T.I. asked the guard what his name was several times, but the guard didn't answer. According to police, T.I.'s friend, 40-year-old Marquinarius Holmes, was arrested on outstanding charges out of Clayton County for not having proof of vehicle insurance. He didn't have his key on him and argued with the security guard when he wasn't let in.
The guard told police he did not recognize T.I., and did not let him in the gate. "Words were exchanged and apparently the guard and/or a supervisor called the police", Sadow said.
The rapper, actor, and activist is slamming the police officers who arrested him for public drunkenness, simple assault and disorderly conduct following an early morning altercation with a security guard (Euwan James) at the entrance of his gated community in Georgia. James said T.I. started using profanity and yelled at him to open the gate, the report said.
Steve Sadow, the rapper's attorney, told WSB-TV in a statement that T.I.
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His friend, Marquinarius Holmes, 40, of Stockbridge, was arrested on outstanding charges out of Clayton County and for not having proof of auto insurance, the sheriff's office told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Not long after he was processed, he was released on $2,250 bail.
According to Tip, his arrest is ultimately a result of calling out his gated community's security guard for sleeping on the job.
"I guess y'all have been hearing all the nonsense you know saying, I'm looking like yesterday man, I was inconvenienced and arrested, you know what I'm saying", T.I., whose birth name is Clifford Harris, Jr., said. 'With all we been through this is small potatoes, man'. Tip clearly identified himself and sought entry.
"The guard continued to refuse entry without justification", the attorney added. "When the police arrived, they were not interested in hearing [T.I.]'s side of the story and wrongfully chose to end the situation by arresting [him]". The guard refused entry.
"To see young people involved with something so important right now - that gives a sense of hope", T.I. said.