The King has been freed and is back to reclaim his throne. At around 7:30 a.m. this morning (August 31), T.I. was released from the Forrest City Correctional Facility in Arkansas much to the enjoyment of the southern rapper’s family and fans. Serving 11 months as a result of a drug possession charge while on probation, T.I. had the good fortune of being released a month early. Tip announced his new freedom via his Twitter account this morning and, as expected, fans took to the social networking site as well to shower the Grand Hustle chief with support.
“Feels great to be back where I belong…Back in the arms of those who need me the most,” tweeted T.I. from his account, with the elation of freedom pouring from the words on screen to his nearly 980K followers. Tip followed that tweet with, “The storm is over & da sun back out. IT’S OUR TIME TO SHINE SHAWTY!!!!! Welcome to the beginning of our Happy Ending!!!!”
Fan comments on Twitter poured in welcoming the Atlanta rapper back home.
“Rap game bout to be a little different now that T.I. back,” cautioned fan @OmahasVeryOwn. “Welcome home T.I. We missed you : ) come take your throne back!” added @mrz_713. A supportive @jj_thajetplane chimed in with, “Yaaa boy @Tip aka T.I. aka The King is finally out of prison again.. Hopefully he stays out, iknow some hits are coming soon.” Miami rapper Quest added a growing sentiment by tweeting, “I dont T.I is going back to jail this time. But I wanna hear some Trap Muzik this time around.”
Unconfirmed reports say T.I. will be confined to a community living facility to serve the remainder of his sentence. Stay tuned as this story continues to develop.
Welcome home, T.I.
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