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T.I. Reportedly Owes $4.5 Million In Unpaid Taxes

August 23rd, 2015 - By Ashley Monaé
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Word on the street is that self-proclaimed “King of the South” a.k.a T.I. and the IRS have some unfinished business to settle.

According to documents obtained by the Daily Mail, the Atlanta rapper born Clifford Harris has two tax liens that were filed against him on Aug. 10 for unpaid taxes dating back to 2012 ($1,397,283.47) and 2013 ($3,173,476.39), totaling just over 4.5 million. “Mr. Harris and his team are working with the appropriate parties to resolve this matter,” his rep told Us Weekly.

It has also been reported by the Daily Mail that the Grand Hustle Records founder’s worth is an estimated $215 million, so should he have to pay up, he’s got more than enough money in the bank to do so.

 

Where Were All The Parenting Experts When Future Left Ciara?

August 3rd, 2015 - By Veronica Wells
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Over the weekend, images of Baby Future, Russell Wilson and Ciara at training camp surfaced on the internet. And the firestorm followed soon after. Black men in the entertainment community suddenly had so much to say about Ciara allowing Baby Future to be around her new man.

They argued that it was too soon to have her child around this dude.

That it was a sign of disrespect to her ex fiancé, father of her child, rapper Future.

That Baby Future shouldn’t be dressing like and hugging a man who is not his daddy.

People like Lil Duval and even T.I. spoke out about Ciara’s decision, publicly on social media.

TheShadeRoom captured this comment from T.I.

#TI shares his opinion on the photos of #RussellWilson and #BabyFuture!! @ebrointheam

A photo posted by The Shade Room (@theshaderoominc) on

And Lil Duval sent out this string of Tweets.

I must admit, I agree with Lil Duval…partially.

Though I sincerely doubt it, I would hope that Future and Russell have had a chance to sit down and chat since it seems that he’ll be spending so much time with his son. Though Ciara and Russell are celebrities; in the grand scheme of things, they’ve been dating less than a year. And if, God forbid, Russell and Ciara don’t work out, not only will Ciara have to deal with another heartbreak, her son will too. It’s risky.

But, at the end of the day, this is her decision to make.

If anyone knows Future’s relationship with his son, it’s Ciara. I don’t know how much of a presence he is in his son’s life, but judging by the fact Baby Future and Russell seem to be together almost every weekend…we can draw our own conclusions. I would hope that Future has the best intentions for his son, but in an attempt to tour, promote this album and build a name for himself, he doesn’t necessarily have time to be jetting all over the country to be visiting his 50-11 kids.

Therefore, Russell to the rescue.

Whether you agree with Ciara’s choice to have Russell around her son or not, it’s done. And from the looks of things, the boy is attached to him. So if a one year old toddles over to you and leans in for an embrace, is Russell supposed to ignore him just because he’s not his daddy? Nah. Most of us wouldn’t do that to a baby on the street, more less to the child of someone we’re dating.

But to me, the biggest issue that this discussion has seemed to highlight is the ways in which men repeatedly fail to hold each other accountable.

I seriously wonder where Lil Duval and T.I. were when Future left Ciara shortly after or before their son was even born? Where were their outrage and parenting discussions then?

As a childless woman, I have my own thoughts about when you should and shouldn’t bring children around your dating partners, but I also know that if a man makes the conscious decision not to stay with the mother of his child, he should leave with the assumption that not only will she move on but his child will have to build a relationship with another man.

Honestly, it frustrates me that when men make poor decisions, it’s not another man’s place to speak on his behavior. But when there’s even the perception that a woman is doing the same, dudes who lead questionable lives themselves, want to jump in and discuss what women should and shouldn’t be doing. How about you check your brotha, who, at least for T.I., is a peer in the rap game, instead attempting to speak against a woman’s parenting decision for her child.

That’s that isht I don’t like.

Particularly when, it seemed that Future did the exact same thing.

Exhibit A:

True @_bijae_ kill the double standards. #Ciara #Future #RussellWilson #BabyFuture

A photo posted by Gossip Starr ☕️ (@gossipstarr) on

You can’t trust everything on Instagram. But if that is indeed one of Future’s children, then Ciara was hanging around with his child fresh out the womb.

And I have to disagree with Lil Duval about it being different having a woman around a child. A woman can pose just as much of a threat. So again, where were y’all at when ole boy was exhibiting this exact same behavior?

Crickets.

If you’re going to drag one, you certainly need to drag the other.

I, for one, am hoping that Russell and Ciara last forever just to shut down all the haters and faux parenting experts who seem to think she’s in the wrong for moving on with her life and taking her son along with her.

