T.I. was sent back to a federal prison last week, not because of his decision to take an extravagant tour bus from Arkansas to Atlanta, but because the Bureau of Prisons objected to the passengers he took the journey with.
According to CNN, prison officials were upset with the fact that his manager and a reality TV producer joined Tip on the ride.
“Such people were not authorized to travel with him in the conditions of his furlough,” a Bureau of Prisons report obtained reads. “He further indicated he was discussing a new reality series and a book with those individuals.”
This resulted in the Grand Hustle general getting removed from the halfway house, where he was set to serve 30 days, the remainder of his 11-month sentence for a probation violation, stemming from his 2009 federal gun conviction. Now he will most likely be forced to sit in the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta until his September 29 release date.
As of press time it is unknown when the BOP will decide if he can be released earlier.
Brian Sher, Tip’s manager wrote a letter to the BOP explaining that he didn’t realize his appearance on the bus would cause a problem.
“It was clear to me that Mr. Harris believed that I was permitted to be with him on the trip back to Atlanta because I had been authorized to visit him and have contact with during his time in Forrest City,” Sher said. “During my time with him on the ride back to Atlanta, no business was conducted with Mr. Harris.”
Stay tuned to XXLMag.com as this story develops. —Elan Mancini