T.I. has been arrested on charges of disorderly conduct, public drunkenness, and simple assault as he tried to enter his gated community outside Atlanta, WSB-TV reports.
The Atlanta rapper was arrested following a heated argument with a security guard, according to Henry County Police. Multiple reports say T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, lost his key and the guard wouldn’t let him into the community.
T.I. is said to have asked the guard: “Don’t you know who I am?” According to his attorney, he then called his wife, Tiny, who confirmed that he should be let in immediately. However, the guard continued to refuse entry and then called the police.
“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,” T.I.’s attorney said in a statement. “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.”
T.I. has since been released on bail.
Ch2 was the 1st to confirm the breaking news about TI – Clifford Harris – arrested this morning. I just got my hands on the mugshot. Police charged him w/disorderly conduct & public drunkenness after an argument w/gate guard at his country club residence pic.twitter.com/hDIxrd0KcX
— Tyisha Fernandes (@TyishaWSB) May 16, 2018