Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Arts&Culture | By Antoinette Montgomery

TI posts bail after being arrested trying to enter his gated community

TI posts bail after being arrested trying to enter his gated community

Since 2001, T.I has carried a high profile in the rap industry, with hits including "What You Know", "Live Your Life" with Rihanna and "Dead and Gone" with Justin Timberlake.

The two eventually agree to settle the matter in court and T.I. was eventually released without bail. The rapper was charged with public drunkenness, simple assault and disorderly conduct. Sadow said the rapper identified himself, was refused entry and then called his wife, singer Tameka "Tiny" Harris, who confirmed his identity.

"Tip was wrongfully arrested", Harris's attorney Steve Sadow said in a statement to the media on Wednesday, referring to the rapper by one of his nicknames.

"To see young people involved with something so important right now - that gives a sense of hope", T.I. said.

T.I. attends the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch in New York, Jan. 27, 2018. On an Instagram video, he once again addressed his arrest and said that the issue was "nonsense" and "small potatoes". The cop responds the 38-year-old rapper was arrested because he was "acting a fool", which T.I. disputes, pressing for further clarification. Both then argued with the guard, and when police arrived, they arrested both men. He says Tiny asked why the hold-up and said, "Just let him in". "Ain't been to sleep, but guess what, God is good all the time", he continued.

According to police, T.I.'s friend had a warrant out for his arrest. He says the guard relented, but when T.I. demanded his name in order to report him to a supervisor, he says the guard only stared with a "blank face". The guard told authorities he feared that the argument would get physical. He spent 11 months in federal prison the following year for a probation violation after an arrest on drug charges. "He says he demanded the guard's name, but the guy refused". He also is one of 38 advisers for new Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms' first 100 days in office.

In April, T.I. was amongst hundreds who marched in a rally marking the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination.

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