T.I. denied that anything became physical.
Big things were poppin' for rapper T.I. on Wednesday morning as he was arrested for disorderly conduct and public intoxication. Sadow added the rapper identified himself, was refused entry and then called his wife, singer Tameka "Tiny" Harris, who confirmed his identity.
Even Tip's wife, Tiny, 42, was so enraged by the behavior of the security guard - and the fact that the Henry County authorities arrested her husband with little justification or provocation - that it seems that they're even considering moving somewhere else.
Meanwhile, T.I.'s attorney, Steve Sadow - like us and others - referred to him as "Tip" in a statement to WSB-TV. He mentioned he was merely asking the guard a query.
"I paid thousands and thousands for a home in that residential space", the rapper mentioned within the video. In his account of what happened, the Grammy-winning artist arrived at home to see the security guard sleeping in his post. He says Tiny asked why the hold-up and said, "Just let him in". The "Whatever You Like" hitmaker was arrested following an alleged altercation with a security guard outside his gated community. "Phrases have been exchanged and apparently the guard and/or a supervisor known as 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.
The situation escalated when T.I. phoned a friend for back up.
T.I.is among the greatest names in hip-hop, with a number of platinum-selling albums and singles, manufacturing credit and roles in movies like "ATL" and "American Gangster". The drug arrest violated his probation - he had been ordered not to commit a crime and not to illegally possess any controlled substances - and led to an 11-month prison sentence at an Arkansas prison.
His lifestyle change involved becoming more of a social activist figure and using his platform to become a political influence, which makes Wednesday's arrest particularly concerning. He additionally has served as one among 38 advisers for brand new Atlanta mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms' first 100 days in workplace. T.I. played the "Do you know who I am?" card and the guard played the "Are you T.I. or Tip today?" card.