T.I. Challenges Evidence in Weapons Case, Asks That Statements be Suppressed

T.I.’s legal team filed motions in Atlanta’s Federal Court on Tuesday (November 20) that seek to suppress evidence and statements that they believe were obtained illegally. According to the Associated Press, Tip’s lawyers claim that the vehicle he was driving during his arrest on October 13 was searched without a warrant or probable cause, and that statements he made to ATF agents may not have been voluntary. The motions also suggest that the rapper’s detention may not have been legal, and the arresting agents could have violated his rights. Further details about the challenges were not available; however, Tip’s attorneys say that they intend to file additional motions.

In related news, T.I.’s Grand Hustle K.I.N.G. Foundation will be hosting Thanksgiving dinner for those in need at Club Crucial in Atlanta on Thursday (November 22). Additionally, 400 turkeys will be donated to the Atlanta Parks and Recreation Center for families in the area. Earlier this month, T.I. petitioned a federal judge to allow him to host Thanksgiving dinner for his family at his home, but later withdrew the request amidst objections from prosecutors. Due to his current home incarceration, he will be unable to attend the charity event.

  • KRB

    FREE T.I. NOT T.I.P.

    • keith

      your an asshole

      • http://myspace a

        your mom is a asshole

    • JasmineCRME

      I mean everybody saying all this weird shit like they can’t believe T.I. did this and that…The nigga is still a human being DAMN! he just so happen to have felony’s and other shit against him. Just because he famous yall expect him to be something different from what he is, he’s not Denzel, he’s not an actor, he’s Clifford Harris. For the people wishing that he does go to jail yall shouldn’t wish nothing like that cause it might come back on you (Karma). It’s so many haters out here and they mostly be the ones who don’t have a dime or a pot to piss in!!!

      I’ma T.I. fan but if he did the crime he gotta do the time

      • http://xxl strawberry01

        oh shut the fuck up talking about my man t.i like that you fuckin hatin ass bitches.this message goes out to jasmineCRIME & the person after her…fuckin stank ass bitch ass pussy cock sucking ass hatin ass whores.{lol}.

  • JustKC

    See I knew something was shifty about this whole thing. Im not saying TIP is innocent or not but it all seemed a bit crazy. But at the same time… To be so high in success and be one of Hip Hops elites… He shouldnt STILL be talkin bout bussin people and all that stuff. Rappers need to stop doing this. That’s not what life is about… Taking other peoples lifes. Thats why Oprah and all those other idiots are tryna take us down

    • Vuitton Gotti

      yeah, I agree withchu. But I kinda think that they really watch what TI says and get pissed off about it. For example : that show that was on BET, Hip Hop VS. America, TI speaking his mind the way he did makes them wanna come fuckin with him alone.

    • shakimal

      rapper should be able to say what ever they fell like this country is built on freedom of speech

  • D.Ware

    Hope it works out for him…shit, I hate to see anybody get boogered up!!

  • Bear

    Hmm. If they arrest you attempting to purchase guns (which is the story I’ve been reading) isn’t that probable cause to search??? His ass is going to prison (tired of people saying jail….huge difference). 92% conviction rate. Nuff Said. And you really think a black person is going to be in the 8 percentile set free?? I know T.I. better get some new lawyers if all they can come up with is some miranda rights shit. LOL. This is ATF. Unless they have you, they don’t don’t even bother. And they sure aren’t going to let him slip away because they didn’t arrest him properly. If they didn’t best believe the paperwork will show they did then it’s their word against his. I wouldn’t really call myself a T.I. fan but the game will miss him. He did/could’ve opened some doors for other people.

