T.I. Made Fun of by Arresting Officer in Newly Revealed Body Cam Footage
Since his arrest for disorderly conduct and public intoxication at his gated community back in May, more details have emerged about the circumstances under which T.I. was brought in by police. Today (Aug. 30) body cam footage from the arresting officer reveals that the Henry County, Georgia cop made fun of Tip while speaking with security guards at the luxury housing community.
The audio, obtained by TMZ, reveals that the guards were explaining to the police officer what exactly went down and explaining who T.I. was. Body cam video hears guards informing the officer that T.I. is a rapper. "I've never seen him," he says. "He thinks his s**t don't stink." the officer then says before sharing a laugh with the guards. What comes next is a bit unintelligible but he appears to say something about Tip thinking the guard should've been "bowing down."
Tip previously alleged that the officer cursed out his wife Tiny during the arrest—and TMZ reports that the officer was later fired.
According to arrest reports, T.I. became agitated around 4 a.m. on May 16 when a security guard wouldn't let him in to the gated community where he lived, before Tiny came down and vouched for him. After getting home, Tip reportedly came back down to confront the security guard, something that the artist denies. He was later charged with three misdemeanors—simple assault, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.
Listen to the body cam audio below.
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