T.I. Summoned to Court in Drug Bust, Tests Positive for Opiates

Almost two weeks since T.I. was arrested in West Hollywood, the Atlanta rap giant is expected to appear in court and plead with a judge to not revoke his probation.

According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the judge in Tip’s federal gun case, U.S. District Judge Charles Pannell Jr., signed the summons yesterday (September 16), but a date has yet to be determined.

As previously reported, the King of the South and his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle were both busted with ecstasy pills on September 1, after being stopped by authorities for making an illegal U-turn.

The incident puts Tip in serious jeopardy of returning to jail. The Grammy-award winning artist is currently under strict probation since returning home from jail on federal gun charges earlier this year and this arrest poses three possible instances of violations of that probation, including associating with a convicted felon, possession of ecstasy and testing positive for opiates.

As far as the opiates are concerned, TMZ speculates that T.I. may have been drinking syrup the night of the arrest, since the popular Southern drink contains the opiate codeine, and several Styrofoam cups were found in the rapper’s vehicle at the time of the arrest. In addition, authorities also found marijuana in T.I.’s car.

The Southern superstar’s label, Atlantic Records, has yet to comment on how Tip’s legal troubles will affect the release of his forthcoming album King Uncaged, scheduled to hit stores this year.

Stay tuned to XXLMag.com as the story develops. —Elan Mancini

  • 619

    So this fool thizzin’, blowin’ doh doh, and sippin’ syrup while drivin’ on probation with his wife in the car! Hahaha damn, Tip sets the record for doin’ the most to make a bad situation worse.

    • EReal

      So what you sayin Tip?

  • CRIM6RAPP

    HOW MANY THINK THA “OLD ME” AINT REALLY “DEAD & GONE” CUZ HE KEEP DOIN THA SAME FUCCIN SHIT. HIS MUSIC WENT SOFT, BUT HE AINT CHANGED. IF HE’D “KEEP IT REAL” ON HIS RECORDZ MAYBE I’D STILL LISTEN 2 HIS SHIT. BRING BACC SOME “MOTIVATION” OR “YOU DONT ME” TYPE SHIT.

    • matty21

      i think, and he said this himself: right after the situation happened, he was more of a changed man den ever, dats when u heard songs like “dead n gone” and “live your life”…he was a changed man; da bust and the whole process, of being on house arrest and just the whole situation taught him valuable lessons(da fear of your future possibly being takin away, facing 10/20/30yrs) all dat, he was a changed man…

      den LIKE HE SAID HIMSELF: going to jail made him worse man, he had learned his lesson and was a changed man then got sent to prison for a year and that put him in a TOTALLY different mindstate going in and when he got out, prison made him WORSE, i do believe that, whether my opinion is biest or not, i believe it…i believe that enviroment does make u worse, and it altered his progression and mindstate(u c how after he got out, da music got more aggressive again and back 2 da streets, agressive being da key word, u c it right in front of u if u look and listen)

      …he saw all different kinds of things in there, had 2 leave his family, it changes ur mindstate man, and it made him worse; thinkk about that, u dont gotta agree with it, or agree with me, but i believe it…and i know it could of been WAYY worse, and he got a big break, and all that, but he still went in that enviroment n had 2 leave his family(AND look at all da pressure he’s under, with da probation, n da deaths, and his fam, his buisness’S, all da pressure man, he a strong dude, but look at da situation and da mind-state YOU PERSONALLY would be in), and that does something 2 u as a man, and i think it made him worse like he said ON AND OFF da record:

      he’s said it in interviews AND in his music, and i believe him and it, and its showing now man, i hate 2 c dis shit, i wanna c my man shine, a lot of da best artists in history were trouble artists, look at all the best artists now and in history, and look at the troubles and problems in their life, i dont even gotta name da names, da BEST ones in history had tragic downfalls, and i dont wanna c it, look how others have went out… n i aint making excuses for him or anything, i just do believe that and its something to think about…when i saw ur comment particularly, it made me think, he made da music when he was changed and was a MUCH better man, THEN he went to prison, soo…ur comment reply and something to think about for every1, what he’s been thru and da pressure he’s under, and something like your girl, not only your girl YOUR WIFE, still doing da same shit that maybe your trying to get away from, shit is hard…

      read da comment, lemme know what u and ya’ll think man, dats what i believe, n dats from da horses mouth…i just hope he gets thru dis shit aight and he dont gotta face nemore time, an artitst like tip, no1 should wanna lose, he good for da game on a monumental level, and not just in hip hop or in da south, but in music and the world overall, he’s big for music worldwide… and it sux 2 see these setbacks n da struggles u go through…but he gon’ be aight(and it aint our place 2 judge, we dunno what his life is or was like and we dont know what he goes through on a daily basis)

