He hasn’t even been out of jail for a hot minute yet, and self-proclaimed “King of the South” rapper T.I. has already landed himself a new VH1 reality show!
After being incarcerated for 10 months, and released from an Arkansas federal prison on August 31st, the rapper/actor will allow cameras to follow him and document his life.
Our friends over at Rap-Up.com report:
VH1 has announced plans for a new show following the platinum rapper as he re-adjusts to life as a free man after his 10-month incarceration.
The half-hour, 10-episode series premieres December 5 at 10 p.m. Viewers will get a behind-the-scenes look at the King of the South’s most private and personal moments as he is reunited with his wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and kids.
In addition to his career as a rapper, actor, and businessman, there will be candid moments of him as a father, husband, son, and friend. Cameras will follow Tip as he returns to the studio to record his next album, while abiding by a new set of restrictions stemming from his probation. Will the King be able to maintain his kingdom under a new set of laws?
In a statement, VH1’s EVP of Original Programming and Production, Jeff Olde, said:
“Viewers have always connected with T.I. and we are definitely thrilled to show the next chapter of this incredible artist’s riveting life with this new series. T.I. is such a multi-talented artist and actor, and though he has had some setbacks, there is no doubt he will use his considerable talents to get back on top of both the music and film business.”
Regardless of his past, you’ve gotta give it to Tip. He’s a man about his business!