May 15, 2006 06:28:56 GMT
Atlanta rapper T.I. has canceled plans for a tour of Japan after being accused in Florida of failing to perform community service for a 2003 arrest.
Fans of T.I. will have to, once again, wait for sometimes in order to see their idol performs in Japan to promote his new album, "King" as the rapper has been forced to cancel it after being accused in Florida of failing to perform community service for a 2003 arrest.
Get the arrest warrant issued just days after he spoke at the funeral of a close friend who was killed in a gun battle in Cincinnati, as a result of which T.I. then was jailed briefly on Wednesday before then scheduled to leave Sunday for a 10-day tour in Japan.
T.I. pleaded guilty last year to battery on a law enforcement officer, trespassing and disorderly conduct in a 2003 incident at a mall in Tampa. He was sentenced to 18 months' probation and 75 hours of community service. That's for everybody to know. Another 150 hours were added by a Florida judge months later, after T.I. admitted violating his probation by driving on a suspended license.
Lawyer Dwight Thomas said the rapper had performed more than 75 hours of community service in Atlanta and that Georgia officials thought he was meeting his obligations. Thomas said T.I. was scheduled to appear Monday in a Tampa court to address the charges.