In at this time’s #LivingWhileBlack information, Atlanta-based rapper T.I. made a daring try and re-enter his gated group, however upon realizing he had misplaced his keys, an argument ensued with a safety guard who refused to grant him entry to his personal Henry County neighborhood. T.I. was ultimately arrested round 4:30 a.m. early Wednesday morning.
Based on the Atlanta Journal-Structure, T.I. (actual identify: Clifford Harris Jr.) was arrested on misdemeanor fees of easy assault, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.
Previous to his arrest, T.I. tried to contact a pal, who got here out to help, but in addition ended up in handcuffs over an impressive warrant. Based on police, T.I.’s pal, 40-year-old Marquinarius Holmes, was arrested on excellent fees out of Clayton County for not having proof of automobile insurance coverage.
The music star, whose authorized identify is Clifford Harris Jr., was arrested after returning to the Eagle’s Touchdown Nation Membership group within the 100 block of Eagle’s Touchdown Approach round Four a.m.
T.I. mentioned he noticed the safety guard, Euwan James, sleeping, in keeping with the police report.
After T.I. awakened the guard and requested to be let in as a result of he didn’t have his keys, James initially refused, the report states. James mentioned T.I. began utilizing profanity and yelled at him to open the gate, the report mentioned. James ultimately opened the gate and let T.I. in, however T.I. informed police James wouldn’t give him his identify or his supervisor’s identify when requested.
After T.I. parked his automobile at his dwelling, he walked again to attempt to get James’ identify, the report mentioned. James mentioned T.I. threatened him and mentioned “come exterior so we will cope with this man to man.”
The officer mentioned within the report that he smelled “overwhelming” alcohol on T.I.’s breath, and that the rapper admitted he had a drink whereas strolling again to the guard’s shack.
T.I. was launched from the Henry County Jail round eight a.m. Wednesday after posting $2,250 bond. He didn’t seem earlier than a decide, the AJC reported.
Later Wednesday, the rapper informed TheBlast.com that the county’s legislation enforcement presence is mainly “white cops in a really white space.”
In a press release to the media, Tip’s lawyer Steve Sadow mentioned the rapper “was wrongfully arrested” and accused the guard of refusing him entry after the famous person’s spouse confirmed he “ought to be let in instantly.” Sadow additionally mentioned the police weren’t considering listening to his shopper’s aspect of the story after they arrived on the scene and “wrongfully selected to finish the state of affairs by arresting” him.
T.I. has since addressed the arrest in an Instagram Reside video whereas celebrating his youngest son Main’s 10th birthday, calling it “nonsense” and “small potatoes,” including that God “will cope with the craziness.”