Truth be told, the Political Insider is an aging white male who is not particularly attuned to T.I, the multiplatinum rapper who was arrested Wednesday in California with wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle on suspicion of possessing methamphetamines.
While charges have yet to be filed, the case has the potential to put one of music’s top names– on supervised release for a weapons charge — behind bars yet again.
But the Insider is quite familiar with former Atlanta mayor and U.N. ambassador Andrew Young, who married the couple last month in Miami. From the Associated Press:
[Young] said T.I. has made “marvelous progress” and that he is a good father and partner.
He also was skeptical about the charges against the rapper and the circumstances of the arrest.
“I assume that you’re innocent until you’re proven guilty,” Young told The AP in a telephone interview. “If he was driving and smoking marijuana, that is absolutely stupid. But why was he pulled over in the first place? Because he had a Maybach? Because he was black? Because they know who he is and resent his success?”
Young said his advice to Harris has been focused on violence, not drug use.
“We never talked about drugs,” Young said, but added: “Maybe I should have.”