Rapper T.I. thought his voting rights were revoked as a convicted felon in Georgia, but he recently learned that under the state law felons are eligible if they’re not currently serving probation or a prison sentence, according to the Associated Press. On Wednesday the Grammy winner, 28, stood in line for less than ten minutes to vote for the first time.
“Now, rather than just talking about it, I’m being about it,” he said. “I’m leading by example, and it makes me feel a lot better.” The AP also reported a spokesman for the Georgia Secretary of State’s office confirmed that T.I. was qualified to vote. In October 2007, he was arrested by federal agents while buying machine guns and silencers in an undercover sting just hours before he was to be honored at the BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta. He pleaded guilty to illegal weapons possession and was sentenced to seven months of house arrest, 1,500 hours of community service and one year in jail, which he begins serving next March.