T.I. was arrested early Wednesday outside his gated Henry County community. (Credit: Henry County Sheriff's Office)
Tyisha Fernandes, WSBTV.com
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.
“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.”