With only a few months of freedom left, T.I. spoke about his upcoming prison sentence during a recent appearance on the Howard Stern Show. Tip is due to start serving a year and a day in early 2009.

When quieried on conjugal visits, Tip revealed that he won't be accepting visits from family, friends or business associates. "I don’t accept visits," Tip told Howard. "I want people to remember as I am. I’ll see you on release day."

The self-proclaimed "king of the south" also revisited the federal gun possessions that lead to his forthcoming sentence.

"It’s definitely not about looking cool or people seeing you carrying anything around," he explained. "If you were familiar with my past, you would recognize that there are certain significant dangers that are very real. In 2006 my best friend got killed right in front of me. They made an attempt on my life."

To let Tip tell it, those days are over. "The thing is right now, I’m the safest I’ve ever been," he shred. "I’m federally monitored daily." -Bruce Moses