September 2nd, 2010
06:02 AM ET

Rapper T.I. arrested on drug charges

Police arrested rapper T.I. and his wife in California late Wednesday after they were allegedly found in possession of a controlled substance.

The couple was arrested during a traffic stop in Los Angeles, according to a police report.

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  1. cody

    Again? Dang t.I. You jusþ got out!

    September 2, 2010 at 6:08 am | Report abuse |
    • 1314

      that sounds fishy first hilton now him i know california is broke and desperate for cash but dammmmm

      September 2, 2010 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      You really can catch him in the trap.

      September 2, 2010 at 6:53 am | Report abuse |
    • J I

      He was set up you can't trust the CDP

      September 2, 2010 at 6:54 am | Report abuse |
    • yup

      hey ji you mean the chp smart guy

      September 2, 2010 at 7:20 am | Report abuse |
    • btr things 2 do

      He was probably driving like a retard for one. That stands out in a 100k vehicle.
      For two, might be holding for the wife.
      For three...... millionaire money brings better drugs, fame gets them for free. He might also have a "scrip" for them, which he didn't have with him.
      I think he's an idiot, but doesn't mean all u have 2 hate on him.
      You don't walk in his shoes.

      September 2, 2010 at 7:44 am | Report abuse |
    • tiakam21

      More money more problems!!!

      September 2, 2010 at 7:57 am | Report abuse |
    • ohWell

      How surprising this is...young "star" glamourizing gangsta...too much money and not enough conscience. Serves you right, THROW AWAY THE KEY THIS TIME!!

      September 2, 2010 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
    • thetruth1028

      Guess the Old him isn't "Dead and Gone" he wrote in that song to convince a judge to reduce his time spent in prison...

      September 2, 2010 at 8:26 am | Report abuse |
    • chaba

      A controlled substance isn't necessarily an illegal drug. The article is so lame that it didn't even give as many details as Paris Hilton's situ so I'm betting it was something stupid like his mother's prescription from the local pharmacy. Seriously!

      September 2, 2010 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
    • Ms

      Dead and gone was about carrying guns. It seems to me that celebrities are being targeted, lil Wayne t.I. Lohan Hilton etc. Not that they sould be able to get away with it, but it seems ridiculous. I know enough people who do illegal things but don't get caught. Maybe their just smarter or maybe they don't have as much money to get fined for

      September 2, 2010 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Roger Clemen[cy]

      Apparently he didn't learn the lesson of Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, Ice T, Jay-Z, and Ice Cube. They started out as thugs, but quickly learned that once you have something to lose, you need to shape up. Now they are starring in Katy Perry videos, kids movies, cop shows, going to Hamptons parties, and Sprite commercials or whatever. THUG LIFE

      September 2, 2010 at 8:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Judge

      This loser. Like Lil Wayne – society garbage. Who cares about thugs and bedbugs like this? Praise the Lord. Pass the ammunition.

      September 2, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • bigfoot60

      To 1314, Pars Hilton was arrested in Nevada, not California, just an FYI 🙂

      September 2, 2010 at 8:59 am | Report abuse |
    • ricky bobby

      Put him in the slamer and keep him there. dont need people like him being a "roll model" for todays young people

      September 2, 2010 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Mecca

      1st of all no one is perfect. Nobody noes what T.I. or is wife was are going through at that time. Who are we to judge. 1st we need to seep around our own front doors before we try to judge anybody.

      September 2, 2010 at 9:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Sungodapollo976

      Let me guess, it's pot?

      September 2, 2010 at 10:05 am | Report abuse |
    • Alisha L. Gordon

      I think this takes a different take on the TI situation. 2nd chances are rare. 3rd chances never come. Redemption Son(g) :: T.I. vs. Clifford:

      September 2, 2010 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • fluend

      Cody : the man was set up, because they know he is not to bright. Money , talent ? He and his wife together breaing the law? seems weird.

      September 2, 2010 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Nyko

    To think he had a show on MTV that helped struggling teens with problems such as DRUGS oh how awesome...

    September 2, 2010 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
  3. kim

    T.I. arrested not again he just got of jail and was doing so well with his music and new album. He don't need to be doing that stuff.

    September 2, 2010 at 6:12 am | Report abuse |
    • VoiceofTreason

      He also did really well in "Takers!" I was really hoping he turned it around ... could have been a great example.

