An assault charge against T.I. has reportedly been dropped

The rapper was arrested in May attempting to enter the gated community where he lives.

October 17, 2018
An assault charge against T.I. has reportedly been dropped T.I. at BET Music Presents: Us Or Else panel discussion. April 6, 2017.   Lars Niki/Getty Images for BET

T.I. will not face an assault charge stemming from a May 2018 incident when the rapper was arrested while attempting to enter his gated community without his I.D., according to a report in TMZ. He still faces three misdemeanour charges of disorderly conduct and one misdemeanour public drunkenness charge.

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The assault charge came from a comment T.I. made during his arrest. He reportedly told an officer "You're making it worse for yourself, man... You're gonna have to deal with me," which police determined was a criminal threat. However, in dropping the assault charge, prosecutors have disagreed with that assessment.

The FADER has reached out for comment. T.I. released his new album Dime Trap in October.

An assault charge against T.I. has reportedly been dropped