Atlanta rapper T.I. is getting a reality TV show on MTV which will follow the rapper throughout serving his community service up until his one year jail sentence.
Atlanta rapper T.I., born Clifford Harris Jr., is planning to take his legal woes and turn them around into something that could possibly provide youth with a positive message to stay out of trouble. According to Variety, MTV will be following the rapper as he gives fans a personal look into his career and personal life. The reality TV show will also show T.I. performing community service and other day-to-day activities stemming from the rapper's legal obligations which T.I. hopes will show others how not make his same mistakes.
"Hopefully the mistakes I've made will be a lesson to today's youth and they won't go down that same path," T.I. said.
Talks of the reality show actually began in the midst of T.I.'s legal trial.
"We began the conversations in the middle of deliberations over what would happen to him," said Ish's Michael Hirschorn, who's exec producing [the show] with partner Stella Stolper. "The original idea for the show had him staging a series of interventions in each episode with people in danger. But when we visited him under house arrest, it felt much bigger and more powerful than we anticipated."
The show will also document T.I.'s upcoming album release