Rapper T.I.'s stepdaughter owned up to the “honest mistake” of forgetting she had a pistol in her purse at an airport security checkpoint — and cited the recent shooting death of singer Christina Grimmie while explaining why carrying a gun made her feel safer.
In her first comments since her arrest, the 20-year-old former girl group singer admitted to People she’d been “irresponsible” to mistakenly leave the small handgun in her purse while she packed in a hurry, but still defended her right to bear arms.
“I feel like I definitely have to stay safe — especially with me going around so much by myself,” Pullins said.
She then referenced the 22-year-old ex-“Voice” contestant, who died June 11 after a crazed fan gunned her down at a post-concert autograph session in Orlando.
“I’m not usually with anybody or security or anything, so I always feel like I have to keep myself safe. Then, with all the things going on, especially with Christina Grimmie, stuff like that,” she said.
Pullins, the daughter of “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle” star Tameka (Tiny) Harris, was arrested last Thursday after an x-ray scan at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport uncovered her .380 Ruger semi-automatic handgun.
The city of Atlanta claimed Pullins’ firearm after she wasn’t able to produce the papers.
Harris, who reportedly purchased the gun for her daughter, explained her own motherly concerns to the magazine.
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