T.I.'s post-prison life to be chronicled in upcoming VH1 reality show
In case you’ve wondered what T.I. has been up to over the past few hours since being released from prison, VH1 will make sure you don’t miss a moment of the rapper’s life after the clink. Set to debut on Dec. 5 at 10 p.m., the yet-to-be-titled reality show will feature the Grammy winner’s life after serving nearly a year of hard time for parole violation, which stemmed from a 2008 weapons conviction.
According to a statement from VH1, the 10-episode series will not only show how the troubled 30-year-old star, who was released nearly a month earlier than he was scheduled to, is readjusting to the real world, but will also follow the musician as he heads back to the studio to record again. It will also chronicle his relationship with his children and his wife, Xscape’s Tameka “Tiny” Cottle. Cottle was also arrested with T.I. back in September 2010, on suspicion of drug possession during a traffic stop in Los Angeles. VH1 promises, “Viewers will get a glimpse into the very loving and always fascinating relationship between T.I. and his wife Tameka, who has faithfully stood by T.I.’s side through it all … Tameka and T.I. are passionately in love, but both know that this previous incarceration has to be his last.”
Jeff Olde, the Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Production at VH1, added, “Viewers have always connected with T.I. and we are definitely thrilled to show the next chapter of this incredible artist’s riveting life with this new series. T.I. is such a multi- talented artist and actor, and though he has had some setbacks, there is no doubt he will use his considerable talents to get back on top of both the music and film business.” T.I. was also the subject of a 2010 episode of Storytellers on the network.