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'I'm Having A Phenomenal Time': Rapper T.I. Posts Video During Amsterdam Arrest
"They arrested me, they didn't even put me in handcuffs," rapper T.I. told Instagram while in police custody in Amsterdam. "They just opened the door and invited me to the backseat. I obliged."
Rapper T.I. got arrested in Amsterdam this week and posted a seemingly gleeful video to his Instagram while in police custody.
"So, I'm locked up now," he said in the Tuesday video.
T.I., whose legal name is Clifford Harris Jr., explained that he was riding a bike while using his phone ,which he was not supposed to be doing.
“And because a policeman ran into me,” he said, adding that the crash resulted in some damage on the cop’s bike.
“And because I don’t have my passport on me,” the 40-year-old artist, piling on possible reasons for his arrest. “But it will be fine.”
He did not seem concerned. In the video, he was often laughing and looking relaxed.
“But he was extremely upset," he said of the cop. "I myself, I was having a great time. Still, I'm still not upset. I'm having a phenomenal time. They arrested me, they didn't even put me in handcuffs. They just opened the door and invited me to the backseat. I obliged."
He said he appreciated the legal system there, comparing it to a "buddy system."
Flashing a wad of cash, he said in his video that he tried to post bail but claimed the cops didn’t accept it. Instead, someone had to bring him his passport for his release.
T.I. has been traveling around Europe with wife Tameka "Tiny" Harris to celebrate their 11th wedding anniversary, People reports.
While the Amsterdam situation doesn’t seem too dire, the rapper is facing much more serious allegations back home. Multiple women have accused him and Harris of drugging and then sexually assaulting them. In April, a woman told the Los Angeles Police Department in April that the pair assaulted her in 2005. The LAPD confirmed to Oxygen.com that investigators received a report on April 8 about an alleged sexual assault that occurred in 2005. Two others came forward in May with similar allegations. At least 11 accusers have made similar claims, which were made public earlier this year.
Steve Sadow, the attorney representing the couple told Oxygen.com in May that they deny the allegations.