T.I. Formally Sentenced
Posted on Fri Mar 27, 2009 10:00 AM PDT

T.I. T.I. TIGOJAIL200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - T.I has been formally sentenced to serve a year and a day in jail for trying to buy unregistered machine guns.

The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, was sentenced after pleading guilty to attempting to buy the guns and silencers.

"Today I would like to say thank-you to some, and apologize to all," the 28-year-old said.

"Everything I learned was through trial and error. I've learned lessons in my life to put in my music so people won't make the same mistakes as I."

The Grammy-nominated artist has already completed about 1,000 hours of community service and has warned youths about the pitfalls of guns, drugs, violence, but he will need to complete 470 more hours.