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Although cops allege that rapper T.I. was drunk and disorderly during his recent arrest, in a newly leaked jail video it appears that the rapper was quite lucid when he was questioning a police officer as to why he was arrested in the first place.


On Wednesday morning, T.I. (real name Clifford Harris) was arrested after trying to enter his gated community. In an interview with TMZ, T.I. said that the guard was sleeping at his post when he tried to gain entrance, and when the guard phoned his wife, Tiny, and she requested that entrance be granted, the guard cursed at her.


“Who the fuck do you think you is talking to me like this?” the guard allegedly yelled at Tiny.

Eventually, T.I. was let in, but when he asked for the guard’s name, the guard refused to give one. It wasn’t until T.I. got back to his house that he decided to return to the guard post to again try to get the guard’s name. But the guard refused, and Harris said he told him, “You can step outside the booth into the street so we can talk.”

In the leaked Henry County (Ga.) Jail booking video, T.I. can be heard questioning a cop as to why he was arrested, to which the cop replies, “For acting like a fool.”

T.I. mentions that he had only asked for the security guard’s name, and says that he had a right to return to the guard post to ask a question because he pays millions of dollars to live in the community.

“You shouldna came back,” the cop replies.

T.I. then says that the cop will be answering questions for his lawyer eventually.

Bye, Kinja! It's been fun (occasionally).

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