Hip-Hop Awards Go On – Without Arrested Rapper T.I.
10/14/2007 AT 02:00 PM EDT
T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, 27, was arrested by federal agents in an Atlanta shopping center parking lot Saturday and charged with possession of unregistered machine guns and silencers and possession of firearms by a convicted felon, the Associated Press reports.
The Atlanta-based T.I., who calls himself the "King of the South," had nine nominations and ended up getting up two awards at the show, also held in Atlanta.
On stage, rapper Common, who won the CD of the year honor along with T.I., raised up his trophy and said: "I salute my guy, T.I., who also won, wherever he is."