ATLANTA (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Rapper T.I. is paying a $300 fine after pleading no contest to violating a local law in Georgia that prohibits public cursing.
The charge against the performer stems from a May incident at the gated community where he lives in the Atlanta suburb of Stockbridge.READ MORE: Extreme Heat Doesn't Stop Panther Island Pavilion From Hosting First Outdoor Concert In Over A Year
His spokesman, tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., maintains his innocence but entered a plea “to put this matter to bed.”
Henry County Deputy Police Chief Mike Ireland said at the time that T.I. lost his key and the guard wouldn’t let him into the neighborhood.READ MORE: Arrest Made After Man Found Dead In Dallas Construction Site, Police Say
A police report says the entertainer eventually was allowed inside but walked back to the guard, demanding his supervisor’s name. Police were called. T.I. was arrested and released on bond.
The cursing ban is part of a Henry County, Georgia disorderly conduct ordinance that states anyone “who utters, in a public place or any place open to the public, any obscene words or epithets” is breaking the law.MORE NEWS: United Way Of Metropolitan Dallas Fights Pandemic-Related Learning Loss
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