T.I. Wants To Host Thanksgiving At His House, Asks Judge's Permission
The Atlanta rapper (born Clifford Harris, Jr.) is currently under house arrest awaiting trial on federal weapons charges, and is requesting that he be able to host Thanksgiving dinner at his place this year, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
T.I.'s lawyers filed a motion yesterday (November 6) asking the judge to temporarily waive the rule that only allows for three visitors at a time, a stipulation of the rapper's $3 million bond. The request is only temporary, just for Thanksgiving Day, from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
T.I.'s release on bond allows that he continue to live in the house with long-time girlfriend and mother of one of his children, Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, as well as his other children. But visitors are limited to only three at a time, all of whom have to be cleared with a background check, and only between the hours of 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. The rapper's movements are also monitored by a GPS system.
T.I. was brought down in a sting that ended on October 13 in a Midtown parking lot as T.I. allegedly tried to purchase three machine guns and two silencers from an undercover agent.
If the judge grants T.I.'s request, the rapper will have to pay for his own additional security for the dinner and he won't be permitted to serve alcohol.
T.I.'s also asking that cleaning people be allowed to come in and give his yard, pool and home a once-over.