Rapper T.I. was arrested early Wednesday morning in Henry County, Georgia, according to reports. The rapper, whose legal name is Clifford Harris Jr., was returning home to his gated community in the early hours of the morning when arrested after an alleged argument. T.I. was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.
The hip-hop star was arrested at around 4:00 a.m. ET and has since been released on bond, according to Tyisha Fernandes of WSB-TV 2.
From WSB-TV 2 in Atlanta:
Police said he didn’t have his key and the guard wouldn’t let him in.
“Don’t you know who I am?” T.I. asked the guard, according to police.
At some point during the argument, T.I. called a friend and the two of them argued with the guard. The Henry County Police Department was called to the scene and T.I. and his friend were arrested. According to police, T.I.’s friend had a warrant out for his arrest.
Here is T.I.’s mugshot from the Henry County Sheriff’s Office.
Henry County Sheriff’s Office
T.I.’s attorney, Steve Sadow, issued the following statement on the matter:
“Tip was wrongfully arrested early this morning when he attempted to gain entrance into his gated community — where his wife “Tiny” and his family reside. The guard was sound asleep when Tip arrived at the guardhouse. It took Tip some time to wake up the sleeping guard. Tip clearly identified himself and sought entry. The guard refused entry. Tip was in contact with “Tiny” by phone and “Tiny” confirmed that Tip should be let in immediately. The guard continued to refuse entry without justification. Words were exchanged and apparently the guard and/or a supervisor called the police. When the police arrived, they were not interested in hearing Tip’s side of the story and wrongfully chose to end the situation by arresting Tip.”
Earlier this month, T.I. signed with APA for across the board representation. He is set to star in Ant-Man and The Wasp from Marvel Studios this summer. He will also be starring in his own new business competition series this summer on BET titled The Grand Hustle. Tip will also be featured on “The Rapture” Soundtrack which drops Friday, May 18, along with artists like Dave East, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, 2 Chains, Logic, and G-Eazy.
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