Incarcerated rapper T.I. is using his time behind bars to reflect on his past problems, promising fans he'll emerge "a better man" once he completes his latest sentence.
The Live Your Life hitmaker, real name Clifford Harris, has been in and out of jail in the past year (10) and is currently serving an 11-month sentence in Arkansas for violating his probation following a drug arrest in September (10).
But the hip-hop star is refusing to let his legal woes get him down - he's looking to the future and is confident the down time will benefit him in the long run.
In a blog post to his fans, he writes, "It does'nt (sic) matter how long it'll be before the next time you see me. What matters is that I'll be a better man before that time comes. The longer I sit, the smarter I get."
And T.I. has been pondering the meaning of life and the path set out for him.
He adds, "How do you tell God Almighty that all you wanna do is LIVE LIFE??? What if all you wanna do is be a father to your kids, a husband to your wife, and son to your mother."
The rapper also uses the online note to thank his fans for their ongoing support, insisting he reads every item of mail sent into him.