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T.I. sent back to prison over luxury bus ride

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

September 8, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Rapper T.I. was sent back to prison over a luxury bus ride he got from his manager and a TV producer as he was traveling from prison to a halfway house, according to new documents.

The documents, obtained Thursday by the Associated Press, show that the two were not authorized to travel or conduct business with the Grammy-winning rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris.

A reality TV show and book deal were announced shortly after T.I. was released a month early from a sentence for a probation violation.

T.I.'s lawyer argues that there were no business deals made during the luxury bus ride. The lawyer said the deals were already finalized before that.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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