      …he just cant let dis shit break him, da king gon’ be aight, i mentioned all those artists in history; for some reason, i think tip got it in him to make it through da fire, he’s strong enough and resiliant enough to handle however big he gets…but all dis LAW shit just gets in da way man, just gets in da way of what your trying to do and what u should be doing…i mean when ur getting piss tested n shit, cats in da street even know that, dat sux

      …n when u work as hard as sum1 like tip does(and a smoker probably most of his life) its hard 2 just quit, and u need to be able to kick back sometimes and chill out and have a good time…when u work that hard: u deserve dat right in my opinion, but when u gotta worry bout da government all in your shit and piss tests, its a mothafucker! and hes a man, dont think ALLLL this fucking shit dont have an impact on him, his life, and da choices he makes… it gon be aight overall(optimistic) “this too shall pass” so watch with all da hating too, da king gon be aight and u gon’ wish u didnt hate so hard, and wish u didnt count da king out, never count DA KING out babi!… “this too shall pass” GRAND HUSTLE!

      • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

        “going to jail made him worse man, he had learned his lesson and was a changed man then got sent to prison for a year and that put him in a TOTALLY different mindstate going in and when he got out, prison made him WORSE”

        “that enviroment does make u worse, and it altered his progression and mindstate(u c how after he got out, da music got more aggressive again and back 2 da streets, agressive being da key word…”

        ^ Some real type right here. I think the weakness in the new stuff comes from being over aggressive.

        I have been thinking how the hell TMZ got there so damn fast. But regardless of the fact son should have made smarter moves, this type of talk is sticking in my mind…interesting.

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        • DV8

          “I have been thinking how the hell TMZ got there so damn fast”

          dude, these mofos (TMZ) literally follow you around everywhere you go like a shadow.

        • matty21

          feel ya’ll… Thanx $yk, thanx for da read mane, appreciate it… just how i feel, but i believe it too…everythng gonna be aight, real g’z r gonna keep it G for life tho haaa…and i PROBABLY could have slimmed most of my bigg ass comment down to what u said n “quoted” $yk, ha… i be sayin(typin) a lot n trying 2 get it all out, really 2 say a little less kinda thing, i guess, but got alotta sht on my mind n just type away…good looks thanx

        • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

          “but i believe it too…everythng gonna be aight, real g’z r gonna keep it G for life tho haaa…”

          ^^^

          100, even Crim6rapp is talking truth…I’m like Tip ain’t fill ALFA’s job…

          Real quick for the homies…a multiple felly..an on record tattler (Alf), weak security (da real snitch), RIP the homie who fell O.T., the whole crew is sus, and you got more munitions than Bankhead LE, and you do 1 and change instead of a minimum dozen, and you just signed deals in excess of 25 mil in effect once you touch home, and you don’t hire a driver while you’re riding/DRIVING dirty IN A MAYBACH! OUT OF TOWN WHERE YOU DON’T KNOW THE STREETS!

          A Maybach’s joy is being the PASSENGER, IN THE BACK, not driver.

          If this was 20 years ago, it would have been a stretch limo. Now do y’all get the buffoonery involved?

        • CRIM6RAPP

          @matty21 I HEAR YA MAN. U MADE SUM GOOD POINTZ THERE & I AINT DISSIN T.I. FOR WHATEVER HE DO. I MEAN, I KNOW FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE THAT WHEN U GET IN TROUBLE WITH THE LAW, GO TO JAIL, GET ON BOND, GO TO PRISON… THERE’S ALL THESE DIFFERENT FUCCT UP THANGZ THAT GO THREW YOUR HEAD AT ANY GIVEN TIME. HALF OF YOU WANNA MAKE A FRESH START & DON’T EVER WANNA RISK YA FREEDOM AGAIN. AND THE OTHER HALF STILL WANNA DO ALL THAT CRIMINAL SHIT CUZ THATZ JUST WAT U DO…

          BUT I STILL STAND BY WHAT I FIRST SAID, I LIKED HIS OLDER HARDER MUSIC BACC IN THA DAY BETTER THAN THAT “DEAD & GONE” & “LIVE YO LIFE” SHIT. BUT THATZ JUST MY OPPINION. YOU PROBABLY RITE THO THAT HE REALLY FELT THAT WAY AT THE TIME.

          @$yk I HEAR U 2 HOMIE!

