was not the recipient of the oral argument, because he was sniffing, it is often said. Nor has he gained the benefit of the doubt from the legal system because he is rich. Tip finished his plea deal because of a combination of his fame, familiar troubled past, and ability to tell the story of his transformation from trap star to rap star as a way to influence teens at risk. It was unclear whether T.I.`s late arrival would affect his plea agreement with prosecutors. “We are very pleased with the outcome in this case,” said U.S. Attorney David E. Nahmias. “Mr. Harris received a significant sentence for the serious firearms offences he committed.