T.I., who was arrested by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco Firearms and Explosives agents on federal gun charges last weekend, has been ordered today to remain in custody until a bail hearing later this week. The self-proclaimed King of the South was cuffed on Saturday, just before his scheduled appearance at the 2007 BET Hip-Hop Awards.
Federal authorities say he tried to buy three machine guns and two silencers from a man cooperating with the ATF. Prosecutors are hoping to keep T.I. detained until his trial date. If convicted, the 27-year old rapper could face more than five in prison.