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Site: T.I. is back in town, performing at club

T.I.'s mugshot, from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office

T.I.'s mugshot, from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office

Following his latest brush with the law, T.I.’s lawyers said he would be coming back to Atlanta to deal with the legal implications of another arrest.

A video on the hiphopblog.com website seems to indicate that the rapper is indeed back home. This clip posted on the website is billed as “T.I. performs at club in Atlanta after his arrest in L.A.”

The AJC is trying to learn more about exactly where and when the video was shot. A few readers have responded with tips on the location: either The Velvet Room or Club Ritz. We’ve contacted both establishments to ask.

Were you there?

The clip shows T.I. rapping along with music at what appears to be an impromptu performance.

Authorities say that several pills found on the Grammy award winner and his new wife Tameka “Tiny” Cottle were a type of ecstasy, a drug used at raves and clubs to enhance sense of self-confidence and energy.

A Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman said the pills were found on T.I. and Cottle, and not in the Maybach luxury car they were in. T.I. was on probation on a federal weapons charge when he was stopped on a Hollywood street after making an illegal U-turn.

His lawyers had told the AJC that T.I., also known as Clifford Harris Jr., was going to return to Atlanta to meet his federal probation officer and possibly the judge who agreed to his unusual sentence after he pleaded guilty to gun charges.

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Just A Thought

September 7th, 2010
12:00 pm

Do not pass go….Do not collect $200

Yung Buck

September 7th, 2010
12:07 pm

T.I. is a joke! Plus, looks like homey has put on some weight! LOL!!!!

BigBoomNY

September 7th, 2010
12:12 pm

T.I, is one dude who does not learn his lesson. But this will be a strong plea for the case that he is a federal informant. If he gets out of this “scott Free” then there maybe some truth to the whole informant thing.

Mr. Ed

September 7th, 2010
12:13 pm

I wonder if his celebrity status will buy him a free pass?

Maybe another stay at the crossbar hotel will whip him back into shape.

Poor T.I. seems to eagerly invite mayhem into his life.

....SMH....

September 7th, 2010
12:13 pm

According to the probation guidelines reported, he’s not supposed to be in an establishment where drugs or the like could be sold. He’s not supposed to associated with people who could be involved in using or dealing… How can he possibly go out and continues a music career? What do you find in clubs? Drug dealing and drug using. What do you find through out the music industry? Drug dealing and drug using. If those are the guidelines, he violated probation as soon as he stepped out of the half-way house or where ever he was serving last. …SMH… what a joke.

....SMH....

September 7th, 2010
12:14 pm

@Mr. Ed This is like his up-teenth pass. LOL

all you white haters

September 7th, 2010
12:15 pm

Leave my boy alone! he did nothin wrong. keep ya head up boi

....SMH....

September 7th, 2010
12:23 pm

@all you white haters Pucker up and kiss my black a**.

Big Jim

September 7th, 2010
12:25 pm

Here’s a black hater!!!! Yes, his celebrity status WILL buy him a free pass. Too bad the crowd that loves him will serve maximum time! That’s why he is in movies,new songs,etc! THE MAN is making
money because of his infamy. Blacks seem to allow it, so don’t expect anything to change.

SKO

September 7th, 2010
12:25 pm

Did nothing wrong? HE WAS CAUGHT WITH DRUGS!!! I’m sure you think Vick didn’t do anything wrong either. HE COMMITTED A FELONY!!

Meka

September 7th, 2010
12:26 pm

Thank you T.I., for ALL that you bring.

levelhead

September 7th, 2010
12:26 pm

What is sad is that he will be glorified throughout the community. They already playng his music as a tribute. I mean really who had his back.. He should have a cell next to OJ and never be heard from again.

levelhead

September 7th, 2010
12:30 pm

Really folks a glorified Meth head. This is your hero!

levelhead

September 7th, 2010
12:34 pm

He should have been camping out at the judges chambers over the weekend. I bet he was still getting high saying something like this. “They already caught me so I cannot get into anymore trouble”.

swats

September 7th, 2010
12:41 pm

he performed at club ritz on the southside.. its in riverdale

KG

September 7th, 2010
12:41 pm

Why does he get a free pass? His music sucks, he’s a felon, he was stupid enough to buy guns from the feds and then stupid enough to get caught with dope. “Haters,” hey dummy, would you get a free pass if you were caught on parole? He’s as bad as Lohan, Hilton, and any of the other no-talent ass clowns that manage to get away with everything you and I wouldn’t.

