T.I. Released From Prison, Begins Work On VH1 Reality Series

Written by Jessica Smith on Sep. 01, 2011

Fresh out of a federal prison in Forrest City, Arkansas on Wednesday, rapper T.I. is reportedly already working on a reality television series for the VH1 cable network. The show will have a 10-episode run and will debut on the network on December 5, but the series itself still doesn’t have a title.

“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,” a statement by VH1 executive vice president of original programming and production, Jeff Olde, said in a statement Wednesday. “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.”

Following his release Wednesday, the hip-hop star wrote on Twitter, “Feels great to be back where I belong…Back in the arms of those who need me the most. The storm is over & da sun back out. IT’S OUR TIME TO SHINE SHAWTY!!!!! Welcome to the beginning of our Happy Ending!!!!”

The rapper was sentenced to an 11 month federal prison sentence in Sept. 2010 when he was found with four ecstasy pills, which violated his probation following his prison sentence in 2009. Back then, he was arrested for trying to purchase unregistered guns from undercover agents. T.I. is expected to serve the remainder of his sentence at a halfway house in Georgia, where his reality series will continue to be filmed.