T.I Arrested After Police Raid, BET Awards Honor & Performance Interrupted
T.I., born Clifford Harris Jr., was taken into custody earlier in the afternoon, causing him to miss being honored for Album of the Year for T.I. vs. T.I.P., as well as a scheduled performance at the BET Hip-Hop Awards.
Federal agents investigating the rapper executed a search warrant utilizing agents from The ATF, Fugitive Task Force, Fulton County SWAT, DeKalb County PD and the Atlanta PD Violent Crime Impact Team at the rapper's Southwest Atlanta home today.
Weapons were recovered in the raid, but as of press time, authorities have not revealed the reason for the investigation and subsequent raid, or what was actually recovered.
T.I., 27, led all nominees of the BET Hip-Hop Awards with nine for his album T.I. Vs. T.I.P. including nominations for MVP of the Year, Lyricist of the Year and Album of the Year, which he won.
The rapper recently released a new single titled "Hurt" which features DJ Drama, Alfamega and Busta Rhymes.
The trio performed the new single without T.I.. Busta Rhymes lent his support to the rapper by yelling "free T.I.!" during the performance.