      September 2, 2010 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  4. Joseph Gomez

    What the hell is wrong with this kid?!? He shouldve kept a low profile but I guess these guys think their larger than life...I hope these kids aren't using him as a role model!

    September 2, 2010 at 6:18 am | Report abuse |
    • TEA

      I just wahted to point out that the first online report said they smelled weed coming from the car but they only foun ex in the car so what were they pulled over for ???????? and also he has touched and changed so many lifes with his music and his trials and tribulations that this should not take away from the good he has done for others when we don't really know the whole story so i say T&T keep your heads up and handle your biznes cause your true FANS will always have your back and we will always wait to hear your side before responding to the bull out there so( just kick it )that bull to the side cause( we know what it is!!! ) little play on words but for real your always good in my hood ~

      September 9, 2010 at 12:50 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Da'Mon

    I sure hope we find out all the Facts about the arrest before we start making assumptions..

    September 2, 2010 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
    • the_dbs

      I think it's a safe assumption that he is a frigging duchebag.

      September 2, 2010 at 6:36 am | Report abuse |
    • flooby

      I'm sure it was baby asprin.

      September 2, 2010 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
    • tbomb

      It is a safe assumption he's a piece of garbage. The facts are out, he got caught w/drugs again. Back to the can where you belong T.I. Guy does think he's larger than life. Give certain types of people money it goes right to thier dumb heads

      September 2, 2010 at 7:25 am | Report abuse |
    • Joe Boo

      Yeah don't rush to judegment here. It's no tlike he ever had been in trouble before. Well just that one time he was caught with 4005 guns and tons of ammo. Lets not rush to judgmenet

      T.I. was on probation stemming from a 1998 conviction for violating a state controlled substances act and for giving false information. After being released on probation, he earned a litany of probation violations in several counties around Georgia for offenses ranging from possession of a firearm to possession of marijuana.[21] In 2006, after appearing in an Atlanta court on (May 10) and having charges that he threatened a man outside a strip club last year dropped for lack of evidence, T.I. was arrested on an outstanding probation violation warrant from Florida. The warrant claimed that T.I. did not complete the required number of community service hours he was sentenced for a 2003 assault of a female sheriff deputy at University Mall in Tampa. T.I. was detained by several mall Security Guards at the time of the incident. According to WSB-TV Atlanta, the rapper’s attorney said that the problem was nothing more than a "technical matter" between Georgia and Florida. The confusion arose because T.I. was also sentenced to community service in Georgia for driving with a suspended license, for which he did complete 75 hours of community service in his home state. The rapper was released on bail shortly after being arrested, and was expected to surrender to Florida state authorities the following week to resolve the matter.[82]

      On November 21, 2008, T.I. testified in the murder trial of a member of his entourage and a close friend, Philant Johnson (1980–2006), who was murdered in a shooting that occurred after a post-concert party at a club. T.I. has dedicated several songs to Johnson, from the single version of "Live in the Sky" to his more recent hit "Dead and Gone" where Johnson's grave can be seen in the video.[83]

      On March 27, 2009, U.S. District Judge Charles A. Pannell, Jr. sentenced T.I. to one year and one day in prison and ordered to pay $100,300 for federal weapons charges; T.I. had his sentence reduced from a maximum 10 years and a $250,000 fine with a plea bargain.[84][85] On May 26, 2009, T.I. began serving his sentence in Forrest City, Arkansas.[86] Two days prior to being imprisoned, T.I. performed a farewell concert at the Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia.[87] T.I. was released from FCC Forrest City on December 22, 2009[88] and was moved into a halfway house in Atlanta.[89] T.I. had the Federal Bureau of Prisons ID 59458-019 and was released from CCM Atlanta on March 26, 2010.[90] Since being released from prison, he is subject to an audit of his finances, drug counseling, DNA testing, and random searches of his property.[91]

      September 2, 2010 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
    • mike


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    • ronjon

      Yeah...all the facts were present dude....drugs on person.... cops found them...nothing to argue there!!!! unless sharpton wants to claim he was profiled.....but then again...they were right!!!!

      September 2, 2010 at 8:03 am | Report abuse |
    • natalie

      how can u judge him... when first everyone makes mistakes no matter the size. and second when none of u even know him, which yes is me assuming but i find it hard to believe that anyone that knows him would post on this.

      September 3, 2010 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • TEA

      they won't some of them are straight tripping on here ! and it aint cool yeah it aint

      September 9, 2010 at 12:55 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Kelly Wright

    Everything was just a publicity stunt. Those types of people pay their way out of trouble!!

