*We’re not sure why, but T.I. is “disappointed” today because he will be sitting behind bars for a spell.
On Friday, the rapper who violated his probation was sentenced to 11-months in jail.
‘This is not what he expected and this is not what he wants in his life at this point and time,’ Dwight L. Thomas, T.I.’s lawyer tells reporters. “Of course he’s disappointed in the sentencing, but at the same time, it’s far less than what the government asked for.”
Last month, the Atlanta native was arrested, along with his wife Tiny, in Los Angeles for possession of ecstasy. He had previously been on probation for a weapons charge.
According to the Associated Press, T.I. copped to an ongoing struggle with drugs and implored the judge for assistance.
“I want drugs out of my life. If I can get the treatment and counseling I need … I can beat this,” T.I said. “I need help. For me, my mother, my kids, I need the court to give me mercy.”
It has been previously reported as well that he had been turning in diluted urine samples during his drug tests.
“There are lots of reasons for diluted urine. One can drink a lot of alcohol at night … as the judge indicated, you could be very tired, you could be very dehydrated and you hydrate excessively,” was Attorney Thomas’ response. “That could give an indication of diluted urine but not necessarily … intentionally diluted urine.”
Hours after T.I.’s sentence was handed down, the superstar spitter dropped the song “Get Back Up.” You could say the lyrics are self reflective:
“I admit, yeah, I done some dumb sh–,” he raps. “Disappointed everybody, I know/ Try not to hold that against me, though/ My road to redemption has no GPS/ So guess time must be invested for this to be manifested/ Yes, it’s hard living life in the spotlight/ Trying to dodge the haters the same time as the cop light/ The Bible says let he without sin cast the stone first/ The sinners are the ones that judge him, who was wrong first?”