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Rapper T.I. Released from Jail but Remains Under House Arrest

Rapper T.I. was released from jail on October 26, but will be confined to his home while awaiting weapons charges.

The Grammy-winning rapper, born Clifford Harris, left Atlanta's federal courthouse after posting a $3 million bond: $2 million in cash and $1 million in equity on property he owns.

"I want to thank all the fans for their support," said the 27-year-old rapper as he left the courthouse. "Due to the severity of the situation, I can't say much more."

Before leaving in a black sport utility vehicle, he said "I want to get all of this behind me." U.S. Magistrate Judge Alan Braverman agreed to the bond over government objections so long as Harris remains at home, except for medical appointments and court appearances. He was also required to surrender his passport, not own any guns, and stay away from witnesses and informants in his case.

Only his girlfriend and children will be permitted to live with him, and the court must approve all visitors. The judge told Harris that punishment for violating the conditions would include revocation of his bond and lengthening of any later sentences.

Harris told the judge he understood the conditions. A status conference in the case has been set for November 5. More than 60 supporters stood outside the federal courtroom during the hearing.

Some wore shirts bearing the slogans "Free T.I." on the front and "Let your haters be your motivators" on the back.

Authorities say that on October 13, shortly before his scheduled appearance on the BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta, Harris allegedly attempted to purchase unregistered machine guns and silencers. They maintain he already had three guns in his car - one of them loaded, when he was arrested. The rapper faces up to 10 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count.