‘I’m having a phenomenal time’: Rapper T.I. arrested in Amsterdam after bike crash with police

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Rapper T.I. has been arrested in Amsterdam, after the bike he was riding collided with a police car, knocking off its wing mirror.

The Live Your Life rapper recorded a video from his cell in the Dutch capital explaining the reason for his latest incarceration.

Captioned “Free ME”, the performer said: “So I’m locked up now.

“I’m obviously not supposed to have my phone as I’m biking, and because the policeman ran into me and broke his [side mirror], and because I didn’t have my passport on me.

“I don’t know, it’ll be fine. It’ll be fine, but he was extremely upset.”

He added: “I’m still not upset – I’m having a phenomenal time. They arrested me and didn’t even put me in handcuffs. They just opened the door and invited me to the backseat. I obliged.”

The rapper said he attempted to pay his bond in cash, but was refused as they did not accept it as a payment type.

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T.I., real name Clifford Harris Jr, said his short stint behind bars (which he later revealed lasted 25 minutes) was part of the culture of the country, adding: “This is living life to the fullest, in the moment.”

He is currently in the Netherlands as part of his 11th wedding anniversary celebrations with wife Tiny.

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Harris is no stranger to jail time, having been imprisoned for a year in 2009 on weapons charges, and 11 months in 2010 and 2011 on drugs charges.

He also spent a short time behind bars in 2004 for violating his drugs probation.

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