DAWN RATLIFF

September 7th, 2010
12:45 pm

UR FANS HAVE BEEN BY UR SIDE FOR SO LONG WHEN R U GOING TO BE BY UR ON SIDE BUT NO ONE CAN R SHOULD JUDGE U CAUSE THERE NOT GOD BUT U AN TINY KEEP UR HEADS UP AN DONT LISTEN TO THE HATERS BUT LETS GET TOGETHER. FOR UR CHILDREN SAKE. CAUSE THEY NEED U GUYS MORE . AN GOD LOVES THE BOTH OF U.

Pryncess

September 7th, 2010
12:47 pm

Alan, you need to get a life and pray that God forgives you for judging all black people as one.

As far as T.I., some people just don’t learn. We should be questioning the system that keeps letting him go so easily. That’s what’s really a joke!

Jason

September 7th, 2010
12:48 pm

@ Alan you sound like a dumbass racist. Don’t act like white people don’t do stupid stuff Paris Hilton, Lohan, Mel Gibson, Matt Jones, and all these other white movie stars who are strung out on drugs. And why do white men grow hair down their back when it’s 100 degrees outside? And yes before you ask i am a white man i just get tired of ignorance and ignorant comments. And a little fyi most meth heads are white people and there are millions of em.

Michael

September 7th, 2010
12:50 pm

So sad that people would still follow him. He is not a good role model

Here We Go

September 7th, 2010
12:54 pm

Wow, it took less than an hour before the Hillbillies began posting their racists rants…SMH

The only color that has given T.I. his numerous “free passes” is the color GREEN.

Money=Power…no matter what your race/ethnic background happens to be, if you have the MONEY, it will always be your “get-out-of-jail-free” pass!

light

September 7th, 2010
12:55 pm

Let God will be done thru this blog lightoftheearth.blogspot.com/

John

September 7th, 2010
12:55 pm

@ all you white haters

Go F yourself moron…. It’s always a race issue. F’ing idot!!!!

JustMyOpinion

September 7th, 2010
12:56 pm

this isn’t black and/or white. both like and/or adore TI but his actions sadden even his biggest fans. pills? illegal u-turns? come on. hate? you have to be kiddin’ me dude. Tip knows better. i for one, have had big hopes for him. but you have to prove yourself. he’s not doing that.

light

September 7th, 2010
12:56 pm

Let God will be done thru this blog http://lightoftheearth.blogspot.com/

Daniella

September 7th, 2010
12:56 pm

OMG! i hope you dont go to jail forever i love you so much and i am on probation too so im with y

Chochina

September 7th, 2010
12:58 pm

The video is from him at Velvet Room on Sunday night!!

SASSY

September 7th, 2010
12:58 pm

Where are the kids?….There should be a time in your life where you put all foolishness aside, learn your lesson, make your music, make your movies, enjoy your wife, children and family…. pat yourself on the back job well done and most of all Thank the Lord for your accomplishments but you want to keep doing the same ole foolish things…you are living in a glass house people are waiting for you to fail and you are showing them to be correct.

T Reynolds

September 7th, 2010
1:04 pm

Thank you Jason for putting Alan in check…. Alan check your family out there is one in your family also… It might be you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

Pryncess

September 7th, 2010
1:05 pm

Alan,

No, white people are more apt to getting behind a wheel drunk and killing an innocent family. Don’t try to compare black & white crime. Yes, blacks may be responsible for certain types of crimes, while whites are responsible for other types of crimes, but that old argument that “whites commit less crimes than blacks” is as correct as saying the KKK didn’t purposely kill blacks during the Civil Rights Era. #youneedmorepeople

Alan

September 7th, 2010
1:15 pm

“Pryncess” it’s spelled Princess. Why do blacks always spell wrong on purpose?

Ray

September 7th, 2010
1:28 pm

Regardless of the outcome of the current situation T.I. needs to get counseling to deal with his addiction problem and the underlying issue that triggers the addiction. He will not overcome this cycle until he deals with the addiction which causes him to risk everything.

Pryncess

September 7th, 2010
1:35 pm

Alan, it’s spelled Allen. Why do people insist on spelling names differently? Lol! You can’t be serious.

@Big Jim

September 7th, 2010
1:43 pm

and how many celebrities of another race LINDSEY LOHAN & PARIS HILTON, have gotten off with a slap on the wrist. It’s ok for them, but not for T.I. yes you are a black hater & a pathetic, idiotic, stupid Ahole. @SKO SHUT UP & LEAVE VICK ALONE!! HE HAS DONE HIS TIME! You people make me want to vomit in your faces!! Where’s the uproar for child molesters, child killers, child abusers & serial killers? Dumb folks all over!!

