Instead, the 31-year-old rapper -- who was released in late August -- is busy plotting his career comeback, which kicked off over the weekend with a slew of club appearances, radio interviews and a BET performance.
"I feel phenomenal," the hip-hop star (real name: Clifford Harris, Jr.) tells MTV News. "But I never really get a chance to soak up the feeling of the moment because even as we speak, I'm planning for the next moment."
The "Whatever You Like" rapper is no stranger to life behind bars. In 2009, T.I. served seven months in an Arkansas prison for trying to buy unregistered guns and silencers from undercover federal agents in 2007.