T.I. says he believes his arrest early Wednesday morning while trying to enter his residence at the Eagle's Landing Country Club was due to being in "a very white area" of Georgia.
In today's #LivingWhileBlack news, Atlanta-based rapper T.I. made a bold attempt to re-enter his gated community, but upon realizing he had misplaced his keys, an argument ensued with a security guard who refused to grant him access to his own Henry County neighborhood.
T.I. went in but then walked back to the gate, and the guard told cops that's when T.I. began threatening him, saying, "Come outside so we can deal with this man to man. Let go in the street". "Words were exchanged and apparently the guard and/or a supervisor called the police", Sadow said.
The Latest on rapper T.I.'s arrest outside his gated community. T.I. asked the guard what his name was several times, but the guard didn't answer.
T.I. has issued a statement through his attorney addressing his drunken on Wednesday.
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.More news: Fonseca holds West Ham talks at Sullivan home
T.I. has reportedly spoken to The Blast about the dramatic incident. Holmes was arrested on outstanding charges out of Clayton County and for not having proof of vehicle insurance.
'The guard was sound asleep when Tip arrived at the guardhouse.
In a statement to the media, Tip's attorney Steve Sadow said the rapper "was wrongfully arrested" and accused the guard of refusing him entry after the superstar's wife confirmed he "should be let in immediately".
According to Tip, his arrest is ultimately a result of calling out his gated community's security guard for sleeping on the job. It didn't take long for the rapper to be released and his mug shot said that he was anything but stressed about the situation. Tip clearly identified himself and sought entry.
Sadow claims police did not want to hear from T.I.'s side and arrested his client. The guard refused entry.