Rap star T.I. and his new wife Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle have been arrested in West Hollywood for possession of a controlled substance, according to the Associated Press.
T.I., 29, whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., and Cottle, a 36-year-old singer with the group Xscape, were married on July 30 in a secret Miami ceremony. The musician pair has been going around for 10 years, and they have two sons together.
Newlywed T.I.’s another run-in with the law
The Atlanta-based multi-platinum-selling rapper and his wife were pulled over late Wednesday night (Sept. 1) during a traffic stop, as they were driving in a Maybach on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood, reports the AP, citing Los Angeles sheriff's deputy Mark Pope.
The newly married couple was arrested on drug charges after L.A. County Sheriff's deputies smelled alleged marijuana in their car.
"Deputies smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle," AP reported the department as saying. "A narcotics investigation” ensued that prompted the authorities to arrest them.
The chart-topping rapper-turned-actor is on probation after a seven-month prison stint for federal weapons charges
Authorities took the newlyweds into custody after searching their vehicle, and booked them for alleged possession of a controlled substance.
As of late Wednesday night T.I. and Tameka were in custody, and the bail amount was set at $10,000, TMZ learnt.
Rapper still on probation
The word is that the two are scheduled to make an appearance at the Beverly Hills Municipal Court on Friday.
The chart-topping rapper-turned-actor is on probation after a seven-month prison stint for federal weapons charges.
T.I. was released from a Federal Correction Institution in Arkansas in March after serving several months for illegal firearms possession.
The rap mogul made his big return to the music world last month when he performed live at the 2010 BET awards.
About the multi-talented artist
Born on Sept. 25, 1980 in Atlanta, Georgia, Harris Jr. is best known by the stage name T.I.
A man of many talents, the multi-platinum recording artist has given hits like 'Live Your Life' and 'Whatever You Like.' He made his acting debut in March 2006 in 'ATL,' an American movie that was directed by Chris Robinson with a screenplay by Tina Gordon Chism.
T.I. won two Grammy Awards in 2006 for best rap solo performance and best rap/sung collaboration. He released his sixth album Paper Trail on Sept. 30, 2008.
He has had three straight No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200, including 'Paper Trail.'
His new album, "King Uncaged," is due later this month.
He is the key performer in the current top box office movie "Takers," which was released in late August.