Friday, November 19, 2010

T.I. Tired Of Jail


Despite being in jail, T.I., managed to write a post on his website. I am assuming he wrote it and then someone typed it and unless T.I. wrote it in print, I don't know how anyone would have been able to translate it.

I will say this. Despite the coarseness of the language, it is really powerful. You can feel the emotion and pain and a man who is tired of being in jail. A man who is tired of the way he has wasted his chances. It could be that he is just feeling sorry for himself knowing he will be in jail for much of the next year, or someone who has finally realized that perhaps there is another way to live.

The first half of his message is below. I encourage you to read the other half here.

This experience is truly a pain I have never felt before and that's saying a lot for a nigga 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*cking 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 s*it for me!!!

11 comments:

Mooshki said...

Let's hope this sticks and he gets his act together when he gets out. This may be the rock bottom he needed to hit. It's weird reading something so sincere after the usual bs we hear from people like LiLo.

Sue Ellen Mishkey said...

Welp, it only took 15 years of being in and out of jail for him to figure it out. Way to go.

MCH said...

Ok, I'm glad to hear there was more to this than him just complaining about being in jail.

I really like him & hope he gets his shit together after this is all over.

Maybe one day we'll see one of these from Lindsey?? ;)

jax said...

stop doing hoodrat shit then.

BigMama said...

I really like this guy and I hope he pulls it together (ie: pull his head out of his ass and quit acting like an idiot) he has alot of talent.

RocketQueen said...

lol jax. Hopefully that's what he's saying.

Patty said...

It's all about choices. Start making better ones. Seriously, it's not that hard to not be a criminal.

Lady J said...

I love T.I. so I hope he gets his act together. I believe he can do it.

Maja. With a J. said...

I didn't feel his pain. I detected vast amounts of douchebaggery, though.

Cindy said...

My friend gets at least one of these letters every time her son or one of her brothers get locked up (which is often). It's like finding Jesus in jail -- but as soon as your ass is free, Jesus who? Same thing with the "I've learned my lesson" crap. Once the cell door is open, it's back to things as usual. Our jail system has NO rehabilitation and until it gets some, this is going to be the story of all of the lives in jail now.

Dawn said...

I do all sorts of ill-advised crap and have managed to stay out of jail. Of course, I wasn't raised in the hood but ...?

lol @ Jax - very funny!