T.I. has confronted a comic at an open mike evening in Atlanta after she introduced up sexual assault allegations leveled towards him throughout her dwell stand-up set.
The 41-year-old rapper was within the viewers at Our Bar ATL on Monday evening when humorous lady Lauren Knight referenced claims that T.I. and his spouse, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, drugged and sexually assaulted a girl in 2005.
In keeping with Knight, T.I. — whose actual identify is Clifford Harris — was heckling her throughout her comedy routine, repeatedly yelling out from the gang and telling her to “take her wig off.”
That taunt prompted Knight to convey up the 2005 allegations — which have been the topic of a lawsuit thrown out by a District Attorney last year.
“I stated, ‘I’ll take my wig off once you communicate on the allegations,’” Knight stated in a subsequent Instagram video addressing the incident.
Reference to “the allegations” prompted T.I. to erupt, with the rapper storming the stage and verbally abusing Knight in entrance of the shocked viewers. It was a startling flip of occasions so quickly after Will Smith took to the stage and slapped Chris Rock on the Oscars on March 27.
Video of the second — shared to the Baller Alert Instagram page — reveals T.I. grabbing a microphone and telling Knight: “As many instances as you joke on that shit n—-, I’m gonna examine your mom f–king ass so long as it takes.”
He continued: “While you cease enjoying with me and mine, I’ll cease saying one thing. There ain’t no motherf–king case. Ain’t by no means been no mom f–king case. I didn’t do nothing unsuitable and my spouse didn’t do nothing unsuitable. And for those who carry on enjoying with me n—–, I’m going to proceed to confront publicly, verbally.”
Knight subsequently snapped again, saying: “It is a comedy present … If I wanna make jokes about one thing, I’ll make jokes about one thing. You’re not gonna inform me to close the f–okay up. That is my s–t.”
Nevertheless, the video additionally reveals Knight saying she doesn’t imagine the sexual assault allegations, telling the gang: “T.I. is harmless. I really imagine it. Give it up for him. There are not any fees.”
In her subsequent Instagram video addressing the skirmish, Knight appeared to point that she had no onerous emotions towards the rapper.
“I made a joke, similar to he did,” she informed her followers within the clip.
The Submit has reached out for remark from representatives for T.I.
Knight additionally stood by her controversial reference to T.I.’s lawsuit, writing within the caption: “Hear… you may’t be a heckler and get mad once you get a response. I stand on what I stated. I like comedy. Be sure to received the entire story earlier than you imagine simply something.”
Final yr, a girl filed a lawsuit towards T.I. and his spouse Tiny — actual identify Tameka Harris — claiming they drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2005.
Nevertheless, the suit was thrown out simply months later, because of the statute of limitations.
T.I. and Tiny’s lawyer, Shawn Holley, informed Web page Six on the time: “Mr. and Mrs. Harris are happy, however not stunned, by the District Legal professional’s determination to dismiss these meritless allegations. We respect the DA’s cautious evaluation of the case and are grateful to have the ability to put the matter behind us and transfer on.”
In the meantime, T.I. has been accused of — however by no means charged with — different crimes by greater than 30 ladies.
In recent times, the ladies have accused the “Reside Your Life” rapper of a litany of crimes, together with drugging, kidnapping, rape and intimidation.
An incident, through which a girl claimed she was drugged and assaulted by T.I. in 2010, was similarly dismissed in Las Vegas final yr as a result of the statute of limitations had expired.
T.I. and Tiny have repeatedly denied “within the strongest potential phrases these unsubstantiated and baseless allegations” and known as the claims a “shakedown.”
The couple has been married since 2010 and raised seven kids, together with three of their very own and others from their particular person previous relationships.