Will another rapper bite the judiciary dust?
It doesn't appear so.
While earlier today, hip-hop vixen Remy Ma got the book thrown at her and was found guilty in a New York City courtroom – for assault, down south in Atlanta, rap kingpin T.I. met a better fate.
Though – on the books – both were deemed "guilty" of their various charges, Remy Ma was found guilty, and T.I. pleaded guilty.
According to published reports, the 'American Gangster' star will receive a sentence that includes prison time after he completes a period of community service. In the year that he is awaiting sentencing, the Atlanta-bred bad boy must complete at least 1,000 hours of a total 1,500 hours of community service, talking to youth groups about the pitfalls of guns, gangs and drugs.Dressed in a gray business suit, the Grammy Award winning Atlantic Records dapper rapper (real name: Clifford Harris) told the judge he understood the terms of the agreement. He pleaded guilty to possession of an unregistered firearm, possession of machine guns and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
Who was he trying to assassinate?
For allegedly trying to buy unregistered machine guns and silencers, T.I. faced a maximum of 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count. He initially pleaded not guilty, and has been under house arrest since he was released on $3 million bond on Oct. 26.
Officials also said after completing the community service he will be sentenced to serve about 12 months in prison. His prison time could be increased or reduced, depending on his fulfillment of the terms of the deal and good behavior, they said.