'You work for me': Channel 2 obtains 911 call that led to T.I.'s arrest

Channel 2 Action News has obtained the 911 call that led to rapper T.I.'s arrest Wednesday morning. 

In the 10-minute phone call, a security guard tells the dispatcher that a resident is threatening him.

[READ MORE: Rapper T.I. arrested in Henry County]

"I’ve been threatened by a resident, and he’s here now knocking on the door, threatening me," the guard said.

T.I., whose legal name is Clifford Harris Jr., can be heard in the background repeatedly asking the guard for his name.

>> Read the full transcript of the call below

"I own property over here. You work for me," T.I. said.

According to police, the rapper was returning to a gated community where he lives in Eagles Landing around 4 a.m. Police said he didn’t have his key and the guard wouldn’t let him in. The guard eventually let him in, but after going home, T.I. came back to the guard shack to get the guard's name.

“He showed up, trying to get in, and I don’t know who he is, and he started cursing at me,” the guard told the 911 dispatcher.

"No, I didn’t, sir. You were asleep, sir. You were asleep, sir. You woke up crazy in a panic because you were asleep, sir. And you mismanaged your post, sir," T.I. said.

[TIMELINE: Rapper T.I.'s arrests, legal trouble throughout the years] 

He then told the officer this wasn't worth getting police involved.

“What you’re doing, man, is making it worse. All that you’re doing is making it worse. You could’ve just said, 'My bad' and we could’ve been on about our night. What you’re doing right now, man, you making it worse,” T.I. said. 


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T.I. told officers he just wanted to get the guard's name so that he could report him to the supervisor.

At some point during the argument, T.I. called a friend and the two of them argued with the guard, officials said.

The Henry County Police Department was called to the scene and T.I. and his friend were arrested.

According to police, T.I.’s friend had a warrant out for his arrest. T.I. was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and public drunkenness. He’s since been released after posting bail.

Full transcript:

Dispatch: Henry County 911, what’s the location of your emergency?

Guard: (Inaudible)

Dispatch: Sir, I’m sorry, I cannot hear you at all. It’s like there’s an echo. 

Guard: I have a (Inaudible) 

Dispatch: OK. I understand you’re at Eagles Landing Country Club and you said someone’s coming back. What’s the address? 

Guard: It’s 100 Eagles Landing Way.

Dispatch: OK, and who is coming back?

Guard: There’s a guest -- not a guest, but a resident who went back to his house and is walking back here at the guard’s house where I’m at. 

Dispatch: Hold on just a second for me, OK?

Guard: Certainly. 

Dispatch: Sir, are you far away from the phone because I am having a really hard time hearing you.

Guard: Yes, ma’am. 

Dispatch: Am I on speakerphone?

(T.I. knocks on door in the background.)

Guard: No, ma’am.

Dispatch: OK, I can hear you a little better now. So what’s going on? 

Guard: I’ve been threatened by a resident and he’s here now knocking on the door, threatening me and stuff.

T.I.: Are you sure about that? I own property out here, bruh. You work for me. I asked you to step out. 

Dispatch: OK, what’s your name? 

Guard: (Redacted)

Dispatch: OK, what’s your last name? 

Guard: (Redacted)

Dispatch: What’s your phone number?

Guard: (Redacted) 

Dispatch: OK, and what is the person’s name? 

Guard: I have no idea. 

Dispatch: Do you know what he looks like -- black, white or Hispanic?

Guard: Light complexion  

Dispatch: I’m sorry? 

Guard: Light complexion 

Dispatch: OK, so is he black, white or Hispanic?

T.I.: I hope you know what you’re doing. You called the Police on me.

Dispatch: Sir, what’s his race?

Guard: Yes, ma’am.

Dispatch: What is his race? 

Guard: What is his what? Black 

Dispatch: OK. Do you know what he is wearing? 

Guard: A black, striped shirt.

Dispatch: OK. Do you know if anybody has any weapons? 

Guard: I’m not sure, ma’am.

Dispatch: OK. Do you have any? 

T.I.: Man, c’mon out here, man.

Guard: You say what? 

Dispatch: Do you have a weapon on you?

Guard: No, ma’am.

