The rapper is to appear in court today
T.I. was arrested in his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia this weekend and charged with possession of illegal weapons.
The rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, was arrested in a parking lot where he was allegedly attempting to pick up machine guns and silencers his bodyguard had purchased for him.
The arrest came as a result of an investigation that began earlier in the month in which Harris‘ bodyguard was allegedly purchasing machine guns for the rapper, who is a convicted felon, and therefore unable to legally purchase them himself.
Authorities said that additional firearms were found in his vehicle and in his suburban Atlanta home, reports the Associated Press.
The arrest came hours before the rapper was scheduled to perform at the Black Entertainment (BET) Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta, where he was nominated for nine awards and won two.
T.I. is expected to make his initial court appearance to answer the charges today (October 15).
–By our Los Angeles staff.