Pryncess

September 7th, 2010
1:43 pm

And you just assumed I was black? Make an ASS out of U. LOL!! You are dismissed! Your statements show your ignorance.

Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Mary

September 7th, 2010
1:44 pm

T.I. and his wife are just an example of what is wrong in big urban/African-American cities. They show absolutely no regard for others’ lives, they feel they are above the law, and they set examples for our kids that carrying guns and drugs is cool. When are black leaders like Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, Bill Cosby (though he’s tried his best), and the Million Man March (what a complete joke) going to have some effect on young black males????? There’s still this mentality that being a thug is cool. Pull up your damn pants, put down your guns, stop playing that rap crap full blast and get an education. It blows my mind that every young black male in Atlanta wants to be a rapper. They walk around with their caps on sideways, gold teeth, pants around their knees. Do they think that makes them unique? No, it makes them look just like approximately 2 million other black males in Atlanta. I couldn’t pick out one from the other in a line-up. You would think they would want something more, to make themselves stand out in a crowd. I equate it to looking at a huge field of chickens…just thousands and thousands of the same person. Really, really sad. I also love how every night on the news, they’re interviewing these criminals’ families on the news after they’ve either been killed, or killed someone else. The grandmother’s always on the couch, denying they did anything wrong, and there’s always a bible and a picture of Jesus on the wall. Pretty hypocritical, if you ask me. And guess what? The police didn’t arrest your family member “because he’s black”. That excuse if SO tired! It appears that the black population is slowly eliminating itself through crime and murder. Just really, really sad.

darkman d

September 7th, 2010
1:47 pm

GAPeach25

September 7th, 2010
1:49 pm

If he gets a pass, he won’t be the first celebrity nor the last one. We have a long list of them. So let’s not act like he is the first, because he definitely won’t be the last. Paris Hilton, Lindsey Lohan, Robert Downey Jr, Dennis Rodman, DMX,etc. the list goes on……

david

September 7th, 2010
1:51 pm

Drugs should be legal! End the war on drugs and preserve liberty.

wow....

September 7th, 2010
1:51 pm

I’m shocked at how these post just end in racist banter. So T.I. is in trouble again? What else is new? But, it could be a lot worse….Who’s he causing harm? Leave the man alone.

Y?

September 7th, 2010
1:52 pm

Why do these blogs always turn into a war of words regarding race? The comments range from well thought out opinions to down right pig poo! Let’s all keep it real folks! We don’t need to interject race into everything when sometimes situations are cut and dry.

LaQuithia

September 7th, 2010
1:52 pm

Mary you a lie! You donts no what you talkin about. White peoples comit more murdrs and crime then any oter race. police just arest more yung brothas cuz they racest. you needs to prey to God fo forgivnes for your sayings. Only God can juge you or me. and you needs to get write wit the lord. The news jus report more on young black males cuz they like too sale more paprs and that why.

wow....

September 7th, 2010
1:56 pm

I hate to say it….but only in Atlanta do you see this kind of bunk. I love where I’m from, but damn, why the hate? Rednecks are the worst. I’m shocked you all can even type or own a computer.

Jon

September 7th, 2010
1:56 pm

wow…he’s potentially harming innocent people who are driving next to him after he’s been smoking pot and doing Ecstasy. Why should an innocent person driving on the same road have their lives endangered by someone who is continually arrested for drugs, driving violations, carrying AK-47 guns…etc. They should throw him, Lindsay Lohan, Paris Hilton, and the rest of the gang in the same prison for a minimum of a year, and maybe once and for all, they’ll learn their lesson.

Y?

September 7th, 2010
1:59 pm

Put Alan on ignore

Not Suprised...

September 7th, 2010
2:02 pm

“all you white haters” is a joke..Not suprised I heard it though..

Get Real

September 7th, 2010
2:02 pm

Some people just have such high expectations for thugs. I don’t.

Courtney

September 7th, 2010
2:02 pm

Mary,

I agree with you 100%. It is really sad to see young Black Males walking the street with no kind of ambition or drive to do anything but find a young single mother and live off of her government check which is just as sad. I pray that things will get better but it appears that it is getting worse each day.

Viv

September 7th, 2010
2:05 pm

Angela

September 7th, 2010
2:09 pm

Why does every issue have to turn into a racial one?