Friday, May 2, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Published on: 01/03/08
Atlanta rapper T.I. must wait another six weeks before trying to convince a judge to throw out key evidence obtained against him in October when he was arrested on federal firearms charges.
U.S. Magistrate Alan Baverman postponed a suppression hearing, initially scheduled for Thursday, until Feb. 19. T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., was arrested Oct. 13, just hours before the BET Hip-Hop Awards ceremony in Atlanta for allegedly trying to buy machine guns and silencers in a Midtown parking lot.
In November, Harris' legal team filed court motions contending the search of Harris' vehicle on the afternoon of his arrest was illegal because it was conducted without "a warrant, consent or probable cause." As a result, "all evidence obtained in the searches and all statements as well as fruits thereof must be suppressed," the motion said.
If Harris' lawyers prevail in this motion, a large part of the government's case will be gutted.
Harris, who has pleaded not guilty, was released pending trial on a $3 million bond, under strict conditions that include home confinement.
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
Forget Beyonce and Jay-Z, T.I. & Tiny are hip-hop’s real Bonnie & Clyde! What other couple do you know was taken down by the ATF and FBI and are still going strong? All jokes aside, these two went through a lot this year with the lost of their daughter but kept moving forward.
Tiny made many appearances with her man in ‘07, from his album parties to his movie releases - she stood by his side. Now with T.I.’s upcoming court date on weapons charges (among other things) we can just say that she is a true ‘ride or die’ chick.
I found out day that indeed Tiny's having a baby boy..this will be Tip & Tiny 2nd boy/child together...& T.I's 4th child.
In MArch of 07 Tiny suffered a stillborn babygirl...Leia Amour Harris.. she was due 2 b born on June 30,2007..Please stop by Tiny page & show all tha love & congrats u can!xoxo_Sapp
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Friday, December 7, 2007
Be sure to watch when the Grammy Awards air live from the Staples Center in LA on Feb. 10, 2008 at 8pm EST!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
"It's definitely not the look I'm going for. I'm working diligently, daily, to try to reform, and rectify these things. But until I do, I need everybody to bare with me. If they can't bare with me one way, they gonna have to bare with me another."
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Welcome to StreetCred.com. I know alot of people are concerned given the current situation. And I want to say thank you, you know, for all the prayers and support coming from my fans and my supporters. You know, its a very trying time right now, but I want to let everybody know that I pled not guilty and I gotta stress my innocence, you know, to everyone out there whos listening! And I look forward to being exonerated on all charges. And I say that with the utmost sincerity. I cant stress that enough to ya, ya dig.
I'd really like to say thank you to my lawyers, Dwight Thomas, Steve Sadow, Ed Garland, and Don Samuels. And thank you to the judge for even allowing me the privilege of being on house arrest and being here instead of, you know, the clear alternative. I just wanna tell everybody man, dont even believe every thang you see on the news, dont believe every thang you read in the papers, ya dig that.
I just wanted to to give you a brief message, you know, telling you how much I love you, how much I cant wait to get back out there. The good thang is man, you know, I got a lot time on my hands; doing a lot of reading, doing a lot of writing, working on my next album, its called Paper Trail. Oh and speaking of Paper Trail, extra special thank youto the Grand Hustle family and the Atlantic Records family. Man we gonna get thru this, you know what Im saying...to whom much is given, even more is required. You know what Im saying. God will never take you to...what he cant take you through.
So, Im just listening to what God got to say right now. And that's what Im doing, Im being still...I'm being quiet and I'm being still. Im abiding by all the stipulations, all of the criteria of my bond and of my release and I got faith in God and I got faith in the system. You know, America is a wonderful country.
Im gettin a lot of work done man, a lot of music man being recorded. But, my main message is its not over (pause) and the King aint dead!
You guys hold it down man...catch me on StreetCred and stay tuned into StreetCred, because there will be more messages. A'ight in a minute.
Friday, November 9, 2007
T.I., born Clifford Harris, dropped the request today (November 8), citing strong opposition from prosecutors handling the high profile case.
Prosecutors claimed that T.I. was seeking special treatment and said that since his release, he has submitted a list with 95 names, making it difficult for court officials to conduct background checks on each individual.
The 27-year-old rapper is charged with illegally purchasing three machine guns and two silences in an Atlanta parking lot, hours before the BET Awards on October 13.
He pleaded not guilty to three charges of illegally possessing silencers and machine guns.
T.I. was released on $3 million dollars bond on October 26.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
T.I. filed the motion Tuesday (Nov . 6) along with an additional request asking that cleaners be allowed to come in and care for his yard, pool and home.As per his bond conditions, Judge Alan Baverman has said that the rapper is only allowed three pre-approved visitors at a time.Should Judge Baverman approve the conditions, T.I. would need to pay for additional guards for the dinner and he would only be able to serve non alcoholic beverages. (Source)T.I. was arrested October 13 in a shopping center parking lot where he attempted to take possession of 3 automatic weapons and 2 silencers from a bodyguard.