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Rapper T.I. arrested in Henry County

Rapper T.I. arrested in Henry County

Rapper T.I. arrested in Henry County
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Rapper T.I. arrested

 T.I. attends TIDAL X: 1015 on October 15, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for TIDAL)

In this handout photo provided by One Voice: Somos Live!, T.I. performs onstage at One Voice: Somos Live! A Concert For Disaster Relief at Marlins Park on October 14, 2017 in Miami, Florida. (Rick Diamond/One Voice: Somos Live!)

Rapper T.I. arrested in Henry County

Channel 2 Action News has learned world-famous rapper T.I. was arrested early Wednesday morning in Henry County.

Henry County police told Channel 2’s Tyisha Fernandes that T.I. was arrested around 4 a.m.

[NEW: Channel 2 obtains 911 call that led to T.I.'s arrest]

According to police, T.I. -- whose legal name is Clifford Harris Jr. -- was returning to the gated community where he lives in Eagles Landing around 4 a.m.

Police said he didn’t have his key and the guard wouldn’t let him in.


“Don’t you know who I am?” T.I. asked the guard, according to police.

At some point during the argument, T.I. called a friend and the two of them argued with the guard, officials said.

The Henry County Police Department was called to the scene and T.I. and his friend were arrested.

According to police, T.I.’s friend had a warrant out for his arrest. T.I. was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.

He’s since bonded out.

[TIMELINE: Rapper T.I.'s arrests, legal trouble throughout the years]

The rapper's attorney released a statement to Channel 2 Action News:

"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."

Some neighbors Channel 2 Action News talked with on Wednesday said the guard was wrong.

"I actually back (T.I.) up completely because the gate, I've always said this, they don't use common sense," one neighbor said.

She said most of the guards are good, but some treat residents poorly.

"Don't you think it's a little rough? I mean, he actually owns the home. I live right across the street from them." the woman said.

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