T.I.’s Neighbor Backs Up The Rapper After Arrest In Gated Community

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The rapper/actor is out of jail and speaking out.

(AllHipHop News) On Wednesday, news broke that Clifford “T.I.” Harris was arrested for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct in Henry County, Georgia. According to reports, T.I. was taken into police custody after returning to his gated community at 4 am.

Tip apparently didn’t have his key and argued with a security guard because he wasn’t allowed into the area. The Grammy-winning performer addressed the situation during an Instagram Live broadcast.

"I guess y'all have been hearing all the nonsense,” stated Harris. “I'm looking like yesterday man. I was inconvenienced and arrested... With all we been through, this is small potatoes.”

He added, “I'm going to get back in here and continue to kick it with my 10-year-old and my 2-year-old. We're going to let God deal with the craziness.”

WSB-TV spoke to some of Tip’s neighbors. The 20-year resident of Eagle's Landing said, “I actually back [T.I.] up completely because the [guards], I've always said this, they don't use common sense.”

The woman continued, “Don't you think it's a little rough? I mean, he actually owns the home. I live right across the street from them."

Yesterday, the Ant-Man and the Wasp actor’s attorney issued a statement:

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.

Harris was released on $2,250 bond.