T.I. Blogs About How Bad Prison Is, Calls It “A Pain”
To make a long story short — T.I. isn’t exactly enjoying prison life. In a lengthy message posted today on his website, the incarcerated rapper calls serving his second sentence behind bars in the last year a “pain”, and adds that he would have been “better off doing a 5-10 year bid one time than going in time and time again for days, weeks and months for the last 15 years of my life.” Read the heartbreaking, frustrating, and fully honest (and expletive-laced) statement below.
Aided by his team, the rapper posted the following message on his website (via TMZ):
This experience is truly a pain I have never felt before and that’s saying a lot for a n**** who’s been down locked up as many times as I have. I see this as a real ass whoopin’. The kind you don’t just go back outside to play afterwards. You take ya ass to bed and don’t come out of your room until it’s time to go to school. I don’ t know what effect this will have on my life moving forward but I’m certainly sick and mother f***ing tired of going to jail, juve, prison, the pen, correctional facilities or whatever else you want to call it. I’d have been better off doing a 5-10 year bid one time than going in time and time again for days, weeks and months for the last 15 years of my life. Even though it’s been a long road, I’m still standing, barely but nevertheless still standing. At one time I thought my motivation for continuing was for my fans, my partna Philant, my pops, my grandmama, even for the haters or the people I let down. But nah… I got to do this shit for me!!! I’ll be God damned if I’ve come all this way and made it through so much hell to let it go down like this! F*** that! If an hour in the dark is worth a second in the sun then pass me my mother f***in’ shades cause I’m ready to cash my darkest hours in…ASAP!!! A lot of folks had fathers or father figures in the house to raise them into manhood. I’m not trying to make any excuses for my situation but my father was a hustler that lived in New York. My uncle was a local big time dope boy turned 10 year federal inmate. My mother and grandparents did the best they could but I found my manhood in the trap and in prison systems. But I found it. And nan one of mine will ever have to feel the cold tight grip of a handcuff or grace the presence of a jail cell if I can help it. Over my dead body! So if you can’t respect that you ain’t rocking with my movement then F*** you dog! I know a bunch of mother f***ers who are…. – Love KING
Well then. We’re not exactly sure what good it is to make excuses for your misguided decisions (apparently not having a father figure in his life resulted in him choosing to drive recklessly with an assortment of drugs in his car, a clear violation of his parole), or complain about how bad prison is when there’s not many people you can blame but yourself for ending up there. But it is hard to not feel sympathetic for a talented artist whose main concern right now should be promoting his album, not worrying about surviving another 11 months in prison.
Do you feel bad for Tip? Or do you think he should be spending his time behind bars redeeming himself, instead of complaining? While you mull that over, listen to another new No Mercy tune that surfaced today, the track “Mr. Kodak”, featuring Trey Songz:
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