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  • T.I. FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2018 file photo, T.I. attends the Roc Nation pre-Grammy brunch in New York. Police say rapper T.I. has been arrested for disorderly conduct and public drunkenness as he tried to enter his gated community outside Atlanta. Henry County Police Deputy Mike Ireland said T.I. was arrested around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 16, after he got into an argument with a security guard. Media reports say the rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, lost his key and the guard wouldn’t let him into the community. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

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  • Ferguson Craig Ferguson poses in the pressroom with the award for outstanding game show host (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

Thursday, May 17, 2018 1:00 am

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Rapper T.I. arrested near home

Associated Press

The rapper T.I. was arrested early Wednesday as he tried to enter his gated community outside Atlanta and was charged with disorderly conduct, public drunkenness and simple assault – but the artist's lawyer called it a wrongful arrest.

Henry County Deputy Police Chief Mike Ireland said T.I. was arrested around 4:30 a.m. after he got into an argument with a security guard. Media reports say the Grammy-winning artist, whose real name is Clifford Harris, had lost his key and the guard wouldn't let him into the community.

Ireland said T.I. and a friend were arrested. The rapper has been released on bail.

T.I.'s attorney, Steve Sadow, said in a statement that the rapper was “wrongfully arrested.” He claims the guard was asleep when his client arrived at the guardhouse and it took “some time to wake up the sleeping guard.”

Cobain ruling

The Washington State Court of Appeals has ruled that photographs from the scene of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's death will not be released publicly.

KING5-TV reports the court ruled Tuesday that the photographs are exempt from Washington state's Public Records Act and releasing the photos would “violate the Cobain family's due process rights under the 14th Amendment.”

Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, and his daughter who was a toddler at the time of his death, Frances Bean Cobain, filed testimonies to keep the photos from being made public.

The ruling comes after Seattle journalist Richard Lee appealed the case's dismissal.

BET nominations

DJ Khaled has reason to be grateful – he's been nominated for a leading six trophies for the BET Awards.

The nominations for next month's ceremony were announced Tuesday night. Among the awards Khaled was nominated for include album of the year for “Grateful” and video of the year for “Wild Thoughts” which featured Rihanna and Bryson Tiller.

Other top nominees include Migos and SZA, both of whom were nominated for four awards.

Bruno Mars, Drake, Beyonce, Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar, Cardi B, and Chris Brown are also up for key awards. The BET Awards will air live on BET on June 24 from Los Angeles.

Happy birthday

Among celebrity birthdays today: Singer Taj Mahal is 76. TV personality Kathleen Sullivan is 65. Actor-comedian Bob Saget is 62. Singer Enya is 57. Actor Craig Ferguson is 56. Musician Trent Reznor is 53. Actor Hill Harper is 52. TV personality-interior designer Thom Filicia is 49. Singer Jordan Knight is 48. Singer Darnell Van Rensalier is 48. Singer Josh Homme is 45. Singer Andrea Corr is 44. Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy is 44.