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. According to local news affiliates, the incident occurred around 4 a.m. on Wednesday, when T.I. arrived at his Henry County gated community appearing to be intoxicated and did not have his key to enter the premises.
According to WSB-TV in Atlanta, police say that T.I.at one point asked the guard, "Don't you know who I am?"
In a statement provided to CNN, attorney Steve Sadow said T.I. was "wrongfully arrested early this morning when he attempted to gain entrance into his gated community - where his wife "Tiny" and his family reside".
Rapper T.I. was arrested after returning to his home in Henry County, Georgia, in the wee hours of Wednesday morning on May 16, the Atlanta-Journal Constitution (AJC) reported.
T.I.is one of the biggest names in hip-hop, with multiple platinum-selling albums and singles, production credits and roles in films like "ATL" and "American Gangster".
"It took Tip some time to wake up the sleeping guard". Holmes was arrested on outstanding charges out of Clayton County and for not having proof of auto insurance.
He's already been released. without bail. The guard continued to refuse entry without justification. We're also told T.I. did NOT make physical contact with the security guard, but the guard feared he would be hit during the dispute. He says the guard eventually called the police, but says the law enforcement near his home are "white cops in a very white area", and he was promptly arrested.
Sadow claims police did not want to hear from T.I.'s side and arrested his client.
After T.I. was released, he celebrated his son Major's 10th birthday at his school. "I guess y'all been hearing all the nonsense", he said, wearing the same shirt he wore in his mugshot.