HENRY COUNTY, Ga. -- T.I. is pleading not guilty for the charges he's facing after being arrested outside of his gated community in May.
According to Henry County Court, the rapper's attorney waived and entered a not guilty plea on August 21.
According to police, the guard at Eagles' Landing Country Club called police on T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, and a friend after the entertainer began yelling at the guard.
The guard told police he did not recognize T.I., and did not let him in the gate. That's when the guard said T.I. started using profanity and yelled at him to open the gate and let him inside the neighborhood.
The guard eventually let the rapper in, but he told police T.I. came back and began making threats like "come outside so we can deal with it." The guard told police he felt threatened so he called police.
In the 911 call, Euwan James, the security guard, tells the 911 operator that he does not know who the man is but that he threatened him. You can hear T.I. in the background of the call.
“What’s your name, sir?” T.I. asks over and over again.
He says, “I own property here, you report to me, sir.”
The 911 operator tells James to ignore him.
The rapper was arrested and charged with simple assault, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness.
His attorney released a statement after the arrest, saying T.I. was wrongfully arrested.
“It took Tip some time to wake up the sleeping guard. Tip clearly identified himself and sought entry. The guard refused entry," Steve Sadow said. He also said T.I.’s wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris was on the phone with him and told the guard to let them in. Tameka is listed as the owner of the mansion in that subdivision.
During an Instagram Live video, T.I called the arrested "small potatoes” in comparison to what he’s been through in the past.
Henry County Court said the jury trial will be in December, but no date has been set.