swear these niggas is living what they rap about.

      One of the things that TI keep saying on his latest weed plate is that he’s the new Tupac! Nigga please. Yeah TI and Tupac liked going to jail on purpose, just to meet new boy toys and shit, but I don’t ever recall Pac snitching. Yeah Pac signed his life away on a napkin for a get out of jail free card, but no TI you’re not Tupac

  • Mika

    MAN …………..THIS IS FUCKED UP ! I WOULD DO THE SAME SHIT ! I DONT CARE IF I GET LABELLED A SNITCH FOR IT ….. SAME THING FOR TIP TOO …HE DONT GIVE A FUCK ….. BUT MY ISSUE HERE IS ….NOT … ‘WHY IS TIP SNITCHING’ BUT MORE LIKE …… HOW CAN YOU DO ALL THAT TALKING ON THE RECORDS TALKING BOUT WE DONT SNITCH …..BLAH BLAH AND THEN COME AROUND LIKE YOU AINT NEVER SAID NOTHING !! YOU STUPID FUCKS NEED TO THINK A SECOND BEFORE PUTTING UP A COMMENT. IM NOT EVEN SAYING TIP SNITCHING IS A BAD THING ……….. I WOULD ….YOU SHOULD TOO ! BUT NOT WHEN YOU SAID ALL THAT SHIT….YOU MADE IT LOOK LIKE YOU WOULDNT SNITCH IF YOUR LIFE DEPENDED ON IT….AND THEN THIS ….. SMH

  • Oneofthemyo’s

    I heard gucci might be next to snitch, I mean dam does any nigga keep it real any more, I heard soulja boy really do be supermanning these ho’s though thats about it really.

    SMH At these celebrities getting jew lawyers and not getting their prison numbers up instead, so we the hip hop community can be proud of them, thats that bullshit.

    Yall watch when SHYNE and MYSTICAL come out of jail they both doing a million in a week cause in reality we all respect prison niggas?????? dont we?????????

    • Oneofthemyo’s

      P.S. WILL SMITH IS THE REALSEST NIGGA ALIVE NEXT TO OBAMA, YALL HAVE NO CLUE HOW GANGSTA THESE NIGGAS REALLY R.

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