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Actor/Producer/Rapper T.I. Gets Book Deal & Reality TV Series After Early Prison Release

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 31, 2011 at 4:55AM

Of course, right?

Of course, right?

Rapper/actor T.I. (aka Clifford Harris) was released from federal prison in Arkansas today, one month early, where he was serving time for a probation violation, and dude has already inked a new book deal and TV reality show!

First, the book deal... in October, HarperCollins will publish a new book written by T.I. called Power & Beauty. The novel is said to be "a fictional tale about two childhood friends torn apart by dangerous dealings on the streets of Atlanta."

So the inevitable follow-up question is whether the book will eventually become a movie. And I don't have an answer to that.

Secondly, VH1 has greenlit a new 10-episode reality TV series starring Mr T.I., which will chronicle his attempts to readjust to life out of jail, after serving 10 months of an 11-month jail sentence, as he reconnects with family and friends.

The yet-to-be-titled series will debut in December.

Man, I wonder if I got locked up too, whether a book deal and TV series will be waiting for me when I get out.

Probably not... wishful thinking.

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