T.I. is reaching out to his fans from behind bars with a new blog post on his Trapmuzik.com website.
The rapper, who’s currently serving an 11 month prison sentence in Arkansas, posted his thoughts online expressing his grief with his incarceration.
In the letter an obviously distraught T.I. calls his sentence a “real a** whoopin” and wishes he could’ve spent consecutive years behind bars instead of the frequent trips in and out of jail for the last 15 years.
“This experience is truly a pain I have never felt before and that’s saying a lot for a n*gga who’s been down locked up as many times as I have. I see this as a real a** whoopin’. The kind you don’t just go back outside to play afterwards.
You take ya a**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 Fawking 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. “
Tip also adds that he now realizes he has to keep going strong for himself and no one else.
“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 Shyte 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! Fawk that! If an hour in the dark is worth a second in the sun then pass me my mother Fawkin’ shades cause I’m ready to cash my darkest hours in…ASAP!!!”
According to Tip his lack of a father figure played a part in his actions and over the years he’s been forced to find his manhood elsewhere.
“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.”
Before closing the letter, Tip says his children will share his same fate “over his dead body” and adds in a special line for his haters, “Fawk you.”
“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 Fawk you dog! I know a bunch of mother Fawkers who are…
– Love KING”