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T.I.

I Didn't Hide Anything

From Prison Officials!

9/8/2011 9:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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TMZ has obtained photos of T.I. just minutes after he left prison on August 31 ... and the photos show he wasn't hiding anything from the prison staff -- including his mode of transportation or who got on his tour bus.

The photos show T.I. in a red shirt, accompanied by a prison guard as he makes his way to the tour bus that carried him and his entourage to a halfway house.

Sources tell us ... T.I.'s legal team believes prison officials targeted T.I. when they picked him up at the halfway house and hauled him back to prison, their reason was that T.I. was not authorized to take the tour bus. Yet the pictures clearly show prison staff knew exactly what mode of transportation he was using.

T.I.'s legal team believes prison officials have now trumped up other reasons to justify sending T.I. back to prison -- namely, that he brought unauthorized people on the bus, including his manager and 2 VH1 producers.  Prison officials also claim T.I. was conducting business on the bus, because shortly after T.I. got off the bus VH1 announced it was doing a T.I. documentary/reality show.

And one more thing ... Prison officials say T.I. deceived them by not disclosing the manager and the producers would be on the bus.   The officials claim T.I. had only said his wife would be accompanying him.  But T.I.'s legal team claims T.I. had a 2-minute, casual conversation with a member of the prison staff 3 months before his release, and that's when he said his wife would be on board but never even considered who else might be there.  The legal team believes prison officials are just out to get T.I. and are coming up with lame reasons to justify their actions.

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31.

Rage    

funny T.I. and the Ga(y)me hit the TMZ headlines today..
Both have ZERO talent and fugly as hell, yet Someone at TMZ
adores them to death to keep posting how STUPID they are

1106 days ago
32.

nee nee    

OH MY GOD...we've got REAL crimes happening in this town. Police need to be arresting more gang-bangers. Can't believe they wasted my money arresting someone for driving a party bus to re-hab.

1106 days ago
33.

niles    

Here's the deal: don't try to make the feds look like fools in the press. It didn't work for Richard Hatch, and it didn't work for TI. Serve out your time, and if they give you a break, don't rub their faces in your wealth or celebrity status.

1106 days ago
34.

mzoctober    

They need 2 start catching all the rapists n murders out here this is pety stuff catch the REAL CRIMINALS!! do ur job!!

1106 days ago
35.

c    

Prison STAFF and prison OFFICIALS are two different things. I highly doubt a few guards had any idea what mode of transportation he told OFFICIALS he was taking. They just accompanied him to the bus; I'm sure they had no involvement with the administrative part (i.e. the paperwork he filed and what it contained). Nice try.

1106 days ago
36.

ted    

something else to think about...how much special treatment did he get hes leaving prison with the contents of a small apartment...WTF

1106 days ago
37.

Simone    

Oh my gosh, would you look at that photo!!!

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The black man is again being held down by whitey. Poor TI has to pull a cart with at least NINE CONTAINERS of his posessions on it.

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Strange how we don't see other prisoners leaving with at least 9 containers of stuff and the use of a prison cart to haul his stuff.

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While it is obvious they are going after TI because he flaunted his status/tour bus in front of everybody how can anyone say he's not getting preferentail treatment with NINE CONTAINERS OF PERSONAL ITEMS?

1106 days ago
38.

Mike    

He's famous people. Maybe he received stacks of fan mail every day and needed a cart to carry it out. If you weren't so broke and miserable maybe you would be happy.

1106 days ago
39.

VictoriaGirl    

Im not a fan of T.I but its obvious the prison guards knew what mode of trasportation he was using to leave the prison. He didnt violate anything and should be let back out of jail.

1106 days ago
40.

Jodi    

What difference did it make WHO was on the bus when he left. Did the prison officials specifically say who COULD NOT be on the bus with him?

When the bus was on prison grounds waiting for T.I. to get on did any officials get on the bus with him and do a head count of who was on the bus? No they didn't. This is their mistake and now they are trying to save face.

I"m not a fan of T.I. but what they are doing to him is wrong.

1106 days ago
41.

purplegoddess    

okay so im not understanding T.I cuz one minute he in jail and the next he out i just read somewhere dat he bac in jail i understand the first time y he was in jail but all des otha times he has been goin to jail is so unessceray imreally starting to think he is doin dis **** on purpose and for some attention or he juss dnt give a damn bout juss being in and out of jail...i mean dntchu have kids at home dat need u besides a mother dey need a father and you have des young kids come on man be der for dem dey need u i learned dat there need to be a mother and a father in a household a mother cant do ti all,i mean she can but she need a little help i juss hope he gets it together.

1106 days ago
42.

Einstien    

I have one question did they as the court the prob office or prison official say to TI or his attorney the condition of his release no tour bus or other individual could be in xxx amount of feet from you after youre release if this is not in writing some one on a legal do***ent then i think this is some ones idea of hey lets mess with the guy seeing how we couldnt ride in his bus and meet the big producers there are no laws against that last time i checked peeps

1106 days ago
43.

MMM    

SMH! If those "specific instructions" were verbal, he will have a fighting chance but if they were written directives and he signed a do***ent, than he's about to kill his # in the pen. Something he should have done in the first place. Who wants to do 30 days in a 1/2 way house, when you get do another 15-20 days and kill ya #. This is some ig'nant sh*t! I fault Miss Piggy, too. This is the 2nd time she's been w/ him and he's been bumped up. What good is a significant other if they can't impart wisdom??? Why can't she ever guide this silly MF to do the SMART thing, not necessarily the right thing. Oh, well. Get w/ a streetwise woman or get up on game, Clifford! Now, that's a TIP fo yo a$$!

1106 days ago
44.

as I was sayin    

Stuff Happens, hopefully T.I. will just hang in there, someday he will be free again.

1106 days ago
45.

tazer    

LOCK THIS DANGEROUS BLACK MAD MAN AWAY FOR LIFE!!! WHY DO PRISONS EVEN RELEASE THESE GANGSTER CONVICTS??? PUT THEM AWAY IN ISOLATION AND KEEP THEM THERE TO THE DAY THEIR MONSTER ASSES DAY!

1106 days ago
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