T.I. is (once again) a free man!
The rapper was released from an Arkansas prison earlier this morning (as of around 7:30 AM local time) after spending 11 months behind bars following his drug possession arrest back in September 2010.
The drug possession charges were eventually dropped, but after it was determined that Tip violated his probation (stemming from his 2009 federal gun conviction), he was sent to prison for 11 months in November.
T.I. was originally due for release on September 29th, but for some unknown reason, was released a month early. It’s also currently unknown whether the rapper will serve the rest of his sentence in a halfway house or at home on house arrest.
“The storm is over & da sun back out. IT’S OUR TIME TO SHINE SHAWTY!!!!! Welcome to the beginning of our Happy Ending!!!!” he tweeted earlier today. “Feels great to be back where I belong…Back in the arms of those who need me the most.”
According to reports, once T.I. is ready and able, he will be going straight to the studio to begin work on a new album.