T.I. is released early from prison after drug sentence

01/09/11

T.I.

T.I. has been released from prison a month early after serving time for breaking the terms of his probation.

The rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, was jailed in October after authorities in Los Angeles say he was found with four ecstasy pills.

At the time he was on probation after serving seven months for trying to buy unregistered guns and silencers from undercover agents in 2009.

The star is at halfway house in Georgia to serve the rest of his sentence.

Following his latest release from Forrest City low-security prison in Arkansas, the 30-year-old tweeted: "The storm is over & da sun back out.

"IT'S OUR TIME TO SHINE SHAWTY!!!!! Welcome to the beginning of our Happy Ending!!!!"

Meanwhile, satellite music station VH1 says it is making a reality TV programme about T.I.'s release from prison.

The show will debut in America in December.

MTV filmed the rapper the first time he was released from jail in 2009 in a show called T.I.'s Road to Redemption: 45 Days to Go, which showed his attempts to help others avoid his mistakes.

The star has also co-written a book called Power & Beauty, which publishers HarperCollins say is a story about two childhood friends torn apart on the streets of Atlanta.

He released his seventh studio album, No Mercy, last December.