As a condition of the rapper's release, he was ordered not to commit another federal, state or local crime while on supervised release, or to illegally possess a controlled substance.
T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris. Jr., told radio station V103-FM on Monday that he's learned after each arrest and learned his final lesson by trial and error.
T.I. gave the interview to V103 alongside a 24-year-old man who had recently threatened to kill himself by leaping from a downtown building. Police said the man agreed to come down if he could meet with T.I.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.