    • missile 6

      My thoughts exactly…..probable cause is being on a wire tap saying that your coming to pickup assault rifles, then showing up. With all the patriot act shit they have going on thats all they needed. I am a T.I. listener, but I can’t just sit here and act like that shit cool cause its not. People would do anything to be in that position and he just screwed it up on some silly shit. If a person has alot of money and is in the spotlight like T.I., I think that should trump having a felony and you should be able to own ONE gun…………but 12 or how many ever he had is just stupid, INS (ignorant nigga shit)

      • Deep

        I agree missle 6…. I assumed the guns were purchased behind some street beef from his hustle days. I just caught the interview with Jay Z in ref to that mess. Jay said that he would not be the one coming for you if he had beef in the streets. He would just wait for the report to come back saying that it was dealt with (summarizing). Basically what he saying is when you get that big in the game where you have a celebrity then you leave that street shyt to ya soldiers; you dont get yo’ hands dirty any more. Lesson learned for T.I. if it is what the story says. I wish him the best though, one of the best artists to ever come out of the south. Biggups to the brotha and keep ya head up T.I.

  • B-MORE

    NICE TRY T.I. BUT YOU F^D UP FACE THE FACTS YOU GOING TO JAIL

    • shakimal

      money talks bullshit walks

    • krime

      U sound like a bitch

  • ms t

    they aint do all dis when lindsey lohan britney spears and paris hilton had drugs

    • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

      Theres more than a slight difference between a slut with some coke and a convicted felon illegally purchasing fully automatic weapons and silencers.

      • krime

        Oh yea.. da skin color right?

        • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

          Oh, I see you have LCD syndrome. How much shit has Snoop, Dre, Em, all them cats gotten away with in their carrers?

  • stoneyisland

    If T.I can afford 3 mill in bail why cant he afford to hire a professional security team if he’s that fucking paranoid? I mean I guess him being 5, 7 130 dripping wet makes him feel like he has to have severa machine guns on him and if he felt he had to protect his family, then he should have used real professionals. Now his dumb ass has been betrayed by his homey, caught on tape, already a convicted felon, who regardless to the other charges, was caught with a fire arm which violates his parole. Yeah he’s the king alright, the king of stupid muthafuckas who are about to get locked the fuck up. Hopefully he learns a vailable lesson…do dirt by your lonely that way you avoid these judas ass niggas………….

    • missile 6

      I don’t even think that was his homey. From what I remember, when the story first hit, dude had only been working for him for a couple of months…….it didn’t say they were friends first.

  • N.O. 4 life

    i hope he o.j. these crackers

  • Capostatus

    Fuck you u 10 pound skinny Sothern country bitch. This nigga ain’t gangsta now he tryna get off a case he was stupid enough to get caught up in. Why u Southern clowns wanna act all tough yet when the going gets hard u wanna bail out like a bunch of little bitches. Fuck u guys are wack fa real. Stick to eating fried chicken u low life scums. If this nigga don’t get locked up i’m a catch a first class ticket to that dirty state, find him and fuck his ass up. Show u niggaz whats really up. We started this muthafucken gangster shit. New York style bitches. U better believe that cause we on some real american gangster shit. Word.

    • damn

      damn, dat really sound like jim jones talkin..why u mad at ti capo?

    • i’m so st.louis

      Capostatus u sound like a major hata fam..u hatin tha south cause they took ova tha rap game!!!..it aint they fault that,thats what the people demanding right now..shiid that new york shit cool..u cant be on tha gangsta shit all tha time..dont nobody wanna listen too that bullshit on tha way too tha club..niggaz wannat two step and walk it out in tha club,not go striaght to tha bank or too tha candy shop pussy…I BET ALL YOU NEW YORK NIGGAZ DO IN THA CLUB IS POST UP ON THA WALL AND LOOK LIKE A NIGGA DEN PISSED YALL OFF..FUCC OLD YORK BITCH…

      • Vuitton Gotti

        Yall hate on yall own rappers(Cam’ron for example), and yall rappers beef with each other too fuckin much instead of tryna put that shit back on top together. Plus, yall don’t buy New York artist albums (yall bootleg and download’em), then talk shit about the south knowin damn well we by alot of rap albums. Me personally I know we got bullshit rappers in the south, but nigga it’s bullshit rappers in the East, west, and every where else. Thing about it, I got love for New York rappers.

        So Capostatus shut the fuck up. LOL

    • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

      EReal Presents: The Definition of an Internets Thug

      “Yeah Im thinkin, ABOUT KICKIN YOUR ASS!!!”

