TI Arrested For Disorderly Conduct, Public Drunkenness

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According to police, the guard at Eagles's Landing Country Club called police on T.I. and a friend. 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. He says the guard continued to refuse entry "without justification" before words were exchanged and police were called.

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 artist tells us the security guard involved in the argument is black, which added to the frustration of the situation. "Tip clearly identified himself and sought entry", his attorney Steve Sadow wrote on Facebook.

"It took Tip some time to wake up the sleeping guard", Sadow wrote. "The guard refused entry".

In 2010, T.I. was sentenced to 11 months in prison for violating terms of his probation. "Simple assault", in Georgia state law, does not require a physical assault to take place, just "reasonable apprehension" of receiving a "violent injury".

The 37 year old attributes his arrest to "white cops in a very white area", and claims the security guard was the one who "antagonized" him.

The Washington Post left a message with Henry County Police Deputy Mike Ireland seeking more information. Tips was in contact with "Tiny" by phone and "Tiny" confirmed that Tip should be let in immediately. The friend, who had a warrant out for his arrest from Clayton County, was arrested on that warrant.

Since his release, T.I. has addressed the issue in an Instagram livestream while attending his son's classroom birthday celebration in which he referred to the arrest as "nonsense" and "small potatoes."

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