T.I.Back in Prison, Wife Pleads Not Guilty

Rapper and actor Tip "T.I." Harris is interviewed as he arrives at the after party for a screening of the movie "Takers" at Lagasse's Stadium at The Palazzo August 17, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The film opened nationwide in the United States on Aug. 27. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) (Getty Images/Ethan Miller)

Rapper T.I.'s wife has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor charge of ecstasy possession.

Los Angeles County District Attorney's spokeswoman Jane Robison says Tameka "Tiny" Cottle entered the plea through her attorney on Monday.

Meanwhile, the rapper himself reported to a federal prison in Arkansas Monday, to begin serve an 11-month sentence for violating his probation on weapons charges.


Cottle was arrested Sept. 1 along with her husband during a traffic stop on Los Angeles' Sunset Strip.

The 35-year-old is not required to appear in person on the case. It will be called for a pretrial hearing on Jan. 6.

Cottle's attorney, Blair Berk, declined to comment.

Prosecutors declined to charge T.I., citing a federal judge's decision to send him to prison for 11 months and because only four ecstasy pills were found on him.


The weapons charges stem from a 2007 sting operation in which he was caught receiving three machine guns and two silencers.
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