Rapper T.I. stood by daughter Zonnique Pullins after she was arrested at Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport with a handgun in a piece of carry-on luggage.
T.I. and wife Tiny Harris say their daughter carries the gun for self defense and Zonnique’s cousin says the gun was left in the bag by accident.
According to TMZ, T.I. and Harris decided to arm their daughter with a gun after she “started getting threats on social media, and a fan grabbed her at a recent listening party.” Harris actually went to the gun store with Zonnique and bought a gun for herself as well.
TMZ quoted unnamed sources saying Zonnique “had been trying to catch a last-minute flight out of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport to see her boyfriend, and she grabbed the wrong purse … not realizing the gun was inside.”
Her cousin, Tamara Whitaker, gave a similar explanation.
According to Page Six, Whitaker said, “Zonnique did get caught with her registered weapon but like most of us she just forgot it was in her really big purse. We were taught in my family that people are crazy out here and carrying a small gun to protect yourself is what’s needed.”
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