TI Arrested for Drunkenly Trying to Enter His Home, As One Does

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T.I. arrives for VH1's Hip Hop Honors The 90's Game Changers at Paramount Studios on Sept. 17 2017 in Hollywood Calif

He was charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness after his lawyer said the guard wrongfully refused entry to the community and called police after and argument.

The musician, whose legal name is Clifford Harris Jr., was reportedly arrested outside of the gated community where he resides in Henry County, Georgia.

However, the website said the rapper was eventually allowed into his gated community after an initial argument with the guard.

According to local reports, the rapper was trying to get to his house Wednesday morning - around 4 AM - but didn't have his key.

Harris bonded out of jail at about 8 a.m. Wednesday after posting $2,250, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ...

The rapper has since been released and took to Instagram live to show fans he's still in good spirits. T.I. says he was then refused entry and a "very heated debate" ensued, during which T.I. says the guard "antagonized" him.

Despite the headline-generating bust, Tip didn't spend much time in police custody or have to stand before a judge. Tip was in contact with Tiny' by phone and "Tiny" confirmed that Tip should be let in immediately. Words were exchanged and apparently the guard and/or supervisor called the police.

T.I. says his early morning arrest was completely B.S. and believes he got locked up by white police officers for being an affluent African-American celebrity. "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".

He also spent about 10 months in federal prison on a probation violation in 2010 after he was arrested on drug charges in Los Angeles.

Update, 3:45 p.m. ET: T.I. has responded to reports of his arrest, telling the Blast that the incident was racially motivated and involved "white cops in a very white area".



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