T.I. Harris is still waiting for an apology from the homeowner's association at his wife's gated community just south of Atlanta. The 37-year-old rapper and a friend wee cuffed and thrown into the backseat of a squad car after arguing with a security guard who refused to let him into the affluent Eagles Landing Country Club in Stockbridge, Ga.
In an interview at Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C. on Monday, the Trap music rapper said he shouldn't have to use his fame to command respect from a lowly security guard.
"What matters is I'm a resident in that community. I pay my homeowner's association fees. I shouldn't have to be a celebrity to be considered. I have rights. They (security) work for us (the community). It's their job to know who I am.
"It isn't my job to say, 'Do you know who I am?'"
When a reported suggested T.I.'s outspoken politics and social justice activism were to blame for his arrest, he replied, "I think it's a premature conclusion to jump to, and it would be very presumptuous to say so. I don't know, it could just be an isolated incident," he said.
T.I. revealed he had yet to receive an apology from the homeowner's association at the gated community were his wife purchased a mansion in 2014. After a period of separation, the rapper moved into the home with Tameka and their children.
His 10,400 sq. ft., $4 million Lake Spivey mansion, where the family's reality show was taped, sits nearly vacant a few miles away.
T.I. was released on bond, but is facing simple assault, disorderly conduct, and public drunkenness charges in court.
He attended the 2018 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday.