*T.I.’s wife tells TMZ that multiple prison officials actually saw the tour bus that picked up the rapper yesterday, and even took photos with T.I. in front of it, and nobody raised an issue.

As previously reported, the warden ordered T.I. back into custody after he made the trek to his halfway house, claiming T.I. only informed officials he would be traveling in a van, not a luxury tour bus.

Tameka “Tiny” Cottle tells TMZ that the tour bus arrived at the Arkansas prison yesterday, and prison officials “walked him over, took pics and told him good luck in life.”

According to Tiny, “This is a bunch of bulls**t … they should have said something before he got on the bus … T.I. would have politely gotten into a van.”

She adds, “T.I. is one of the strongest individuals I know … and they just trying to break him in more ways than one and it’s not gonna work! ‘Cause what God got for him, can’t no man take that away … period!”