Rapper T.I., real name Clifford Harris Jr., was welcomed by well-wishes from family, friends and fans after he was released from prison Wednesday a month earlier than expected.
The 30-year-old rapper, who was expected to be released on Sept. 29, also comes home to a book deal and a slot for a reality TV show on VH1, the network announced Wednesday.
The untitled series is scheduled to premiere Dec. 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
T.I. was released after serving 11 months in Forrest City Correctional Facility in Arkansas after an L.A. drug arrest for a parole violation, which required that he obey all laws and possess no controlled substances.
Feels great to be back where I belong ... Back in the arms of those who need me the most, the Atlanta rapper said Wednesday morning on Twitter, shortly after leaving federal prison in Arkansas.
An experimental sentence in that case had him touring to talk to kids about the dangers of violence and drugs before serving seven months in prison and doing the halfway-house thing back in 2009.
Harris and his wife, Tameka Tiny Cottle, were arrested in 2010 on suspicion of drug possession after a Sept. 1 traffic stop on the Sunset Strip.
Although authorities in Los Angeles eventually dropped the drug charges against T.I., he was still found guilt of violating the parole terms stemming from his 2007 felony weapons charge.
MTV News reports, with the federal probation violation looming for T.I., local prosecutors did not pursue charges against him. Charges against Tiny were also dropped after she completed 24 sessions in a drug-diversion program.
Friend and collaborator DJ Drama recently revealed Monday on Twitter that T.I. has been working on a book.
A reported deal with Harper Collins to publish a novel he's written titled, Power & Beauty, and a VH1 reality show set to air in December, chronicling his return home from prison.