T.I. Issues Statement To Fans

Although he currently has a lot of time on his hands while being on house arrest, rapper T.I. is staying active by working on a new album.

For the rapper, the extra time represents the perfect opportunity to fully focus on the forthcoming project as well as acknowledge those who have stood with him during his legal troubles.

"The good thing is man, you know, I got a lot time on my hands; doing a lot of reading, doing a lot of writing, working on my next album, its called Paper Trail," the rapper said in a statement on his new website, StreetCred.com. "Oh and speaking of Paper Trail, extra special thank you to the Grand Hustle family and the Atlantic Records family. Man we gonna get thru this, you know what I’m saying...to whom much is given, even more is required."

T.I.’s work on Paper Trail is the latest chapter in the aftermath of his recent arrest before his scheduled appearance at the BET Hip Hop Awards.

The rapper, who pleaded not guilty to three charges of illegally possessing silencers and machine guns, was released on $3 million dollars bond on Oct. 26.

Since the arrest, T.I. has been at the center of various news stories and rumors that have influenced public opinion of him.

However, the rapper advised fans to look deeper for the truth.

"I just wanna tell everybody man, don’t even believe every thing you see on the news, don’t believe every thing you read in the papers, ya dig that," he said. Despite the drama, T.I. remains upbeat as he thanked his lawyers, fans and supporters for "for all the prayers and support." "You know, its a very trying time right now, but I want to let everybody know that I pled not guilty and I gotta stress my innocence, you know, to everyone out there who’s listening! And I look forward to being exonerated on all charges. And I say that with the utmost sincerity."

No release date is available for the album Paper Trail.