On September 29, T.I. is scheduled to be released from a correctional facility in Forrest City, Arkansas, where he is currently finishing up an 11-month sentence for violating his parole. In what he is calling his last message to fans from prison (via hiphopdx.com), the Atlanta rapper talks candidly about his struggle and his future plans.
"A lot of people who are aware of all that has happened to me in my life say that there aren’t many men who could have endured and withstood so much pain, pressure and turmoil while managing to remain sane and keep their wits about them," T.I. writes in the letter posted to his website, Trapmuzik. "We complain about the pain so much that we don’t even notice how much stronger, wiser and better of a person the suffering has allowed us to become."
T.I. gets more personal in this final letter than he did in his last, making reference to the murder of his friend Big Phil and the loss of his daughter, Leiah. "I know this won’t be my last battle with adversity but it has truly prepared me for whatever else may come in the future," he writes.
Tip says when he is released, he is going back to square one, and will be speaking for "those whose voices are never heard."
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