Sometimes things happen that you have no control over and sometimes you seal your own fate by being forgetful.
T.I.’s stepdaughter, Zonnique Pullins, could have very well prevented her brief jail stint but her bad memory earned her a cute mugshot when she got arrested trying to board a plane at Hartsfields-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta with a pistol earlier this month.
In a recent interview, Zonnique explains exactly what happened while her mom, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, supports the story.
Watch full interview below…
In the video above with toofab, Zonnique says the whole thing was merely a big accident!
“I was running really late to the airport, so I was throwing a lot of stuff into my purse so I could get there and the gun is really small and it was in the bottom of my purse,” she tells toofab.
“I just forgot it was in there. I couldn’t see it, so when I went through security check, they pretty much found it.”
Zonnique says she has a permit but didn’t have it on her didn’t have iton her (not that it have made much of a difference, since it’s still illegal to carry a gun onto a plane!)
“I told [the TSA] they could throw it away,” she adds with a laugh, “but that wasn’t what they wanted to do.”
“I thought that I was gonna have a lot of bad reaction to the whole story, but people were pretty much just drawn to the mugshot,” Zonnique says now. “At least there’s a plus side to some negative things!”
As far as what her mom thinks of it all, Tiny says she’s actually the one who bought Zonnique her weapon for security.
“I bought the gun for her because I just felt like she’s staying on her own now, she’s older and we’re not around her as much,” Harris tells toofab.
“I don’t really know all of her whereabouts all the time. I felt like she needed something, especially for the house. Somebody break in or whatever, she has some kind of protection.”
For the record, Tiny says that Zonnique has been trained on gun safety and as a mother, she just wants her daughter to be able to protect herself should the need arrises.
“A gun is no good if you don’t know what to do with it.
These streets are crazy. This is my baby, my first love and I just want to make sure she’s safe.”
What do you think of Zonnique & Tiny’s interview?