Rapper T.I. argued with his arresting officer in jailhouse footage hours after he was arrested for drunken and disorderly conduct at his wife’s gate community in Henry County, Ga. early Wednesday.
In the jailhouse footage obtained by TMZ, T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, Jr., argues with the arresting officer, who is off-camera.
Henry County officers were called to the Eagles Landing Country Club in Stockbridge where T.I.’s wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle purchased a mansion in 2014.
According to sources with knowledge of the encounter, T.I. was denied entry to the affluent golf and tennis community because he didn’t have a sticker on his vehicle and he refused to show ID to prove he lived there.
The security guard eventually allowed him in after the registered property owner — Tameka — authorized his access over the phone.
Not satisfied with being dissed in public, T.I. and another Stockbridge resident, music producer Marquinarious Holmes, aka “Sanchez”, returned to the guardhouse to berate the guard for not knowing who T.I. was.
After the men ordered him to call his supervisor, the guard said he felt threatened and called the police, who arrested T.I. for drunken and disorderly conduct.
Holmes, 40, was arrested for outstanding warrants out of Clayton County.
In the jailhouse footage, T.I. calmly asked why he was arrested. The officer responded that he was arrested for “acting like a fool.”
“I wasn’t acting like no fool!” T.I. argued.
“You didn’t have to come back,” the cop replied.
“I didn’t have to come back?” I have a right to come back,” T.I. said, implying that he paid “millions of dollars” for the mansion tat is registered in Tameka’s name.
T.I. was later released on bond.