T.I. was arrested early this morning inside his own gated community in Atlanta, TMZ reports. Around 4 a.m., T.I. arrived at his gated community in Henry County, Georgia when he noticed that the security guard on post was sleep.
He was released without bail. "I guess y'all been hearing all the nonsense", he said, wearing the same shirt he wore in his mugshot.
The police later arrived on the scene, where both T.I. and his friend were arrested.
Henry County PD arrested Tip for simple assault, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.
T.I. has since spoken out on his arrest, telling The Blast that he believes the charges were racially motivated as local law enforcement are "white cops in a very white area". He says he gave the guard "every opportunity" to apologize for sleeping, but the guy refused.
T.I. claims the whole thing started because he was returning home from the studio and noticed the security guard allegedly asleep in the guard shack. And in 2010, he and his wife were both arrested following a traffic stop after which cops smelled "a strong odor" of marijuana coming from his auto. He was taken downtown, where he spent about an hour and a half behind bars before posting a $2,250 bond, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Sadow says T.I. contacted his wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle, who confirmed her husband should be allowed inside the community. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ According to AJC, the incident occurred after an argument with the gate guard, who refused to grant him access without his key. Words were exchanged and apparently the guard and/or a supervisor called the police.
T.I.is one of the biggest names in hip-hop, with multiple platinum-selling albums and singles, production credits and roles in films like "ATL" and "American Gangster".