T.I. will skate on drug charges from Sunset Strip arrest


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Prosecutors are cutting T.I. some slack, L.A. Now reports, deciding against prosecuting in Los Angeles County on drug charges stemming from his Sept. 1 arrest on the Sunset Strip.

The rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., was arrested with his newlywed wife, Tameka ‘Tiny’ Cottle, after deputies smelled pot smoke during a traffic stop and searched the group’s SUV. Four ecstasy pills were found in the rapper’s pants, according to a document obtained by L.A. Now, and marijuana and other narcotics were found ‘in possession in one of the passengers.’


Seems T.I.’s new 11-month prison sentence for violating probation on weapons charges — yeah, the arrest was the violation — helped the folks in the district attorney’s office decide that prosecution wasn’t worth it, according to the rejection filing.

Whether Tiny will face charges is undecided.

And while one group in Atlanta is working to keep T.I. out of prison, a party promoter may drag him into civil court: Carl Davis has filed suit in Alabama over a May 28 welcome-back concert the rapper said he missed because he was still under house arrest, the Hollywood Reporter said Thursday. According to Davis’ complaint, he’d entered into an agreement with Jervon Morgan, who represented himself as T.I.’s first cousin and agent.

— Christie D’Zurilla

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