T.I.: I own property on this property. You have been disrespectful and unprofessional. I asked you for your name and you would not give it to me. Will you please report yourself to me, sir. Identify who you are so I can handle this with your superiors. Who are you, sir? What is your name? What is your name, sir?

Dispatch: Ok, so what happened? Like, is there a reason why he’s threatening you? 

T.I.: We will stay right here until the police get here, bro. 

Dispatch: Sir?

Guard: Yes, ma’am.

Dispatch: Is there a reason why he’s threatening you? What’s going on? What started this? (pause) Sir, what started the argument? (pause) Hello?

Guard: Yes, ma’am.

Dispatch: Yes, sir. I’m asking you questions. Do you know what started this? 

Guard: Are you trying to help me or what? 

Dispatch: They’re on the way but I have to find out what’s going on. Do you know why he’s knocking on the door? 

T.I.: What’s your name, sir?

Guard: Well, he showed up trying to get in and I don’t know who he is and he started cursing at me.

T.I.: No I didn’t, sir. You were asleep, sir. You were asleep, sir. You woke up crazy in a panic because you were asleep, sir. And you mismanaged your post, sir.

Dispatch: Has anybody been drinking or doing any drugs? 

T.I.: What’s your name, man? 

Guard: Say what?

T.I.: What’s your name, man? 

Dispatch: Has anybody been drinking or doing any drugs that you are aware of? 

Guard: No, ma’am 

T.I.: What’s your name, man? 

Dispatch: OK, just ignore him, OK? 

Guard: OK.

Dispatch: It hasn’t been physical? 

Guard: Not at this time. 

T.I.: What’s your name, man? 

Dispatch: Where are you inside? 

Guard: I’m at the guard shack.

Dispatch: The what? 

Guard: I’m at the main gate at the security entrance.

Dispatch: OK. Do you want me to stay on the phone with you while they’re en route?

Guard: Yes, ma’am. 

T.I.: She can’t help you, dawg. She can’t help you, dawg. You gonna have to deal with me, man. When it’s all said and done. (Inaudible) When it’s all said and done, you gonna have to look me in my eyes and  man up and you gonna have to deal with me, sir. Ain’t no way around me, sir. Ain’t no way around me, sir. You will deal with me.

Dispatch: Just ignore that, OK?

T.I.: What you’re doing, man, is making it worse. All what you’re doing is making it worse. You could’ve just said, "My bad" and we could’ve been on about our night. What you’re doing right now, man, you making it worse. You making this shit way worse for yourself, bro. I got all night. I got all night. We gonna get to the bottom of this, bro. (Inaudible) Whatever your name is, we gonna find it, and me and you gonna get to the bottom of this. You understand me? Ain’t nobody gonna get you out of this.
Dispatch: I can hear what he’s saying, OK? So just ignore him.

T.I.: Man, who coming, man? The police coming? Your superiors coming? What’s happening? Who is coming? Who else on post? Who is your superiors? You understand me? I own property in here! You report to me! Who else is on post? (pause) Man, look, man, you want to step out the door out here, and talk about it out there in the streets? If you like, we can, we can, we can put it all out there, man, in the streets. We can just talk about it in the streets. You hear me? Bro? We ain't gotta go to nobody else (Inaudible). We can just talk right here.

Dispatch: Can he see you?

Guard: Yes, ma'am.

Dispatch: OK.

(INAUDIBLE)

Dispatch: Is he by himself?

Guard: No, he got another gentleman that he brought up here.

Dispatch: Another male is with him? Is he black also? Or white? Hispanic?

Guard: He’s black.

Dispatch: OK, what color shirt is he wearing?

Guard: Black with a black… what do you call it? A rapper thing. 

Dispatch: On his head?

Guard: Yes.

Dispatch: Okay, are they still there?

Guard: Yes, they’re still here.

Dispatch: OK, and as far as you know, you still don’t see any weapons, correct?

Guard: No.

Dispatch: OK.

(Long pause)

Dispatch: OK, we have an officer who just pulled up. Can you see him?

Guard: OK, the police is here.

Dispatch: OK, I’ll go ahead and let you go.

Guard: OK. Thank you. Bye-bye.

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