T.I. Reality Show: Road To RedemptionPosted by Brian
A TV documentary following T.I. in the final days before his incarceration has been given the greenlight by an Atlanta, Georgia judge.
The Whatever You Like hitmaker – real name Clifford Harris, Jr. – is due to begin a jail sentence this year (09) after pleading guilty to illegal possession of three machine guns and two silencers following his 2007 arrest.
Cameras will follow the hip-hop star before he’s due to sit behind bars on MTV series T.I.’s Road to Redemption – on which he reportedly serves as producer and will receive royalties.
The project will show the rapper as he completes 1,000 hours of community service before returning to court in March (09).
And according to the New York Post, the U.S. Attorney in Atlanta, Georgia has signed off on the project – despite a federal Son of Sam law prohibiting individuals from profiting from their crimes.
The U.S. attorneyâ€™s office spokesperson, Patrick Crosby, tells the newspaper, “If he is making money on it, it is not going to count toward his community service.”
But the rapper insists he’s not making money off the show: “I am not profiting from a crime. I would have been able to do this show with or without the crime that was committed. I am looking forward to putting all this behind me and moving forward with my life.”
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