TI arrested for attempting to drive into his own gated community

by Wade Massey May 17, 2018, 1:18
TI arrested for attempting to drive into his own gated community

Police in Georgia arrested rapper T.I. after the Grammy Award-winning musician attempted to enter the gated community where he lives.

Police tell Atlanta ABC affiliate WSB-TV that T.I., born Clifford Harris Jr. T.I. was, in fact, allowed into his gated community after an initial argument with the guard, but then returned on foot shortly afterward to confront the guy again.

The security guard positioned at the front gate would not let him past his checkpoint.

Henry County Deputy Police Chief Mike Ireland said T.I. was arrested around 4:30 a.m. after he got into an argument with a security guard. T.I. was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and simple assault.

ABC News has reached out to T.I's camp for comment.

T.I's attorney told Atlanta's Channel 2 that his client was "wrongfully arrested" and that the guard was found sleeping on the job.

The friend, whose name has not been released to the media, had a warrant out for his arrest and was arrested on the spot.

He was taken into police custody just before 5 a.m. Harris has since bonded out of jail. "The guard was sound asleep when Tip arrived at the guardhouse". Tip clearly identified himself and sought entry. He didn't have his key, and the security guard refused to let him in.

Since his release, T.I. has addressed the issue in an Instagram livestream while attending his son's classroom birthday celebration in which he referred to the arrest as "nonsense" and "small potatoes." Words were exchanged and apparently the guard and/or supervisor called the police. Failing to get anywhere with that line of questioning, T.I allegedly called a friend, and the two of them continued arguing with the guard.


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