Grammy-winning rapper T.I. and his wife were arrested on suspected possession of drug methamphetamines in Los Angeles. This came five months after the hip-hop star finished a prison stint on weapons charges.
The 29-year-old Atlanta-based rapper and his wife, Tameka Cottle, were arrested Wednesday night in West Hollywood after police smelled marijuana. They were released from jail at about 4 a.m. Thursday after a bail deposit of $10,000 each.
The multiplatinum hit maker known as the King of the South, has emerged one of music's most profitable stars in recent times. Cottle, 36, sang with the 1990s group Xscape and has recently been the star of the BET reality series, The Tiny & Toya Show. The couple married in late July this year.
T.I. served seven months in an Arkansas federal prison and three months in a Georgia halfway house on federal weapons charges. He was arrested for possessing unregistered machine guns and silencers. He was still under three years of supervised release after his prison sentence ended. The court had ordered not to commit another federal, state or local crime while on supervised release. He was also told to take at least three drug tests after his release and to participate in a drug and alcohol treatment program.
The rapper, who previously was behind bars for drug offenses, has vowed to live a better life. He spoke to children about the dangers of drugs and guns. The arrests follow last week's detention of socialite Paris Hilton, who is being investigated for cocaine possession in Las Vegas.