31 March 2009
Prison-bound rapper T.I. has vowed to keep silent about his looming stint in prison once he is behind bars.
The Whatever You Like hitmaker, real name Clifford Harris Jr., was sentenced to year and a day behind bars for illegal weapons charges on Friday (27Mar09) morning.
The felony charges relate to his 2007 arrest when he was caught trying to buy an arsenal of guns from an undercover FBI agent.
T.I., who is due to begin his sentence by 19 May (09), has regularly spoken out about how his legal woes have affected his family, particularly his five young children, and has been guiding troubled teens away from a life of crime as part of his court-ordered community service.
But the star insists he is putting the whole incident behind him now he's officially been sentenced.
The rapper tells MTV News, "This is probably the last time I speak about this. Don't ask me no more questions. Finito."
And he accepts full responsibility for the trouble he has found himself in, adding, "I showed what you should do (when you make a mistake). If you did it, you did it. Don't try to pass the buck on to someone else."