  • Money Mitch

    I guess the old tip isn’t so dead and gone after all!! Which sucks because i loved that song and respected him and the changes he was seemed to be making. I guess we all know now it was just a bunch of bullshit and he was just trying to play the system. Which is sad because i know a lot of the youth in these streets across America look to tip as a real dude that deserves respect from when i first heard about what he did with his construction company in bankhead, to speaking to the kids.

  • Rap24

    God what a dumb guy,really dumb.You dont make an illegal u-turn when you are on probation and have ecstacy,marijuana and syrrup in the car

  • The Decatur Dictator

    Dude deserves what he gets.

  • 313Boii

    hahah i knew it was all lies when he made Paper Trail..I knew he was going to come out of jail n still be the old TIP but whatever it is what it is hes going to get what he deserves n thats that..

  • Einztine

    Wait, you guys first reported T.I. was stopped because his car smelled like marijuana, but now this story is saying he was stopped for an illegal u-turn.

    The coverage of this story is pretty shifty.

    • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

      Son made the illegal U-ie, got stopped, they smelled the kush and that gave them the green light to search the Maybach, thus finding the X & the sizzurp.

      I still won’t wish jail on NO ONE, but son better start practicing saying “I have a drug problem your honor”.

      Forget this rap sh^t for a minute Tip & get yo’ life straight fam.

    • CRIM6RAPP

      @Einztine u thought tha 5-0 pulled him over cuz they could smell that dank from inside their car as they waz just drivin down the street? lol

  • M. Baby!

    I love TI…I’ve been listening to him since In The Streets…way before I’m Serious. I’ve seen the growth and I’ve seen the mistakes, but come on dog, when u gonna learn from your mistakes? U just got out, on probabtion, you riding around smoking, drinking while driving, & X. U serious…this will be the last TI album I buy when it drops and I have all of em. At some point u gotta grow up and stop doing stupid sh*t, especially when you’re a millionaire, just got married, and have kids…come on dog. I hope the judge gives him a lot of time. He deserves what he gets. Jay-Z tried to tell these n*ggaz. Why u think he left the Roc. Can’t be associated with dumb n*ggaz who don’t wanna preserve their careers.

  • Anonymous

    SMH.. DANG T.I

  • GIFT

    @ M. BABY
    I FULLY COSIGN, AND WHAT’S EVEN WORSE ABOUT THIS, IS THAT HE AND TINY WERE RIDING DOWN THE SUNSET STRIP ON THAT HOT BOY SHIT…..SMDH….
    I’VE BEEN A HUGE TIP FAN FOR A MINUTE, AND TO SEE THIS NIGGA KEEP FUCKIN UP IS BECOMING A RE-RUN THAT u CAN’T WATCH ANYMORE.

  • Gemz

    Whenver Tip messes up and his so called fans turn their back on him I look at the picture on the actuall CD of “I’m Serious”. If you look at it closely you’ll see why the devil attacks him so intensly. Because of what he represents in reality.

  • adrian smith birmigham england

    t.i. is stupid he aint gettin away this time talikin all that shit on larry king come o bad move he wife stupid should no better still a fan end of day people fuck up peace

  • Worley

    And the nominees for silly n!gga of the year are: TI, TIP and Clifford Harris Jr.

    • MUSIKMAN

      @worley..U SO ON POINT WIT DAT ONE!!! I ALMOST BUST A GUT LAUGHING!! really doe, its fucked up to see dat da nigga keep getting caught up.. it was his own stupidity, AGAIN….but wats worse, if the nigga DONT do no time, NIGGAZ NO HE SNITCHING!!!!!!!!!!!

  • brand-new

    i didn’t even people were still fuckin with e pills…i though that was a fad that was over with years ago

  • BeerGangsta

    Dum overated jack azz!!!! This bastard can’t rap worth a dam. Luda killed him on the mic. Flip kick heffer azz!! Super snitch!! Ugly wife!! Dam ain’t shit good about this fucker!!

  • CARTEL

    Might have to change the name of his album to “KING RE-CAGED”…

  • Anonymous

    Gemz says… “Whenver Tip messes up and his so called fans turn their back on him I look at the picture on the actuall CD of “I’m Serious”. If you look at it closely you’ll see why the devil attacks him so intensly. Because of what he represents in reality.”

    So… instead of stating the obvious, that being T.I. is an idiot; you bring up some fairy tale character, saying a real human being is attacked by it?

