T.I. Tired Of Prison’s True Blood Obsession

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July 22, 2010 | 11:05am EST

Former jailbird T.I. has revealed the prison where he served out his sentence was in the grip of vampire fever – all his fellow inmates “went crazy” for True Blood while he was behind bars.

The hip-hop star was jailed last year on weapons possession charges and served nearly 10 months of a year-long sentence at a correctional facility in Forrest City, Arkansas.

T.I. admits he isn’t a fan of the raunchy bloodsucking show, which stars Anna Paquin and Stephen Moyer, but the series gained a loyal following amongst his fellow prisoners.

He tells MTV.com, “I couldn’t really (watch it). They got into that s**t heavy. The whole prison damn near shut down. Everybody left off the yard, like, ‘True Blood coming on!’ They went crazy for it – there’s a bunch of sex in it, so they were tuning in for that.”