Early elections are in full swing and T.I. showed off his stickered thumb on Tuesday proving that he cast his vote.
As the national spokesperson for the nonpartisan group Respect My Vote's "Get Out the Vote" campaign, the 28 year old Clifford “T.I.” Harris has been highly engaged in encouraging youth to exercise their right to vote.
According to a press release from his camp, this is the first year that the number one rapper has voted and his advocacies highlight the fact that nothing should be a barrier for anyone getting out to the polls.
T.I., who has had prior difficulties with the law and is actually slated to do some prison time next year for felony gun charges, said in the release, “Feels like I’ve taken advantage of my right to become a part of the democracy.” Getting to that point took a bit of research on his part to find out if indeed he was eligible, considering his legal bind.
Since T.I. is not currently either incarcerated or on probation – even though he is under house arrest, he was deemed eligible to vote through loopholes in Georgia law.
A year ago T.I. was arrested just before headlining at the BET Hip Hop Awards and charged with unregistered arms possession that included silencers. A guilty plea in May was a part of a plea bargain