According to the AJC, the Atlanta artist was arrested outside his home's gated community by the Henry County Police Department on misdemeanor charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. He says he called out the guard for sleeping on the job, and a "very heated debate" ensued, but nothing ever became physical - "may have been hurt by my words", T.I. told The Blast.
The rapper has since been released and took to Instagram live to show fans he's still in good spirits. He paid a bail of $2,250.
T.I attempted to get into his gated community but could not find his keys, according to reports.
After allegedly asking the guard "Don't you know who I am?", T.I. later called a friend.
T.I. has since been released. Sadow said that T.I. had a different version of events: that the guard was "asleep" when Harris arrived at the guardhouse to try to go home.
The rapper served about seven months in prison in 2009 after his arrest on federal gun charges.
Still, he claims the security guard, who was African-American, "antagonized" him and had "every opportunity" to apologize for sleeping, but the guy refused. "Tip clearly identified himself and sought entry", his attorney Steve Sadow wrote on Facebook. "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. "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".
In an update, TMZ reported that sources told them T.I. did not strike the guard but that the guard "feared he would be hit during the dispute", which apparently under Georgia law constitutes simple assault.