Rapper T.I. is back behind bars on Friday just two days after walking out of an Arkansas prison a month early.
The 30-year-old Atlanta-based rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, was placed back in custody to federal agents on Thursday.
Apparently, law enforcement officials are questioning T.I.’s use of a luxurious tour bus after he left prison on Wednesday.
The artist was serving time for a probation violation and had been set for release at the end of September. He was initially arrested in 2009 for trying to buy unregistered guns and silencers from undercover federal agents and served seven months in prison.
He was arrested again in September 2010 on drug charges after he was caught with four ecstasy pills in Los Angeles and was sentenced in October to 11 months in prison for violating probation.
After his release, T.I. took to Twitter to express his joy, as did his fans who congratulated the popular hip-hop artist upon his release.
“The storm is over & da sun back out. IT’S OUR TIME TO SHINE SHAWTY!!!!!” he tweeted. “Welcome to the beginning of our Happy Ending!!!!”
Well, that happy ending didn’t last very long, now that the rapper is currently in a U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta, according to the Federal Bureau of Prisons website.
His lawyer, Steve Sadow said on Friday that there was never any intent to mislead his use of transportation after leaving prison, the Associated Press reported. Sadow said he hopes the issue can be cleared up quickly so T.I. can return to the halfway house.
He wasn’t wasting any time getting back to business after leaving prison. T.I. has a VH1 reality show lined up that will chronicle his journey back home in the show that debuts in December.
The rapper will also release a fictional book called “Power & Beauty” that he co-wrote with David Ritz.