Sucks to be T.I.
So says the King of the South about his current predicament in a federal penitentiary in Arksanas.
Let's let him tell you himself.
"This experience is truly a pain I have never felt before and that's saying a lot for a n---- who's been down locked up as many times as I have. I see this as a real ass whoopin'," T.I. writes on his website's blog about his current 11-month sentence for violating his probation in his illegal weapons case.
"I don' t know what effect this will have on my life moving forward but I'm certainly sick and mother f--king tired of going to jail, juve, prison, the pen, correctional facilities or whatever else you want to call it."
May we suggest slammer, clink, pokey, hoosegow or big house?
This is the rapper's second stint at the facility, and he'll have to serve four months longer than the seven he finished earlier this year on a felony weapons conviction stemming from a 2007 arrest.
As the hip-hopster readily admits, the revolving door has been tough on him.
"I'd have been better off doing a 5-10 year bid one time than going in time and time again for days, weeks and months for the last 15 years of my life. Even though it's been a long road, I'm still standing, barely but nevertheless still standing," he writes.
Then, in an expletive-laden rant, T.I. hints he's a little stir crazy.
"I'll be G-d damned if I've come all this way and made it through so much hell to let it go down like this! F--k that!," wrote the emcee. "If an hour in the dark is worth a second in the sun then pass me my mother f*ckin' shades cause I'm ready to cash my darkest hours in...ASAP!!!"
While insisting he's not 't trying to make excuses, T.I. concludes by lamenting the lack of father figures in his life, citing his hustler dad and his drug-addicted ex-con uncle. He then takes a parting shot at those who might sit in judgment.
"So if you can't respect that you ain't rocking with my movement then f--k you dog! I know a bunch of motherf--kers who are. - Love King."
The hitmaker's latest album, No Mercy, in which he opens up about his trouble childhood, drops Dec. 7.
- Additional reporting by Soo Youn