T.I. Will Not Be Released From Prison Tomorrow, Lawyer Confirms

Reports spread online yesterday (August 29) that T.I. would be released on Wednesday, August 31, from Forrest City Federal Prison in Arkansas, about one month earlier than expected. Even DJ Drama, his longtime deejay, tweeted out the date in anticipation. But Tip’s main attorney, Jonathan Leonard, told XXLMag.com that information is false.

According to Leonard, who has represented the Atlanta rapper since 2002, T.I. will be freed on September 29 as scheduled by the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Although, Leonard says that date may change in the next 30 days.

“The Bureau of Prisons they won’t give you the information [of his release] until the very last minute,” he told XXL.

Leonard says it’s up to the Bureau to decide the Grand Hustle leader’s fate.

“The Bureau of Prisons makes all the decisions once [someone goes] into the federal system then the federal prisons is the governing body as to when he’s released, the judge has no control over it,” he explained. “And you don’t have any real contact with them, they don’t communicate with you and they don’t tell you when exactly he’s gonna be released.”

“They don’t even cooperate with me and tell me much of anything,” he added.

Leonard spoke with Tip on Monday and says he is in good spirits.

“He’s doing great,” Leonard said. “He’s certainly looking forward to getting this behind him.”

T.I. began an 11-month sentence last November for a probation violation stemming from a 2009 conviction on federal gun charges. —Jesse Gissen

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    too bad..i miss daffy duck and his wife mini mouse,,:(…loser..inmates must be having a field day with this delicate snowflake…

  • Cody Clark

    Delicate Snowfalke??? You must be talkin bout lil wayne and that soft how to love song. T.I. is dope. Can’t wait for him to come out and take control of this rap game. people act like they forgot all the good music he puts out.


      im just saying, he looks SWEET..especially in the pen….and while u point the finger at weezy, for ”how to love”…lets not forget that candy ass song, YOU CAN HAVE WHATEVER YOU LIKE, you can have whatever you like…

  • Sha

    Well…. Can’t say that I’m shocked. T.I. stay losing lately. But at least it’s not a true loss. He can finally return to his children and hopefully clean up his life. There’s a lot of pretenders on the scene and it would be nice to see him retake his lane. But who knows? Has he learned his lesson? For the third time???


    A dumbass with money… is still a dumbass!

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  • therealjay

    fuck all the haters !!!!! the king will be back droppin another classic album soon. hip hop missed him. and how is he losing when his album sold more than some others. fuck off loser !!!!!!!

  • http://xxl biged

    a lot has changed since he went away. real rap is back!!!! nobody wants to hear that bullshit no more unless ur 19 or a bitch….hate on this: tech n9ne , jay rock , slaughterhouse , game, brotha lynch hung,WU-BLOCK, GHOSTFACE/MF DOOM… and hey xxl all this talk about 2pac what about the ONE NATION ALBUM THAT DROPPED THIS YEAR??? WHERES THE REVEIW FOR THAT. ACCORDING TO U GUYS I NEVER HAPPENED. GET WITH IT NESSA!!!!!!

    • Will Morebucks

      Niggas act like TI was garbage when he was bumpin… Dude was puttin out quality shit, Trap Muzik/Urban Legend were southern classics

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  • Tempest Ladybug

    I look forward for T.I. to get home and recover and not let anything or anyone to hold him back….I send God’s Blessings

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    black is black!! we love you forever. hurry hurry hurry and come out from that fuck place the whites put you in!!

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