PHOTOS TAKEN DOWN PER REQUEST OF SPLASH NEWS…

Here are the exclusive photos of T.I. and his crew getting arrested yesterday in Atlanta just hours before he was due to perform at the BET Hip Hop Awards. So far no photos of T.I. himself have surfaced, but we’ll be sure to keep you updated! Just to clear up a rumor that’s spreading across the ‘net … T.I. was NOT arrested at his home, but he was, in fact, arrested in the parking lot of Walgreen’s. Peep the caption from Splash News below:

An afternoon search warrant was carried out at the southwest Atlanta home of the rapstar and the reported agencies at the scene of the federal search warrant included The ATF, U.S. Marshalls: Fugitive Task Force, Fulton County SWAT, Fulton County PD, Dekalb County PD, and the ATF/Atlanta PD Violent Crime Impact Team. T.I. was not arrested at his home, but later picked up at a Walgreens parking lot. He was taken into custody, along with his long-time girlfriend Tameka “Tiny” Cottle (sitting on kerb) and rappers Mac Boney and Young Dro (black t-shirt), who record for T.I.’s Grand Hustle record label. T.I. is not pictured in these pictures, as he was already put into a police car. But his entourage who were also arrested and his black range rover that he was travelling in, are pictured at the scene. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) arrested T.I. in Atlanta on multiple weapons charges, after they say he had a bodyguard try to buy machine guns and silencers.

Judging by the photos, it looks like they rounded ’em up one-by-one…