T.I. Makes First Public Appearance Since Arrest

Fellow rapper Nelly joins the MC as he performs at a club in Atlanta.

[artist id="1225081"]T.I.[/artist] isn't letting his legal situation hold him back from rocking the stage.

Just days after getting busted for alleged drug possession, Tip showed up in an Atlanta nightclub on Friday and ripped the mic. In a video posted online, the King of the South spits a fiery rendition of Urban Legend's "Motivation" at a venue crowded with fans thrusting their camera phones in the air. Sporting a white tee from his Akoo clothing line and a black baseball cap, the ATL MC bellowed his flow over the screams from the amped-up crowd. St. Louis hip-hop star Nelly hopped up next to the embattled MC as he went into the hit single "U Don't Know Me."

The set shows confidence and resolve from a superstar in a precarious position with the law. T.I. and his wife Tameka "Tiny" Cottle were arrested on Wednesday night in Los Angeles after making an illegal U-turn. Police searched the car after allegedly noticing the scent of marijuana wafting from the vehicle and found a number of pills, which were later identified as ecstasy.

T.I.'s club appearance is the rapper's first post-arrest foray into the spotlight, but his lady has been expressing her thoughts on the Internet. The day after the bust, T.I.'s wife thanked supporters on Twitter for all of their e-love.

"Jus wanted 2say thank u 2every1 dats been leaving encouraging msgs & prayers!" Tiny tweeted on Thursday. "We love u guys:) going 2bed now! So glad 2b n a nice clean bed."

However, on Friday, Tiny lashed out at a critic online who, responding to reports that the reality star and her hubby were caught with methamphetamines, suggested she should switch up her Twitter nickname.

"U da real dummy cause u believe everything u hear!" Tiny replied to @ totallytaylor25 who re-tweeted Perez Hilton's missive that the former Xscape singer should change her Twitter handle to @ MajorMethMama. "I don't even no wat meth look like! How bout let's c what da test say!"

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