TI Arrested and Charged with Assault and Public Drunkenness

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The Grammy-winning artist apparently lost his key, and the security guard wouldn't let him in, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

In 2009, the "Whatever You Like" hitmaker - real name Clifford Harris - was fined on weapons charges and made to community service. During that argument, things got heated, TMZ said, and the police were eventually called. Tip asked the security guard, according to Henry County Police. Then, the "Dope" performer and his pal began arguing with the guard.

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Prior to his arrest, T.I. attempted to contact a friend, who came out to assist, but also ended up in handcuffs over an outstanding warrant. The "Live Your Life" rapper was released on bail of $2,250 around 7:51 a.m. In 2007, T.I was arrested on federal gun charges and served a year in an Arizona prison the charges.

T.I. posted $2,250 bond and was released from Henry County Jail around 8 a.m. "The guard was sound asleep when Tip arrived at the guardhouse".

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Still, he claims the security guard, who was African-American, "antagonized" him and had "every opportunity" to apologize for sleeping, but the guy refused. His lawyer said in a statement he had been "wrongfully" arrested. He says the rapper identified himself and sought entry, but the guard refused.

Last weekend, T.I. saluted his wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle with a Mother's Day shout-out. The guard continued to refuse entry without justification. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At some point in time, the rapper called a friend for assistance, but both ended up in custody after guard felt threatened. "I guess y'all been hearing all the nonsense", he said, wearing the same shirt he wore in his mugshot.

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