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T.I. tweets 'da sun back out' as he leaves prison
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T.I. tweets 'da sun back out' as he leaves prison

FORREST CITY, Ark. -- Rapper T.I. walked out of a federal prison in Arkansas Wednesday morning, 10 months after the Atlanta native began serving a sentence for violating his parole on a gun conviction, a prison official confirmed.

"The storm is over & da sun back out. IT'S OUR TIME TO SHINE SHAWTY!!!!! Welcome to the beginning of our Happy Ending!!!!" T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, wrote in a Twitter message Wednesday.

T.I. will complete the last weeks of his 11-month sentence in a community service sentence, or half-way house, but Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke would not disclose its location until he gets there.

This was the rapper's second stint in the Federal Correctional Center in Forrest City, Arkansas. He served seven months there in 2009 as part of an unusual sentence negotiated two years ago to resolve federal gun charges. Those charges followed his attempt to buy three machine guns in the parking lot of an Atlanta grocery store.

His latest prison time was triggered by his arrest, along with his wife, when a motorcycle officer stopped their car on Sunset Boulevard in Beverly Hills, California a year ago.

The federal judge who had given him a combination of community service and jail time on the weapons convictions sent him back to prison last October.

"Feels great to be back where I belong... Back in the arms of those who need me the most," T.I. tweeted Wednesday.

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