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T.I. headed back to prison following arrest for drug possession

October 15, 2010 |  2:24 pm

T.i. T.I. may have talked a suicidal man off a ledge this week, but the rapper wasn't able to talk a federal judge in Atlanta into letting him off the hook from prison.

After breaking his probation (following a 10-month prison term for weapons charges) with an arrest for drug possession in Los Angeles early last month, the Grammy-winning rapper, born Clifford Harris Jr., will return to prison for 11 months, according to the Associated Press.

Harris is quoted as pleading for leniency and admitting he "screwed up" and needed drug counseling, but failed to sway the court's opinion. It's another blow for the rapper at a pivotal point in his career, after the success of his crime-caper film "Takers" and the forthcoming release of his new album, the now-unfortunately titled "King Uncaged."

-- August Brown

Photo: Clifford "T.I." Harris. Credit: Michael Loccisano / Getty Images