In light of his recent arrest, rapper Clifford “T.I.” Harris has cancelled his tour in Japan.
T.I. was scheduled to leave for Japan this Sunday, to promote his new album King, according to his spokesperson, Sidney Margetson.
“I think everybody decided it’s just a good time for him to take this week and regroup,” T.I.’s entertainment lawyer, Jonathan Leonard, told the Associated Press.
After the death of T.I.’s close friend and personal assistant, Philant Johnson during a gun battle in Cincinnati, the rapper’s U.S. tour came to an abrupt halt.
T.I. was arrested Wednesday (May 10) in Atlanta for neglecting to fulfill the terms of his probation.
The rapper was sentenced to 18 months probation and 75 hours of community service after pleading guilty to battery on a law enforcement officer, trespassing and disorderly conduct surrounding an incident in Tampa in 2003.
Another 150 hours of community service were later added after T.I. violated his probation by driving with a suspended license.
Leonard said they were unaware of the unfulfilled probation obligations in Florida.
T.I. will appear before a Tampa courtroom to address the charges on Monday (May 15).