Hours after being released from prison last week, T.I. was hauled back to the clink for reasons that no one quite understands. It had something to do with a tour bus and a reality show, but a satisfying explanation still hasn’t been given. Everyone expected the 30 year-old rapper to be released within hours due to the BS nature of the charges, but one week later, T.I. is still in federal custody.
According to prison officials, T.I. was not to conduct business (discuss his reality show) while on his way to the halfway house, and was permitted to travel only with wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle. Tip’s layers are claiming that, understandably, he was confused by the bizarre regulations.
T.I.’s friends and family have been outspoken in his defense, particularly Tiny. “There are way more dangerous and carefree [celebrities] that just get slapped on the wrist and sent on their way,” says Tiny. We’ll assume she meant “careless” instead of “carefree.” We’ll also assume she meant “Lindsay Lohan” instead of “celebrities.”
Either way, the woman speaks the truth. The T.I. situation is getting ridiculous, and it’s hard to believe he isn’t being subjected to a double standard because he’s a black rapper. I say we, as a society, offer to make a trade. Lock up Lohan, in exchange for a free T.I. Hell, we’ll even throw in Paris Hilton, just to sweeten the deal.