Rapper T.I.'s stepdaughter Zonnique Pullins has been sentenced to community service in her gun possession case.
The 20-year-old was arrested at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta, Georgia in June (16) for allegedly attempting to carry a gun through airport security.
Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents reportedly saw a .380-calibre Ruger semi-automatic pistol with a clip and five rounds while scanning her bag through an X-Ray machine.
Pullins has never been in trouble with the law and a judge has taken that into consideration and sentenced her to 60 hours of community service. According to TMZ.com, she also has to pay a $500 (GBP385) fine and take a gun law training class. Pullins has 90 days to complete the judge's orders and if she does the charge will be dropped.
Zonnique previously spoke out about the incident, insisting it was just a mistake because she forgot the gun was in the bottom of her bag when she packed for her flight.
"I know that's really irresponsible on my part, but it was really just an honest mistake," she told People.com. "I was at home, rushing to get to the airport, and I was throwing everything in my purse. The gun is really, really small. It looks like a toy gun. It was just at the bottom of my purse. When I went through security check, I was like, 'Oh, I forgot it was in there'."
She said her mother, T.I.'s wife Tameka 'tiny' Cottle, bought the gun for her for protection, adding, "I'm not usually with anybody or security or anything, so I always feel like I have to keep myself safe."
Her mum added: "I just want her to be safe and feel safe at home by herself because if someone comes in or if something happens, she's all alone, then what is she going to do?"
T.i., real name Clifford Joseph Harris, Jr., shares three biological children with Tiny and she is stepmother to three of his kids from previous relationships.
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