T.I. was arrested on the morning of May 16. Around 4 a.m., T.I. arrived at his gated community in Henry County, Georgia when he noticed that the security guard on post was sleep. T.I. apparently did not have his key with him and called out the guard for being sleep on the job.
An argument allegedly ensued as T.I. was joined by a friend. T.I. believed that the guard should have recognized him since he did own property in the community.
The guard called police and T.I. was arrested and charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness. The guard was Black and the police officers were White.
Although all details have yet to be released, it appears that T.I. may have been a profiled without cause. Because T.I. owns property in the community, the guard should have allowed him inside without issue. If the guard had doubt, he should have looked on a list of homeowners to verify that he lived in that area.
T.I. is currently out on bond and attended his son’s, Major, birthday party that was held at his school.