[video] T.I. gets the axe from AXE Promotional Campaign

I guess they figured that a concert with him literally from behind bars was not apart of their marketing plans. This is his second lost endorsement due to getting arrested, the first was the ground breaking deal with Chevrolet. Damn TIP! I have added a clip of the AXE concert he did when he was released courtesy of the guys over at Rap Basement.

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via TMZ

A rep for the company tells TMZ, “We will no longer feature T.I. in our promotional campaign” — a decision that comes one month after the company publicly stated it was “troubled” by T.I.’s recent arrest for drug possession.

T.I. signed with AXE earlier this year … he’s already been removed from their website.

PETA Solicits T.I. for its nude ad campaign

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via HipHopPopCrunch

T.I. will have a new modeling gig — as soon as he gets out of lock up. Aggressive animal rights group People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has the incarcerated Grand Hustle bose to join celebs like Khloe Kardashian, Christina Applegate, and Kimora Lee Simmons by stripping down to his birthday suit for their “I’d Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur” ad campaign.

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T.I. packs Atlanta arena before heading to prison

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via PopEater

ATLANTA -Grammy-winning rapper T.I. told fans he would stay optimistic when he heads to prison on a federal weapons conviction. The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name is Clifford J. Harris Jr., performed for a packed audience Sunday night in Atlanta’s Philips Arena less than two days before he is to begin serving the sentence of a year and a day.

“I’m going to stand up tall, head up high,” he said. “Thank you for all of your support.”
Many in the packed crowd of about 16,000 people held up encouraging signs, like one reading “T.I. We Will Miss U!”
He must report by noon Tuesday to the Federal Correction Institution at Forrest City, Ark. He was arrested after prosecutors said he tried to buy unregistered machine guns and silencers from undercover federal agents in 2007. Continue reading

T.I. Requests Prison Delay, Seeks Minimum Security Facility

via SOHH

Grammy-winning rapper Clifford “T.I.” Harris has reportedly requested additional time before reporting to jail next week and placement in a safer facility.ti_shotgun

The Atlanta-based emcee reportedly made his request Thursday (May 21) afternoon.

Harris asked a court today to let him remain free while he seeks placement in a minimum-security prison closer to his Atlanta home. He claims prison officials miscalculated his criminal history. His lawyer called a 2003 incident a “scuffle” with a mall cop. A pre-sentencing report says T.I. has a “serious history of violence.” (Fort Mill Times)

Tip will reportedly serve roughly ten months behind bars. Continue reading

T.I. Credited Time for House Arrest, might only do 2 Months in Club Fed

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via AP

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Rapper T.I. will be coming to Arkansas — to serve a federal prison sentence.

T.I., whose real name is Clifford J. Harris Jr., must report to Forrest City’s low-security federal prison by noon on May 26, according to court filings. There, Harris will join 1,500 other inmates as he serves a year-and-one-day prison sentence after pleading guilty in March to federal weapons charges in Atlanta.

The rapper, the self-proclaimed “King of the South,” had faced a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each charge in his three-count indictment.

Harris will be credited for 305 days of home detention he already has served after being charged, so his stay at the Forrest City prison likely will be only two months.

R.D. Weeks, a spokesman for the prison, said Harris likely would be treated like any other prisoner coming into the facility.

“Unless there are custody or security concerns, all incoming inmates are placed in general population,” Weeks told The Associated Press. Continue reading

T.I. coming to Arkansas for prison term

via MyFreeze

T.I. will be coming to Arkansas by May 26 to serve a prison sentence on federal weapons charges.ti1

The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name is Clifford J. Harris Jr., will be serving his sentence of one year and a day at the Forrest City low-security federal prison. Paperwork filed in his federal court case shows he has until noon on May 26 to report for his sentence.

Prison officials didn’t immediately return a call Friday for comment.

Harris pleaded guilty to the charges after he tried to buy a stash of machine guns and silencers to protect himself after his best friend was killed. He will also pay a $100,000 fine as part of his sentence.

UPDATE: Twitter Removes Fake Kanye Account

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via Allhiphop

Like fellow superstar T.I., Kanye West has clarified that he has no interest in joining the social networking phenomenon known as Twitter.

In a recent blog entry on his website kanyeuniversecity.com, the eclectic Chicago artist launched a trademark, all caps tirade over a fake Twitter account (@kanyewest) that carried his name.

 “DON’T HAVE A F****** TWITTER… WHY WOULD I USE TWITTER???” Kanye stated. “I ONLY BLOG 5 PERCENT OF WHAT I’M UP TO IN THE FIRST PLACE. I’M ACTUALLY SLOW DELIVERING CONTENT BECAUSE I’M TOO BUSY ACTUALLY BUSY BEING CREATIVE MOST OF THE TIME AND IF I’M NOT AND I’M JUST LAYING ON A BEACH I WOULDN’T TELL THE WORLD.”

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T.I. Releases Farewell Address Before Reporting to Prison

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via Global Grind

In a few weeks, I will begin a one-year prison sentence for being in the possession of illegal firearms.  Where I come from, having a gun is just part of everyday life.  But, through this painful process of going to court and being convicted, I realized that I had to make a change.  I made some bad decisions.  I broke the law and will accept my punishment.  With deep reflection about where my life was headed, I have begun the process of redemption, and decided that before I go to prison, I want to speak to young people about responsibility as a lifestyle.

I hope that through my mistakes, young people can begin to learn, as I did, that we have to put our guns down and start to give our guns back.  It pains me inside to hear about so many of our people dying because of gun violence.  Just in the past weeks, a 13-year old boy was shot in the head in Harlem, a 17 and 19-year old were murdered in a double homicide in Queens and a 15 year old was chased, beaten, shot and burned in Chicago.
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T.I. Teams With Rev. Al Sharpton For Harlem Anti-Gun Rally

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Grammy winner and multi-platinum artist T.I. will utilize his non-profit K.I.N.G. foundation next week to hold an anti-gun and violence rally in Harlem, NY.ti1

Assisting the Atlanta native’s endeavor are Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network, the LIFE Camp, and the Political Swagger Foundation.

Announced as “Responsibility is a Lifestyle: it’s Time to Bury Da Beef,” the involved groups plan to initiate a “call to action to engage elected officials, community organizers, artists, and every American citizen to accept responsibility to build safer communities.”

The pertinent declaration from these organizations came after statistics from the Center for Disease Control revealed that 16 youths (aged 10-24) are killed daily from gun-related violence. Continue reading