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T.I. headed back to prison for 11 months

Rapper T.I. performs onstage during "Total Request Live" on July 2, 2007. (Jason DeCrow)

October 15, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Rapper T.I. has been ordered back to prison for 11 months after a federal judge revoked his probation on Friday.T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., had been on probation after serving 10 months behind bars on federal weapons charges.

The Atlanta native was back in federal court following his arrest last month in Los Angeles on suspicion of drug possession.

As a condition of the rapper's release earlier this year, he was ordered not to commit another federal, state or local crime while on supervised release, or to illegally possess a controlled substance.

The Grammy Award-winning artist was also told to take at least three drug tests after his release and to participate in a drug and alcohol treatment program.

According to U.S. attorney spokesman Patrick Crosby, T.I. told the judge, "I want drugs out of my life. If I can get the treatment and counseling I need ... I can beat this."

T.I. walked out of court with family and friends. Crosby said he will be allowed to voluntarily surrender.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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