      L M M F A O!

      You aint gonna do shit, and gangstas dont play on the internets, lil homie.

      E-Thuggies are with the gays.

      Example : Your name being Capostatus, thats pretty gay.

      Class Dissmissed.

    • Stand Up

      Capostatus
      I’m going to say this for the south, west coast, and midwest. You a bitch…I wish your bitch ass would come to the south so I can whoop ur ASS!!! Yall New York niggas ain’t no killas…real killas have no alibis bitch.. real Killas reside in the south like New Orleans(murder capital), Houston, Texas, Memphis, TN…Little Rock, Arkansa. When has New York been the murder capital and yall have the biggest population. Compton,CA; Detroit,MI; and Chicago,Illinois; Gary, Indiana(old murder capital)all have higher murder rates than New York. Yall Niggas are known for breaking into cars.. Sit your ass down

      • Diggie

        You forgot B more and DC Fam. If we biggin up dumb shit.

    • DURTY

      “U better believe that cause we on some real american gangster shit. Word.”
      -homostatus

      LOL..U GOTTA B FROM THE SUBERBS…LAME AS HELL.. ANYWAY IF TIP BEAT THIS CASE…I WOULD LUV 2 SEE U HATERS FACE, BUT IF NOT GUESS WHAT? HE STILL GOT MORE MONEY WHEN HE GET OUT IN 10 YEARS THEN U HATERS WOULD MAKE IN 20

    • southern general

      eat a dick you new york piece of shit….fuck the north

    • waterfront

      im drunk 9 n da morining so ima say this dc & md the realest places it take one gun to kill a nigga understand he fucked up and he was talking way to much shit for me i used to like his shit but he got arrogant the fbi investigate anyone how say they gone kill niggas on tape period if you gone do it u dont need an arsonal

    • deep

      Wow, starting gang activity is REALLY something to be proud of I guess (lol). I mean really, out of all the origins of activity to boast about originating your on the internet bragging about an organization that kills innocent people and your own kind out of their ignorance and idiocy, thats ass backwards nigga talk. And you call us the clowns in the south!?!? Your a funny guy. And just for the record stupid, none of you ignorant street niggas in NY started gangs so why you tryin to piggy back off it like black people originated it? Gangs were started by dumbass white people that even dumber ass niggas adopted and made it worse than what it was. Pick up a book and learn something other than a gang sign and you will save yourself from looking like a “bafoon” on the world wide web. An international nigg*r is what you have just made yourself. and if the extent of your knowledge is street life, then I sympathize with your pathetic ass!

  • bidness mane

    man, yall some bitches. niggas like me and ti handle our own bidness, u piss us off bad enuff to where we dont want you livin, its gon be just dat, so make sure u treat people with respect and keep all your hatin anonymous on the xxl website, dude got a good legal team and gon handle his business

    CAPOSTATUS, i wish u would come down here cupcake. i could put a hole in you and the po po wouldnt even care. they think everybody from new york is a fag(literally) anyway, yall can miss us wit all dat talking slick shit, dont talk bout it, be bout it

    • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

      E-BEEF!!!!!

      Bahahahhaa, you’re with the gays E-Thuggie.

  • TISHAN

    INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY.

  • http://xxl.com cruz

    T.I.Ps a bitch

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  • http://www.yahoo.com Shawty Reg

    Some of theze niggaz seem to 4get that half of your so called “New York American Gangstas” are 4rm the south and just migrated to New York and took that bitch over. I don’t dispise no part of the country, rap is rap and real is real no matter where u 4rm.

    So with that said, u tell me where this gangsta shit started……if u said N.Y., you’re wrong. If u said the South wrong again…If u said anywhere in the U.S., you are all wrong….

    504 allday, on a real come off that gangsta shit….no one really gives a damn!!!!!

  • REALLY

    Stand up for yourself. Don’t let these crackas take your life from you because they see what you can accomplish in our communities. Stop bullshitting and get on your shit

  • Stuckfresh

    Capostatus is a WANKSTER!!!!!!!! BOY STOP!!!
    myspace.com/stuckfresh!!

