Rapper T.I. has been charged with simple assault, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct after getting into a fight in Henry County, Ga. In May.
According to the filing T.I., whose real name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., allegedly made a verbal threat and acted “in a violent or tumultuous manner” towards Euwan James “on or about May 16, 2018.”
The accusation also alleges that Harris “was in an intoxicated condition in a public place” and displayed “boisterous conduct, profane language, an odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from his person, and by his own admission of alcohol consumption.”
Harris was also arrested outside his gated community in May, when he was caught yelling at James, a security guard, who would not let him in the gate because he didn’t have a key with him.
James told police that he initially denied T.I. entry into the subdivision because he didn’t recognize him. He said T.I. used profanity toward him and yelled at him to open the gate.
The guard also told police that T.I. threatened him after he walked back to the guard house, saying “come outside so we can deal with this man to man,” according to the incident report.
In a statement given to RadarOnline.com, T.I.’s attorney, Steve Sadow, denied the allegations.
“The misdemeanor charges brought against TI are baseless, ill-founded and unjustified. TI never threatened or acted in a violent manner towards Euwan James, the security guard.” Sadow said. “Indeed, we understand the security guard was fired for the way he handled the situation with TI.
“We had sincerely hoped that the Henry County Solicitor had better, more important, things to do to serve the Henry County community than prosecute an African American over a verbal dispute during an encounter with a security guard who was asleep at his post and was unwilling to provide his name to TI so TI could report the guards misconduct to his employer.”
This isn’t the only legal trouble the rapper is currently in, as Radar previously reported T.I. he is accused of paying himself an excessive salary from his now-closed Atlanta restaurant, and diverting business funds for his personal use — even though he allegedly knew his decision would cause his employees to lose out on receiving their owed wages and overtime.