T.I. has updated fans from behind bars, posting a letter to his website. The rapper, currently incarcerated for 11 months for violating his probation, thanked supporters for sending letters and words of encouragement in the past few months and that he’s learned a lot from his time in jail.
“I’d like to thank you all for the thousands of letters, cards, books, pictures and words of encouragement. I’m truly grateful. I’m sure you already know I’m nearing the end of this chapter of my life, and looking forward to taking all of the things I’ve learned with me while leaving all the rest of the ‘BS’ behind,” he wrote.
“I’ve been tuned in somewhat to what’s been happening out there. I can’t even begin to tell y’all how much being on the outside looking in, having to witness all that’s going on (and not going on) in the game affects me. Not being able to do what I love especially. It’s like a whole other sentence within itself. But I really do appreciate all the love, respect, shout outs and salutations during this very difficult period in my life.”
He also promised that a new record will be released in the “near future (couple of weeks tops)” to keep fans satiated until his return. Tip spoke on how his time has allowed him to grow. “During this time of seclusion I have developed a mind full of thoughts, ideas, plans and strategies of change to incorporate into my professional endeavors, as well as my personal lifestyle. But none of them is as strong as my determination to conquer my own imperfections and my will to WIN NO MATTER WHAT!!!”