T.I. was arrested in Amsterdam after a run-in with a police officer.
The Atlanta rapper took to Instagram on Tuesday (Aug. 3) to explain what happened. According to T.I., he was riding his bicycle when a cop pulled up alongside him and told him to stop using his phone. He slowed down as the officer proceeded to cut him off in his vehicle. In the process, the handlebar from T.I.ís bike broke off the copís side mirror.
He was taken into custody, but wasnít placed in handcuffs. Instead, the officer ďinvitedĒ him inside the police van.
ďSo, Iím locked up now,Ē Tip later said while waiting in a holding cell. ďIím obviously not supposed to have my phone as Iím biking, and because the policeman ran into me and broke his [side mirror], and because I didnít have my passport on me. I donít know, itíll be fine.Ē
While the officer was ďextremely upset,Ē Tip seemed to be taking it all in stride. ďI, myself, was having a great time. Iím still not upsetóIím having a phenomenal time. They arrested me and didnít even put me in handcuffs. They just opened the door and invited me to the backseat. I obliged.Ē
He tried to pay his bond with cash, but they would only accept credit. ďWe working on the buddy system out here and I like it,Ē he said.
Once he got his passport, he was released after 25 minutes and credited ďthe love of my lifeĒ Tiny for sticking by his side through it all. When a friend of his called the incident ďbullshit,Ē T.I. was more forgiving. ďEverybody has a bad morning,Ē he said.
T.I. has been traveling through Europe with his wife. The couple, who is under investigation for sexual assault, is celebrating their 11th wedding anniversary.