So we have reported that Tip might only spend around 2 months in jail and we were ready to jump up and down, although still holding back because that just seemed too good to be true.
Today we found that it was too good to be true. Due to the Associated Press report on Sunday, the Forrest City low-security federal prison in Little Rock, Arkansas, reports that after receiving a 366 days in prison as a sentence, Tip had been given credit for 305 days of home detention, thus making the news agency misread the sentencing report. The story of Tip’s prospect of just spending around 30 days in the clinker has been silenced by a spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Georgia, saying that it’s not accurate. TI was indeed given credit for the 305 days of home confinement he served while he was awaiting trial in the case. It’s a totally separate thing with his prison sentence.
Tip was charged for illegal firearms possession and being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm last March, after he was caught red handed in 2007 purchasing unlicensed machine guns and silencers to protect himself after his best friend was killed.
Guess we’ll have to see what will happen as TI turns himself in on May 26th.