    September 2, 2010 at 6:19 am | Report abuse |
  7. Tanya B

    oh damn! He just got out of jail. They just got married. So sad to here.

    September 2, 2010 at 6:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Austin


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      September 2, 2010 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jared

    Isn't he on Parole?? Or Probation?? I mean comon really TI!! U just got a get out of jail free card and now this!!

    September 2, 2010 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  9. heather

    What da hell is wrong with him he just got out jail and he tryin to be a Good person my ass ,,, he really messed up

    September 2, 2010 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. Tanya B

    He just got of prison& He was just married. Now in trouble again?

    September 2, 2010 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  11. Martin Keehn

    Someone needs to to be the example one. Because from Paris, Lindsey, and plenty more don't get much jail time. And it's getting worse !!!!

    September 2, 2010 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
    • NatTur3r

      That's what parents are for.

      September 2, 2010 at 6:43 am | Report abuse |
    • Coal Porter

      Yeah, because these cases are similar. Remind me exactly when they were caught with illegal machine guns?

      September 2, 2010 at 7:04 am | Report abuse |
  12. michael

    Com'on dude , what's wrong with these black dudes , u are getting paid you are suppose to be a role model and you just got out. Am most disappointed . As of now am officially no longer a fan.

    September 2, 2010 at 6:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Amy

      I bet when Paris Hilton got arrested, you didn't say "come on, white women, what about all the teenage girls who look up to you?"
      I doubt you did. Stop stereotyping, please.

      September 2, 2010 at 6:40 am | Report abuse |
    • 1314

      you mean all black dudes what is that suposed to mean wy dont throw tne n word while you at it it sounds like your diyng to saylt

      September 2, 2010 at 6:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Shellz

      I don't think he was being rascist by stating that he is black because he is black. And because of that, there is even more pressure for TI to do right.

      September 2, 2010 at 7:22 am | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      @name*sin4lyfe...saying "WHITE BOY is the same as using the "N" word. It is meant to sound racist, therefor if white people can't use the "N" word, black people can't say "WHITE BOY"! Where are Sharpton and Jessie when black people use racist comments towards white people. Either everone can use the words, or nobody can. You can't have it both ways.

      September 2, 2010 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • ChollyGee

      @Tim: Sorry WB, you can't make up rules that make you seem like you've got something to say on message boards. There is NO WAY that "white boy" will ever be in the BALL PARK with ni**er and it is stupid of you to say so. Thank you, come again.

      September 2, 2010 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
    • True

      Why would anybody be a fan of these low lifes anyway? Racism is more of a black thing. All I have ever seen through school, work and in public is black against white racism. Wake up and smell the coffee, we know how you act when you think can get away with it. Your culture teaches this......your not fooling anybody!!!

      September 2, 2010 at 9:33 am | Report abuse |
    • JAY

      OK Comment, but can We All just be Good Ole Americans for a Change people!! Good or Bad..We cannot Ever have a Conversation without it being something about Someones Color being Scrutinized..America Has one Color & that is Money Uncle George Bush proved that & You People have the Nerve to be still pulling Race Cards..OMG help Us All

      September 2, 2010 at 2:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • babygirl

      why did u have to say black dude? u did have to race or color in the mix of this. if thats the case, what about these white dudes and white women?

      September 3, 2010 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
    • babygirl

      @ u sound like u racist. the point is we all know that t.i. is black so he could have left what color is he out of it. he could have said whats wrong with this dude or man.

      September 3, 2010 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
    • babygirl

      @tim u sound like u racist. the point is we all know that t.i. is black so he could have left what color is he out of it. he could have said whats wrong with this dude or man.

      September 3, 2010 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  13. rls

    Just when he thought he was out...."they pulled him back in...."

    September 2, 2010 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
    • NatTur3r

      They didn't pull him back in, he ran back - allegedly.

      September 2, 2010 at 6:45 am | Report abuse |
    • ronjon

      "they pulled him back in" yeah...blame "them" not the one who had illegal substances on his person while driving!!!! always a victim......never at fault!!!

      September 2, 2010 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
    • chaba

      A "controlled substance" could be his mother's prescription that he just picked up from CVS for her. It's not necessarily narcotics.

      September 2, 2010 at 8:24 am | Report abuse |
  14. Allan Gilbert

    Must be something in Jail he miss and got to go back to get it !

    September 2, 2010 at 6:32 am | Report abuse |
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