Oh no! Rapper T.I.’s stepdaughter was hauled away in cuffs on June 16, after she was caught carrying a weapon without a permit at an airport in Atlanta. We’ve got all the details on the young singer’s arrest below!
Zonnique Jailee Pullins, 20, the daughter of reality star Tameka “Tiny” Harris, 40, and stepdaughter of 35-year-old rapper T.I., was arrested and charged on June 16 for reportedly toting around a gun, sans permit, at the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta. The recording artist was caught red-handed when she tried to pass through the TSA checkpoint.
Zonnique, who is also identified as a past member of the OMG Girlz R&B group was in possession of a Ruger 380 semi-automatic pistol, according to the police report obtained by E! News. Upon spotting the weapon on the X-Ray Machine, a supervisor was immediately notified of the potential danger. The blonde beauty, who also is featured on T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, told authorities that she did have a weapons permit, although she was lacking the paperwork to prove her story. Police said that she was placed under arrest and whisked away, in addition to having her gun confiscated. Zonnique was transferred to Clayton Country Jail before being released on June 17.
Zonnique faces a misdemeanor charge for carrying a weapon at a commercial service airport without a permit. She has yet to make a statement about the incident via social media. T.I. and Tiny also have yet to comment either, but this news likely comes as unsettling to them. The pair, who married in July 2010, have three children together, their two boys Clifford ‘King’ Joseph Harris III, 12, and Major Philant Harris, 8. They also welcomed their daughter Heiress Diana Harris to the world on March 26. T.I. has three other children from previous relationships, daughter Deyjah Imani Harris, 15, and two older sons, Domani Uriah Harris, 15, and Messiah Ya’Majesty Harris, 14.
Zonnique’s arrest involving a gun may be especially heart-wrenching for T.I. in particular, due to the tragic shooting that occurred at his Irving Park concert in New York on May 25. One man was murdered and three others were also hurt as the audience fled for their lives before the rapper hit the stage. T.I. posted to his Instagram, “My heart is heavy today. Our music is intended to save lives, like mine and many others. My heartfelt condolences to the family that suffered the loss and my prayers are with those injured. Respectfully, Tip.”
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