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I just got off the phone with T.I.'s assistant who was on a flight with T.I. about an hour ago. So I know that T.I. is on his way to the prison:
A noon deadline passed Tuesday and rapper T.I. had not gone through the gate to the federal prison in Forrest City, where he was to begin serving time for a weapons conviction.
T.I., whose real name is Clifford J. Harris Jr., was to report at noon CDT to the minimum security prison on the complex to start his year and a day sentence. He performed over the weekend in Atlanta, where he told his audience he'd return in "366 days."
A federal prisons spokesman said after the deadline that Harris was not listed in custody.
Harris could face more than eight years in prison if he does not meet terms of his plea deal. READ MORE...
TMZ.com reports that T.I. arrived at a correctional facility in Arkansas to begin serving his 366 day sentence before noon today. I confirmed this with my source who says T.I.'s manager Clay Evans was so saddened that he told T.I. he couldn't make the trip with him. Grand Hustle CEO Jason Geter made the trip to Arkansas with T.I. instead. T.I. left his family and staff with plenty of cash to make it through the year. His welcome home concert is going to be off the chain!!
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