T.I. was arrested outside of the gated community where he lives early on Wednesday, according to a statement police gave to an Atlanta TV station.
In the midst of the confrontation, T.I. called a friend, Marquinarius Holmes, who arrived on the scene and joined in the debate between him and the security guard.
In a statement provided to CNN, attorney Steve Sadow said T.I. was "wrongfully arrested early this morning when he attempted to gain entrance into his gated community - where his wife "Tiny" and his family reside".
T.I., whose real name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., was booked on misdemeanor charges of simple assault, disorderly conduct and public drunkenness, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. No word on whether "BBQ Becky" was the one working security at the gate.
T.I.is pursuing legal action against his home owner's association, The Blast is reporting. Sadow said that T.I. had a different version of events: that the guard was "asleep" when Harris arrived at the guardhouse to try to go home.
Still, he claims the security guard, who was African-American, "antagonized" him and had "every opportunity" to apologize for sleeping, but the guy refused.
According to officials, the unidentified friend had an outstanding warrant and was placed under arrest.
T.I., 37, allegedly didn't have his key and the guard would not let him in. He says the rapper identified himself and sought entry, but the guard refused. Tip was in contact with Tiny' by phone and "Tiny" confirmed that Tip should be let in immediately. The guard continued to refuse entry without justification.
As we sai8d above, T.I. was eventually allowed entry, but cops say he returned to the guard shack a while later ... and that's when the guard called police.
Aside from being a rapper and actor, T.I.is also a activist involved in local and national social issues.