Atlanta rapper T.I., who reinvented himself as an activist and political figurehead after time in federal prison and years of trouble with the law, was arrested early Wednesday outside his gated community in Henry County, according to the sheriff’s office.
The music star, whose legal name is Clifford Harris Jr., was arrested after returning to the Eagles Landing community around 4 a.m., Channel 2 Action News reported.
T.I. did not have his key and argued with a security guard who would not grant him access, Henry County police told the news station. At some point, the rapper called a friend who eventually joined him.
T.I. was arrested on misdemeanor charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. His friend was arrested on an outstanding warrant, Channel 2 reported.
The rapper was released from the Henry County Jail about 8 a.m. Wednesday after posting $2,250 bond. He did not appear before a judge.