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T.I. has been arrested in Amsterdam

T.I. has been arrested during a visit to Amsterdam for cycling while on his phone.

The rapper has claimed that he didn’t stop while crossing the street and also that his handlebar accidentally broke a police officer’s side mirror. It’s hardly the most rock ‘n’ roll reason for getting arrested, but T.I. found himself in Dutch custody nevertheless.

“So I’m locked up now,” he said in an Instagram Live video uploaded by TMZ. “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 I didn’t have my passport on me. I don’t know. It’ll be fine. He was extremely upset. I, myself, was out having a great time. I’m still not upset. They arrested me and didn’t even put me in handcuffs. They just opened the door and invited me to the backseat. I obliged.

“Let me see how I can make my bond real quick ’cause they don’t take cash. I got cash in my pocket, but they don’t seem to take this [laughs]. I ain’t no handcuffs put on me yet. They ain’t search me yet. We working on the buddy system out here and I like it.”

It appears that he’s been released now, and in a later video, T.I. has revealed he didn’t have a clue that the man shouting at him was an officer — I wonder what might have made him so hazy in Amsterdam…

“He was in a white van,” he added. “I didn’t know he was police. He looked like a furniture delivery…I didn’t know he was. So then he pulled and I kept going, kept pushing like he wasn’t talking to me because I didn’t know what he was saying.

“Then he on the side and he said, ‘Stop!’ I understood that. Then I could see it said police in a different language, so I was like, “OK, this must be they police.’ I pulled over. I stopped, I slowed down at least and I guess I didn’t stop fast enough for him, so he pulled up and tried to cut me off.”