T.I. Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges
US rapper T.I. has been told to expect time in prison after he pleaded guilty to possessing semi-automatic weapons
T.I whose real name is Clifford Harris, must first complete at least 1,000 hours of community service while he awaits a sentence that includes prison time of up to 10 years for each charge.
The case began last October when the rapper was arrested in a sting operation as he took delivery of three machine guns and two silencers that a bodyguard had bought on his behalf.
The 27-year-old pleaded guilty on Thursday to possession of an unregistered firearm, possession of machine guns and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
T.I told the media, "I'd like to thank God for blessing me with a second chance in life and successI'm looking forward to turning this negative time in my life into a positive.I know I have a long road of redemption to travel."
T.I won two Grammies last year. He starred in the 2006 film 'ATL' and appeared with Denzel Washington in the 2007 movie 'American Gangster'.