What a flaming dumbass. If you are not familiar, he came out and his first album did nothing and he got dropped by his label so he busted his ass to get money to get his career on track. He then blew up and he really seems like a smart dude based on how he built his brand. Now this...
T.I.'s arrest for drug possession on Wednesday could get the hip-hop icon back in jail, says Steven Knowles, a lawyer not representing the "Got Your Back" rapper.
T.I. and his wife, Tameka Cottle, were arrested in West Hollywood, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department told the Associated Press. Deputies pulled their car over after smelling marijuana and arrested them on suspicion of possessing methamphetamines.
The trouble comes at a pivotal moment in T.I.'s career and personal life. His film Takers, which he acted in as well as co-executive produced, opened in theaters at No. 1 last weekend. His album, ironically called King Uncaged, is scheduled for a September 28 release. He just married Cottle in July, and was released from a halfway house in March.
This could put his life on hold.
Lawyer Steven Knowles suspects that, if convicted, T.I. could face a multiple-year jail sentence. "This is big-time," Knowles told Yahoo! Music. "I really don't envy his defense lawyer."
Prior to serving three months in the halfway house, T.I. spent seven months in a federal prison in Arkansas for illegal firearms possession and possessing a gun as a convicted felon.
According to the Associated Press, as a condition of his three-year-parole, he was forbidden from committing another federal, state or local crime, or illegally possessing a controlled substance. Drug tests and participation in a drug and alcohol treatment program were also required.