A video of the rapper T.I. inside the jailhouse following his arrest for public drunkenness and disorderly conduct has leaked.
In a video obtained by TMZ, T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, is seen questioning the officer as to why he was arrested outside his gated community Atlanta community Wednesday morning.
“I can respect you and ask you a question as to why I was arrested,” T.I. said. The responding officer told him that he was arrested because he was “acting like a fool.”
The Atlanta rapper disputes the officer’s statement and the officer told him that the security guard did not have to answer any of his questions.
Watch as rapper T.I. ask his officer repeatedly why he got arrested in this leaked video from the jailhouse. pic.twitter.com/tokAVq6D38
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TMZ reported that the rapper wanted to fight the security guard after he refused to let him inside the gated community and confronted the guard once he was let in.
The officer told him that he should not have gone back to the security shack after he was allowed inside.
“I shouldn’t have came back?” the “Live your Life” performer said. “That’s my right as a tax paying citizen. Why did that constitute for me being arrested?”
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Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.