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T.I. will attend services despite house arrest

T.I. didn’t get to host a Thanksgiving gathering at the suburban home where he is under house arrest, but he will be able to attend Easter services.A federal magistrate judge ruled Thursday that the 27-year-old rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, can be away from home from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday for services by New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.Harris is awaiting trial on weapons c
/ Source: The Associated Press

T.I. didn’t get to host a Thanksgiving gathering at the suburban home where he is under house arrest, but he will be able to attend Easter services.

A federal magistrate judge ruled Thursday that the 27-year-old rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, can be away from home from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday for services by New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.

Harris is awaiting trial on weapons charges. He must be accompanied by a court-approved monitor and one of his attorneys, the judge said.

He was arrested Oct. 13, just blocks away and hours before he was to headline the BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta. Harris was allegedly trying to buy unregistered machine guns and silencers.

Harris faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine on each of the weapons charges filed against him.

He had asked to host a Thanksgiving Day gathering at the home where he’s staying, but the plan was scrapped after the government opposed it. His bond conditions require court approval of visitors.