Jail sentence turns out to be a blessing in disguise for The hip hop artist is cashing in on his past crime, signs a deal to star in a new reality show for MTV which will follow him as he performs 1,000 hours of community service in advance of a one-year prison term next year for possession of unregistered machine guns and silencers, as well as possession of firearms by a convicted felon, stemmed from an arrest hours before the BET Awards back on October 13, 2007.
The untitled Ish Entertainment show reportedly has already captured T.I.'s release from house arrest and will begin shooting full-time this summer as he performs his 1,000 hours of community service, leading up to his return to jail in early 2009. MTV has ordered six episodes of the show and is planning to air the show soon after T.I. goes to jail.