  • cee

    ya know tip comin right…set sight it’ll blight one hell of a fight tip comin know thats right…

  • http://www.youtube.com/HDDreams803 Geoff Block

    So im guessing the first time any of yall got in trouble was the last time yall did anything stupid to get into trouble??? Is that what yall are saying….sure seems like it by the way yall are going at him….His movie was out and doing good so he was out celebrating…If you were him you would have been out having a good damn time too!! He just happened to get caught…

    • 619

      ^^^^”If you were him you would have been out having a good damn time too”

      I think you got everyone twisted, drivin’ down Sunset sippin’ syrup is not most peoples idea of “a good time”. Smokin’ is perfectly normal in most parts of the country but most cats I know only sip cough syrup when they actually have a cough.

      • http://www.youtube.com/HDDreams803 Geoff Block

        Obviously you are missing my point….basically what im saying is:
        He was enjoying his life the way he chose just as most of us do. Unless you have never done anything wrong or stopped doing things that were wrong after the first time you got in trouble you really dont have space to talk negative about his actions…..He Human We Human

        • El Tico Loco

          He was enjoying his life the way he chose just as most of us do
          ^^^^^^^
          When we’re free and off probation, I don’t think anybody knock what he did, that would be hypocritical. Is the time he did what he did and how he proclaimed to be a changed man only for this to happen. Is like he started celebrating too soon.

        • 619

          Nah, you missin’ my point. You act like nobody on here been locked up or on probation before. Bottom line, stupid is stupid, I call a spade a spade. Ridin’ dirty on paperwork with wifey is a no no, whether it’s me, you, Tip or anyone. That’s somethin’ you do with the homeboys. Yes celebratin’ is celebratin’, we all do dumb shit. I’ve rode around drunk with no L’s. Not with wifey in the car, not on paperwork. That’s stupid in anybody’s book, no matter how hard you think someone is.

        • http://www.bboycult.com $yk

          ^ like 619 said

          Celebrating with a hired chauffeur who knows town so you don’t have to make illegal U-ies, hell even drive is the business. He lucky he didn’t catch a DWI.

          Kings know how to delegate responsibility, so they’re not on the front line and can be protected so they can rule. What he did was a soldier move.

  • SHAWTY LO

    LOCK DA SNITCH UP SO I CAN GET SOME SHINE.AND PUT HIS UGLY WIFE ON THE TRACK TO MAKE ME SOME STACKS.

    • BHC

      yeah the only way shawty lo’s shitty music will get shine is if tip gets locked up

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  • niggerhater

    Yesss!
    I hope that nigger gets 20 fucking years!

    • nutsoe2kpow

      easy to say that behind a computer what happen ya bitch left you for for a black dude? get use to it lame ass

  • @B_WIZZ78/TWITTER

    While most haters wish jail on niggas(only homos wish jail on niggas so they can plug) I pray T I get help and God blesses him and his fam. Nobodies perfect even if they are great at their craft. All these stone throwers……like you don’t sin too. Whats easy for you may not be easy for someone else. He make hit records. YOU CAN’T. You can stop smoking, thizzing, popping pills, He can’t. Hollywood makes it accessible and easy to get. It’s way to tempting. Have you ever been a crack head? Its hard for addicts to stop. Look at Lindsey Lohan. These people need help for their diseases, not jail.*Now back to your usual hating that you guys do on here*

    • 619

      BOO HOO! Send his ass to rehab with Lindsey Lohan then

  • nutsoe2kpow

    I love T.I. but he be fuckin up how can you be out of jail no more than 3mos and fuck up. he be askin for shit. this is what chappelle was talking bout. when keepin it real goes wrong. i think sum of that shit be on his hood ugly ass wife of his. you gotta be on sum shit to be fuckin that.

    • CRIM6RAPP

      SHIT I KNOW A LOTTA MUTHAFUCCRZ WHO BE GETTIN HIGH ALREADY THA 1ST DAY THEY GET OUT. SUM OF EM DON’T EVEN STAY OUT 3 MONTHS. I KNOW ITZ SUM FUCT UP SHIT. BUT IT HAPPENZ ALL THA TIME. IT AINT LIKE T.I. THA ONLY ONE. ERBODY JUST MAKES A BIGGER DEAL OUTTA SHIT CUZ HE FAMOUSE… BUT A LOTTA FUCCIN PEOPLE GO BACC OVER AND OVER AND OVER.

  • KQ

    taking heroin…what a dumbass.

  • westcoasgirl85

    t.i.is dumb thats all i gotta say they shouldnt have released his dumb ass early

  • westcoasgirl85

    i think he was celebrating b/c of his movie takers but he over did himself got excited n tiny was excited for him so they took it upon themselfs to go all out n get messed up they probaly wasnt thinkin but now they probaly are like oh snap we in dip chit

  • $t!LL$t@aNd!n

    LOk…that man gone be him so aint no needin 4 every body disen him one thing bout it he got da loop money talk….love you tip

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