Rapper TI arrested trying to gain access to his own home

Rapper TI says guard was asleep on the job, sparking argument that got him arrested

Rapper T.I. is speaking out following his arrest in Georgia on Wednesday, May 16, insisting he was detained over bogus allegations.

At some point during the exchange, T.I. called a friend who drove over and joined in the argument.

He says the guard claimed he couldn't find T.I. on the resident directory, so T.I. had his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, call. The guard told police Harris was yelling at him using profanity and even stated "come outside so we can deal with this man to man" and "let go into the street", the report continued.

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.

As for the assault charge, T.I. says he "may have been hurt by my words", but says he never laid a hand on the guy. He says he gave the guard "every opportunity" to apologize for sleeping, but the guy refused.

That's the face of a dude who is thinking, "I'm about to get this security guard fired when I get the hell out of here". It took Tip some time to wake up the sleeping guard. He says the guard eventually called the police, but says the law enforcement near his home are "white cops in a very white area", and he was promptly arrested. Tip clearly identified himself and sought entry. Sadow also said the police weren't interested in hearing his client's side of the story when they arrived on the scene and "wrongfully chose to end the situation by arresting" him.

His attorney, Steve Sadow, released a statement saying the rapper was wrongfully arrested.

The report of the incident released by the Henry County Police Department stated T.I., whose legal name is Clifford Harris Jr., got into a dispute with a security guard at the entrance to the Eagles Landing Country Club located at 100 Eagles Landing Way around 4:30 a.m. Previous year he used his star power to fuel a boycott of Houston's restaurant after allegations of racial discrimination surfaced. "The kids - they are going to be the future leaders". Those are the things that 10 years from now, when they are not high school students; they are young lawyers, and they are lobbying and protesting and so on, and so forth - I think that is what we need.

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