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T.I. and his crew (including longtime girlfriend Tameka “Tiny” Cottle) were arrested Saturday evening in a Walgreens parking lot just hours before he was to perform AND receive two awards at the BET Hip Hop Awards. Word on the block is he planned to pick up machine guns and silencers bought for him by his bodyguard
T.I. is in trouble with the ATF. Federal agents nabbed the Grammy Award-winning rapper Saturday in a parking lot where he allegedly planned to pick up machine guns and silencers bought for him by his bodyguard. The arrest came just hours before he was to perform at the BET Hip-Hop Awards. The self-proclaimed “King of the South” won two awards despite his absence.
Born Clifford Harris, the 27-year-old lyricist is charged with possession of unregistered machine guns and silencers, as well as possession of firearms by a convicted felon. T.I. was sentenced to three years in prison for a probation violation on a drug conviction in 2004, but served only part of his sentence. His latest arrest came after a federal firearms dealer told the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives a man was inquiring about buying a machine gun without legally registering the weapon, according to a criminal complaint filed yesterday. After trying to buy several machine guns from an undercover ATF agent, the unnamed person began cooperating with the government and said he was buying the machine guns and silencers for Harris, the complaint said. [ SOURCE ]
It looks like somebody snitched on my home boy! That’s effed up!! Keep your head up T.I. . .