ATLANTA — T.I.’s lawyer is saying the rapper was wrongfully arrested when he tried to enter his gated group outdoors Atlanta early Wednesday. T.I. was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and easy assault.
Henry County Deputy Police Chief Mike Eire stated T.I. was arrested round 4:30 a.m. after he received into an argument with a safety guard. Media studies say the Grammy-winning artist, whose actual identify is Clifford Harris, had misplaced his key and the guard would not let him into the group.
Eire stated T.I. and a pal have been arrested. The rapper has been launched on bail.
T.I.’s lawyer, Steve Sadow, stated in an announcement that the rapper was “wrongfully arrested.” He claims the guard was asleep when his shopper arrived on the guardhouse and it took “a while to get up the sleeping guard.”
Sadow stated T.I. recognized himself and sought entry, however the guard refused. The rapper contacted his spouse Tameka “Tiny” Cottle, who confirmed that her husband needs to be allowed contained in the group.
“The guard continued to refuse entry with out justification,” Sadow stated in an announcement, referring to T.I. as Tip. “Phrases have been exchanged and apparently the guard and/or a supervisor referred to as the police. When the police arrived, they weren’t curious about listening to Tip’s aspect of the story and wrongfully selected to finish the scenario by arresting Tip.”
The rapper served about seven months in jail in 2009 after his arrest on federal gun costs.
He additionally spent about 10 months in federal jail on a probation violation in 2010 after he was arrested on drug costs in Los Angeles. The drug arrest violated his probation — he had been ordered to not commit a criminal offense and to not illegally possess any managed substances — and led to an 11-month jail sentence at an Arkansas jail.
T.I. is among the greatest names in hip-hop, with a number of platinum-selling albums and singles, manufacturing credit and roles in movies like “ATL” and “American Gangster.”
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