Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Year and a Day

A judge sentenced Rapper T.I. to one year and a day behind bars on federal weapons charges on Friday.

The rapper pleaded guilty last March after he was arrested in 2007, attempting to buy unregistered machine guns and silencers. The arrest on Oct. 13 of that year occurred blocks from where he was to headline the BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta hours later.

He will have between 30 and 60 days to report to prison. Harris already has completed about 1,000 hours of community service and has warned youths about the pitfalls of guns, drugs, violence. He will need to complete 470 additional hours.

Am I missing something? Why not just pay for security? Or, better yet hire some legit body guards. Could he have had beef with someone that was going to be at the awards and just have been a little paranoid? Or, is it just a gun obsession? I'm sorry but there are certain sacrifices that have got to be made once you decide you want to be famous. One of those sacrifices should be no more secret, shady gun deals.


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