On Wednesday, rapper T.I. was arrested while tried to enter in his house in the gated community located in Georgia. An attorney who is representing T.I confirmed the news. The artist was arrested due to charges of disorderly conduct, simple assault, and public drunkenness. However, the rapper’s attorney, Steve Sadow said that he was ‘wrongfully arrested.’
T.I is a popular name in the hip-hop industry and has many platinum-selling albums and singles. He has also worked in movies such as “American Gangster” and “ATL.”
As per sources, T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., was trying to enter his Henry County Home at about 4:30 am that day but was not able to as he had lost the house keys. It was then that the Grammy-winning artist was arrested as he got into an argument with a security guard there.
Mike Ireland, Henry County Deputy Chief said that T.I and one of his friends were arrested that day. The artist has now been released on bail.
However, Sadow, in his statement on Wednesday, claims that the artist was ‘wrongfully arrested’ as the guard was asleep when T.I. Arrived at the guardhouse and it took a little time to wake up the guard.
Sadow said that his client identified himself and got an entry however the guard refused. Later, the rapper called his wife Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle, who also confirmed that her husband should be let inside the community. But still, the guard did not allow T.I. To enter without jurisdiction.
Words were exchanged, and it was the guard or a supervisor who called the police. When the police arrived, they did not listen to T.I.’s part of the story and wrongfully chose to arrest him. It is said that T.I did not make any physical contact with the guard, but the guard assumed that the artist would hit him during the argument. As per the GA law, this act constitutes an alleged simple assault.