T.I. Harris was arrested this week in Amsterdam because he and a police car bumped into each other.
TIP on Amsterdam arrest for the first time: ‘This is actually experiencing the culture’
The Atlanta rap veteran 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.’s bike broke off the cop’s side mirror.
He was taken into custody, but wasn’t placed in handcuffs. Instead, the officer “invited” him inside the police van.
“So, I’m locked up now,” Tip said in a video he posted on Instagram. “I’m obviously not supposed to have my phone as I’m biking, and because the policeman ran into me and broke his rear view[mirror], and because I didn’t have my passport on me. I don’t know, it’ll be fine.”
He tried to pay his bond with cash, but they would only accept credit. “We working on the buddy system out here and I like it,” he said.
Tip has been traveling through Europe with his wife. The couple, is celebrating their 11th wedding anniversary.