#GoingHomeWhileBlack: Rapper T.I. Arrested Outside His Gated Community After Misplacing Keys
After a Tuesday night out, Atlanta-based rapper T.I. attempted to re-enter his gated community home but realized he misplaced his keys. Apparently, the security guard wasn’t interested in letting him into his home, and an altercation occurred, which ended up with T.I. being arrested at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
According to the Associated Press, T.I. (born Clifford Harris) was hit with disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and simple assault charges. Before his arrest, T.I. attempted to contact a friend, who came out to assist but also ended up being arrested because of an outstanding warrant.
“Tip was wrongfully arrested early this morning when he attempted to gain entrance into his gated community – where his wife “Tiny” and his family reside. The guard was sound asleep when Tip arrived at the guardhouse. It took Tip some time to wake up the sleeping guard. Tip clearly identified himself and sought entry. The guard refused entry. Tip was in contact with “Tiny” by phone and “Tiny” confirmed that Tip should be let in immediately. The guard continued to refuse entry without justification. Words were exchanged and apparently the guard and/or a supervisor called the police. 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.”
Henry County Police say the rapper was released from the Henry County Jail at about 8 a.m. Wednesday after posting the $2,250 bond. He did not appear before a judge.