Rap star T.I. wants justice after getting arrested in his own neighborhood. The King of the South has addressed his headline-generating bust.
According to Tip, his arrest is ultimately a result of calling out his gated community’s security guard for sleeping on the job.
He says it was a “very heated debate,” but nothing ever became physical. He says the guard eventually called the police, but says the law enforcement near his home are “white cops in a very white area,” and he was promptly arrested. The artist tells us the security guard involved in the argument is black, which added to the frustration of the situation. He says he gave the guard “every opportunity” to apologize for sleeping, but the guy refused. (The Blast)
The rap heayvweight’s lawyer has since issued a statement on what went down.
Early Wednesday, details initially emerged on Tip getting arrested.
The rapper TI has been arrested on disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and simple assault charges as he tried to enter his gated community outside Atlanta, police have said. He was arrested around 4.30am after he got into an argument with a security guard, according to Henry County Police. Local media reports say the Grammy-winning artist, whose real name is Clifford Harris, lost his key and the guard wouldn’t let him into the community. (Independent)
Despite the headline-generating bust, Tip didn’t spend much time in police custody or have to stand before a judge.
T.I. was arrested on misdemeanor charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. His friend was arrested on an outstanding warrant, Channel 2 reported. The rapper was released from the Henry County Jail about 8 a.m. Wednesday after posting $2,250 bond. He did not appear before a judge. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)