  • CheezyDoDo.

    Yall niggas stupid
    Tip got caught face the facts
    he set that shit up
    the bodyguard told tip to meet him at wallgreens and he would have the guns
    tip came he even said i want flash no bang and when the feds heard that them boys came for him
    its sad cuz i dont like seein brothers go to jail
    but that nigga fucked up

  • ATL = All Trannies Live

    Waste of money TI. The FEDS got you on video taking the guns so you wasting your time. Turn yourself in early like Mike Vick

  • http://yahoo.com lil monski

    Capostatus you are a muthafuckin’ bitch & i’m not even from the south & i’ll beat the fuckin’ piss out yo faggot ass. bring yo bitch ass to chicago wit that bullshit & i’ll knock yo shit loose.i can’t stand bitch ass niggas like you always talkin’ shit on xxl.

    • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

      More homo-esque E-Thuggery.

      You must also be with the gays, E-Thuggie.

      Kick Rocks, you look like the biggest bitch. lmmfao.

  • REAL SPIT

    I THOUGHT GROWN MEN AINT SUPPOSED TO GIVE STATEMENTS?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • http://XXLMAG GET EM GIRLS

    CAPOSTATUS FUX WIT THEM WHITE GIRLS GO FIGURE????he from white plains,ny

  • shakima

    T.I. is a very positive person they are always tring to being a black person down with a little bit of money. But he will be back before you know it

  • Fuck New York

    Capostatus
    Im going to say this for the south, midwest, and west coast..YOU A BITCH…AND I WILL WHIP YOUR ASS FOR THAT COMMENT. Yall New York Niggas aint no killas….real killas have no alibis you bitch yall Niggas some hoes. When have New York ever been the murder capital.
    New Orlaeans, Detroit, Memphis, Chicago, LA, Compton, Gary,Indiana; Little Rock, Arkansas, Philly all have higher murder rates than yall niggas.. Yall suppose to be gangstas.. but all yall gangtas are known for SNITCHING. FUCK NEW YORK….YALL CAN SUCK A FAT DICK AND A FIGHT GO WITH THAT.New York has the most people and still have the lowest crime rate, but the highest car theft rate… Get the Fuck Out Here.

    • http://www.xxlmag.com EReal

      You know you’re with the gays right?

  • dfudgeshake

    Niggas stay hatin on the south: Yall know we are what’s HOT!! Yall NY niggas had your turn,it’s O.V.! Capostatus, you don’t wanna see nan nigga from this dirty thing we call the “A”. Real talk!!!! Tip fucked up real big and them white folks definitely gonna make an example out of his black ass!!!!!!!

  • http://XXL JACOB DR RULA

    CAN YOU SAY SET UP? YEAH, IT MAY HAVE BEEN STUPID TO TRY AND PURCHASE FULLY AUTOMATIC WEAPONS IN BROAD DAYLIGHT (ESPECIALLY AS A CONVICTED FELON)…BUT I TRULY BELIEVE HE WAS SET UP…DUDE’S BODY-GUARD GETS POPPED, AND THEN HE HELPS SET UP T.I….TI IS ALREADY ONE OF THE ELITE IN THE RAP GAME, SO YOU KNOW HE WAS BEING WATCHED..TI GAVE THEM THE AMMUNITION TO TAKE HIM OUT, THE FEDS SAW THIER OPPORTUNITY TO DISCREDIT ANOTHER SUCESSFUL BLACK MAN, AND THEY TOOK IT.

  • http://www.myspace.com/lexxbrown lexx brown

    T.I. WAS VERY WRONG FOR WHAT HE WAS INVOLVED IN.

    HE INTENTIONAL DID WHAT HE DID.

    NOW FACE THE RESULTS LIKE A MAN. ALL THAT MONEY HE HAVE IS BEIN USED TO GIVE HIM FREEDOM, BUT DEEEEEEEEEP DOWN IN HIS GUT T.I. KNOWS THAT THE COPS ARRESTED HIM CAUSE HE WAS WRONG ALSO THE COPS SAVED A BROTHERS LIFE BECAUSE WE DONT KNOW WHO WAS GOIN TO BE KILLED WITH THOSE WEAPONS.

