Grammy-winning rapper T.I. is back at an Atlanta halfway house after weeks of fighting with federal prison officials who said he committed a parole violation.  They were upset over him traveling with a TV producer and a manager when he was released from an Arkansas prison on his way to Atlanta.

T.I. was released from prison and sent to the halfway house at the end of August, a month before his sentence for a parole violation was up.  But he never made it to the house.  He was back in federal custody. They accused the rapper of  violating prison rules by discussing business on his 375-mile trip to Atlanta.

According to, T.I.’s attorney says a VH1 reality show and a book deal had already been worked out long before the trip.

T.I will stay at the halfway house through the end of the month when his prison term ends. He’ll be on federal probation for one year after that.

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