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T.I.: A Felonious First-Time Voter

T.I. Courtesy of The Hip Hop Caucus/HSAN

Yes, he can!

T.I. may be a convicted felon, but the self-proclaimed King of the South was still able to vote for the next president.

The rap star, whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., faces a year in prison and 1,500 hours of community service for federal weapons charges. But he was allowed to cast a ballot today because Georgia law grants felons voting eligibility if they've not yet begun serving their sentence or probation. He's due to begin his sentence in March.

Sporting an "I'm a Georgia Voter" sticker on his black vest, the 28-year-old hip-hop heavyweight cast his first-ever presidential ballot at a voting station in suburban Atlanta. Upon exiting, he greeted dozens of fans, signed autographs and posed for photos.

"Feels like I've taken advantage of my right to become a part of the democracy," said T.I., who has been appearing recently with voter education groups in Georgia and Pennsylvania. "It was definitely worth standing in line and doing all the things people complain about voting. I think it's more than worth it."

No word who the Paper Trail MC voted for.

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