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Posted: May 16, 2018

T.I.’s lawyer says he was ‘wrongfully arrested’ for disorderly conduct, public drunkenness

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T.I.’s lawyer says he was ‘wrongfully arrested’ for disorderly conduct, public drunkenness
WSB reported rapper T.I. was arrested in his Henry County, Georgia, gated community early Wednesday. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for SXSW)
T.I.’s lawyer says he was ‘wrongfully arrested’ for disorderly conduct, public drunkenness
T.I. was arrested early Wednesday outside his gated Henry County community. (Credit: Henry County Sheriff's Office)

By Tyisha Fernandes, WSBTV.com

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. —

Rapper T.I. was arrested early Wednesday morning in Stockbridge, Georgia, WSB reported.

Henry County police told WSB that T.I. was arrested around 4 a.m.

According to police, T.I. -- whose legal name is Clifford Harris Jr. -- was returning to the gated community where he lives around 4 a.m. Police said he didn’t have his key and the guard wouldn’t let him in.

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“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.

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. WSB reported T.I. has since bonded out.

T.I.’s lawyer issued the following statement to WSB following the report:

“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.”


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