AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) -- Rapper T.I. didn't waste any time hitting the stage after his recent release from a halfway house.
The Grammy-winning rapper made a surprise appearance in front of a packed audience on Friday night, following a performance by the girl group the OMG Girlz that features his stepdaughter, Zonnique. The pop girl trio was one of the acts to kick off the 23-city Scream Tour.
The tour also includes Diggy Simmons, Hamilton Park, Mindless Behavior, and Jacob Latimore and New Boyz.
As T.I. walked on stage, there was an enormous scream from the packed crowd of about 2,700 at the Bell Auditorium in Augusta, Ga. He told attendees that it feels "great to be back."
T.I. was released Thursday from an Atlanta halfway house after spending about 10 months in federal prison on a probation violation.