Despite being in jail, T.I., managed to write a post on his website. I am assuming he wrote it and then someone typed it and unless T.I. wrote it in print, I don't know how anyone would have been able to translate it.
I will say this. Despite the coarseness of the language, it is really powerful. You can feel the emotion and pain and a man who is tired of being in jail. A man who is tired of the way he has wasted his chances. It could be that he is just feeling sorry for himself knowing he will be in jail for much of the next year, or someone who has finally realized that perhaps there is another way to live.
The first half of his message is below. I encourage you to read the other half here.
This experience is truly a pain I have never felt before and that's saying a lot for a nigga who's been down locked up as many times as I have. I see this as a real ass whoopin'. The kind you don't just go back outside to play afterwards. You take ya ass to bed and don't come out of your room until it's time to go to school. I don' t know what effect this will have on my life moving forward but I'm certainly sick and mother f*cking tired of going to jail, juve, prison, the pen, correctional facilities or whatever else you want to call it. I'd have been better off doing a 5-10 year bid one time than going in time and time again for days, weeks and months for the last 15 years of my life. Even though it's been a long road, I'm still standing, barely but nevertheless still standing. At one time I thought my motivation for continuing was for my fans, my partna Philant, my pops, my grandmama, even for the haters or the people I let down. But nah… I got to do this s*it for me!!!