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  • BUBBA DA NAZI

    WE WAITIN FUR YAH, KING. THE SHOWER IS NICE AND STEAMY. SQUEAL LIKE A PIG.
    NAW, WE GON MAKE YA HOLLA LIKE A JIG!

    We got Bol when he got sent to the big house for speedin.
    He was hollerin and beggin Jethro for more.
    Then the muslims turned loose on his ass hole.
    He hate black people eva since.

    YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jimmy

    FREE T.I.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • southern soldier

    free T.I.!!!!!!!!! fuck all y’all hatin ass niggas

  • oh yes

    FREE TIP

  • http://nil cheppy

    FREE T.I., WHY BRING A BROTHA DOWN WHEN HE JUST MAKING IT…. FREE T.I.
    MADD LOVE FROM AFRICA(KENYA):)

  • JAY STONE

    First i would like to say don’t prejudge anything. People who are saying that was some ignorant s**t T.I did haven’t spent day in his life so miss me with the bull about what you would have done.I know half you all are guiltier of doing far dumber stuff than that you just haven’t been caught.I do agree to the point stated federal prosecutors do win majority of their cases however the conviction rate is not quite as high stated some where around 83% give or take (check bureau of department of justice stats).However a substantial percentage of these cases defendants don’t have the monetary means to properly defend their selves.For Instance you might be facing 20yrs you cop out 5 conspiracy you dont have to tell on no one you can come back home (true story). Attorney fees can be quite pricey and the average hood cat rather spend money on something frivolous rather than stacking for a rainy day. While evidence is rarely ever thrown out in federal indictments their is a possibility it was obtained illegally, although in light of his priors the prospect is grim. May god bless him and all who have to deal with any situation of this magnitude.

  • M@RG1N4L SÖSA

    Guilty until proven innocent!

  • PURPLE HULK

    HIM IN PRISON WAS LONG OVERDUE
    HES BEEN PLAUGING HIP HOP WITH HIS WACK SHIT

  • Burnin and lootin

    TI USE TO BE HOT, THEN HE GOT A BIG HEAD, START TALKIN SHIT TO THE FEDS, NOW THEY ABOUT TO LOCK HIS ASS UP.. TISK TISK, THESE RAPPERS MUST REALIZE THAT THIS COUNTRY IS NOT THAT FAR AWAY FROM BANNING HIP HOP AND ITS CULTURE. BUT HEY, HIP-HOP IS ARROGANCE, SO FUCK IT!

  • Amanda

    T.I. is a good person who just so happens to have fucked up. He got a little money and felt he had to protect himself and his family. I feel he had the right heart, I dont beleive the man was conspiring to shoot up some place. He is actually one of the best things in rap. He’s real and talks about more then the basics. The man actually been in some shot and wasn’t just talkin’ like most bubble gum rap fags. I hope he comes out okay, he was the games hope. And all in all… he’s a good person. Free T.I.!!!

  • u no

    free T.I.P FREE T.I.p

  • http://www.wildstylemag.com schoki

    see, he wanted to be like frank lucas man, now he is :D

  • http://XXLmag.com Karmel Kristian

    You know, TI should not have been trying to obtain illegal weapons. I hate to see someone trying to represent and unfortunately get caught up in some bullshit!! It would be different if he already had the weapons at the crib but buying more, silencer?? What the hell does he need those type of weapons for?? Seriously, can someone tell me??? Its just the same; Rappers cannot leave the streets alone!!! I hope he can get off of these charges because he was improperly searched and if that is the case these charges will be dropped!!!!

  • http://xxlmag SOUTHSIDE LONDON

    krispy kream ass arse lick…i hope the white knights and aryans get a hold of that ass.T.I. better start ridin(BLOODS/CRIPS/BD)because that PSC shite aint gonna work focken wanker

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