TI Arrested For Assault, Public Drunkenness

Joann Johnston
May 17, 2018

T.I. was reportedly arrested on Wednesday morning in Georgia, following a heated argument with a security guard within his gated community.

After T.I. parked his vehicle at his home, he walked back to try to get James' name, the report said. The guard would not let him into the community without a key.

According to the police report, T.I. argued with the security guard when he discovered he was asleep on the job, was eventually let in, then drove home to park his vehicle and walked back to get the security guard's name.

The guard told called police officer when T.I. started yelling at him and asked for his supervisor name.

According to Henry County Police, T.I., whose legal name is Clifford Harris Jr., was arrested and charged with simple assault, public drunk and disorderly conduct after he became involved in a dispute with the security guard. "T.I.is adamant that the guard was the aggressor and "antagonized" him".

The security guard told cops he did not recognize T.I., so he didn't let him pass.

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T.I. phoned a friend, which only further escalated the argument. The friend, who had a warrant out for his arrest from Clayton County, was arrested on that warrant. He says the rapper identified himself and sought entry, but the guard refused.

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"Tip was wrongfully arrested early this morning when he attempted to gain entrance into his gated community - where his wife "Tiny" and his family reside", the statement reads.

His attorney, Steve Sadow, released a statement saying the rapper was wrongfully arrested. "The guard continued to refuse entry without justification". He says he gave the guard "every opportunity" to apologize for sleeping, but the guy refused. "When the police arrived, they were not interested in hearing Tip's side of the story and wrongfully chose to end the situation by arresting Tip".

T.I. has since addressed the arrest in an Instagram Live video while celebrating his youngest son Major's 10th birthday, calling it "nonsense" and "small potatoes," adding that God "will deal with the craziness".

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