T.I. Covers April Issue Of VIBE Magazine…….March 3rd, 2009
The King’s last stand……. Malcolm X, no? Ok, moving right along. Not that he doesn’t deserve it, but it’s only right Mr. Harris grace the cover of VIBE’s April issue since he’s going on a government retreat for about 365 days.
It looks like T.I.P’s cover story won’t be the traditional, “Howdoesitfeelknowingurgoingtojailoversomedumbsh*t” feature, but more so, how exactly the logistics of his groundbreaking plea deal were actually worked out. Some deemed him a snitch, others labeled him one of the luckiest bast*rds to walk the face of this earth. Me personally, I believe GOD had something to do with that.
Says VIBE magazine of their groundbreaking April Issue…….
“In an extensive report titled “Cell Therapy,” VIBE Senior Editor Benjamin Meadows-Ingram chronicles the superstar’s history-making legal battle and gut-wrenching journey since his 2007 arrest for attempting to collect three unregistered machine guns and two silencers following his BET Hip Hop Awards performance rehearsal.
After the announcement on March 27, 2008 of what many felt was a shockingly light slap on the wrist for the serious charges, many responded by screaming, “Snitch!” However, authorities agreed to a groundbreaking plea deal negotiated by heavyweight Criminal Defense Attorney, Steve Sadow, who cited the star’s ability to influence others by serving 1500 hours of community service.
T.I. bites back at rumors about how he scored this largely unprecedented deal by saying, “Ain’t no such thing as a secret snitch…Pull up my agreement. It’s public record.”
In the thought-provoking feature, Meadows-Ingram meets with the rapper/actor in
It’s the question that’s been the elephant in every room T.I.’s sat in since he received the plea deal, so I’ll have to ask it here as well; How much will T.I.’s career suffer during the duration of his government retreat? Does he have enough ammunition (oops) to last him that long? Will the Grand Hustle fold FOLD without him??? I know you’re dying to tell me your perspective, so GO HEAD!!!!
Low “Hold ya head, TIP” Key