A federal judge ruled last week that T.I. be sent back to jail for violating the terms of his release on federal weapons charges. He was arrested in September in California on suspicion of drug possession.
As a condition of the rapper's release, he was ordered not to commit another federal, state or local crime while on supervised release, or to illegally possess a controlled substance.
T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris. Jr., told radio station V103-FM on Monday that he's learned after each arrest and learned his final lesson by trial and error.
T.I. gave the interview to V103 alongside a 24-year-old man who had recently threatened to kill himself by leaping from a downtown building. Police said the man agreed to come down if he could meet with T.I.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.