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Rapper T.I. and Wife Arrested in West Hollywood Last Night

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Rapper T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, was arrested in West Hollywood last night for possession of a controlled substance, according to an official release from The West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station.

Harris, 29, and his wife, Tameka Cottle, 36, were pulled over near 9225 Sunset Boulevard, just south of the Sunset Strip [map].

"During the course of the traffic stop, deputies smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle." They conducted a brief investigation and determined the pair were in possession of the drug. Cottle and Harris were both taken into custody and booked at the West Hollywood Sheriff’s station. "Sheriff's officials did not specify why the two had been pulled over and what specific drug they had," notes LA Now.

In recent years Harris had been under house arrest due to a federal weapons charge. He has had a number of hits on the rap charts since the mid-to-late 2000s. Last year he appeared on an episode of Kathy Griffin's Bravo television series, in which he took the redhead to Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles and taught the funny lady how to have "swagger." Cottle is a solo singer, once part of the group Xscape. The two have been together since 2001, but married just this July. They have two children.