The Atlanta rapper offered a helping hand to his fellow inmates over the weekendâ€¦
Rap star T.I. is doing good deeds from behind the wall. The incarcerated Grand Hustle boss provided the financial means for 46 family members of 14 fellow inmates at an Arkansas prison to visit the facility over Memorial Day weekend, according to MTV News.
The â€œLive Your Lifeâ€ rapper is currently serving an 11-month sentence at the Forrest City Correctional Facility in Forrest City, Arkansas for a probation violation following a 2010 drug arrest in L.A. He said that while heâ€™s had a strong showing of support during his bid, other inmates havenâ€™t been so lucky.
â€œIâ€™ve been blessed to receive tons and tons of mail from my fans, family and friends, as well as get visits on a regular basis. Unfortunately some guys arenâ€™t as fortunate,â€ T.I. said in a statement obtained by MTV News. â€œThere are a lot of good dudes in here that havenâ€™t been able to see their loved ones in years. Their families canâ€™t afford the trip so I wanted to help out.â€
Family and friends on the Tip-sponsored trip reportedly took a chartered bus from Alabama and T.I.â€™s hometown of Atlanta on Saturday, visiting the Arkansas prison on Sunday and Monday.
T.I.â€™s scheduled release date is September 29, 2011. â€”Lauren Carter