15 Scandals That Involved A Celebrity Tour Bus

April 16th, 2015 - By Rich
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Honestly with these crazy stories that all happen to take place on, around or near a celebrity tour bus, we’d personally start bike riding or flying. Buses are very obvious and seem to attract all kind of trouble.

We wish them all well!

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Sources: Digital Tour Bus, USA Today, VIBE

15 Scandals That Involved A Celebrity Tour Bus

“Bum B***h Beat It!!!”: T.I. Responds To Shekinah Putting Him On Blast, And It’s Not Pretty

March 9th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Uh oh, Tiny. You’ve found yourself in the middle of quite the complicated situation.

We told you earlier today that Shekinah Jo posted a picture of herself FaceTiming with Floyd Mayweather, and when people questioned her loyalty to T.I., she made it clear that her loyalty is to Tiny, her friend. Not Tip. She stated that he kicked her off “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle,” has shown her zero respect, and even gone as far as to call her “the help.” Now things are getting messy, because T.I. just went on a rant on Instagram and based on what has transpired, the rant seems to be aimed Shekinah’s way.

Shekinah’s response?

 

There isn’t really much left to say about all this, because he took things to a level that I think we all saw coming (this IS T.I. we’re talking about, and he will talk crazy to just about anybody). Still, it’s a shame to see things get so ugly between these two considering how important they are in Tiny’s life. Hopefully Tiny will be able to intervene, but considering that she seems to be on vacay in the Bahamas, she’ll have to bring peace from afar…

How would you deal if your husband and your best friend were at war?

“TI Thinks He Is GOD”: Shekinah Jo Puts T.I. On Blast, Reveals He Kicked Her Off “Family Hustle” Last Year

March 9th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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T.I. & Tiny headed for divorce

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I can’t really tell you where things went 100 percent left with T.I. and Shekinah Jo. But when things were sour between Tiny and her husband, for some reason, he kept taking verbal jabs at Shekinah, claiming she was “a hater to education” and ‘joking’ about her intelligence. We even asked Shekinah in a recent interview how she felt about the comments he made:

“Correct yourself and the people. I don’t take a jab at him ever. I don’t jab at him. When he give out whatever kind of comments he give, I never respond. You never see me go off. You never see any of that. Let’s get that right: I don’t take jabs at him. I don’t know why he takes his jabs, you have to ask him, baby. Oh I heard, because I blubber over the English language and I’m a hater to education? Let me address that: I’m very educated. I have a GED. It might not be enough for you guys but I’m blessed to have it. I have a cosmetology degree that’s updated and accurate. Mkay? I did my thing, so a hater to education? You don’t really reply to things that don’t involve you…but I don’t have a problem with Clifford Harris. He’s my friend’s husband and he takes damn good care of her so I’m happy for that.”

Well, she certainly has a problem with him now.

Shekinah recently posted a picture on her IG account of a FaceTime conversation she had with Floyd Mayweather:

 

But people who know the bad blood between Mayweather and T.I., which was over Tiny and ended up escalating into a brawl at Fat Burger, felt that Shekinah wasn’t being loyal. When she caught wind of the criticism, she let the frustrations she has been holding in with ‘Tip’ all the way out. She even claimed that the rapper had her kicked off of “Family Hustle,” which is why she ended up doing the “Weave Trip” spinoff with Tiny. Baller Alert and TheShadeRoom collected her responses on the picture:

 

Ballerific Comment Creepin —–🌾👀🌾 #shekinah #commentcreepin

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#ShekinahJo VS. Fan! #clapbackseason

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After doing all of that responding, Shekinah posted a message of encouragement from a friend describing all her feelings:

#shekinah still going in #ti #tip #tiny

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Though it’s unclear what went down between these two, I’m not really surprised at the idea of T.I. having Shekinah kicked off “T.I. and Tiny: The Family Hustle,” if those allegations are true. There were rumors swirling for years that the rapper is the reason why Tiny’s first reality show, 2009’s “Tiny and Toya,” came to an end so abruptly, despite it being a huge hit for BET.

Since it’s clear that things aren’t peachy keen between T.I. and Shekinah after all, it does make one wonder how Tiny handles this situation, what with her best friend and husband at odds. No response from her or T.I. as of yet…

Check out her previous feelings on T.I. in our interview below. She gives her two cents at the 4:50 mark:

 

“Get Ready”: “ATL 2” Is Officially Happening As T.I. And Cast Share First Photos From The Set

March 4th, 2015 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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“I’m New New cause I always rock the new, new sh*t.”

Yes, I know ATL pretty well because it was all that people I went to school with talked about when it came out in 2006. And after almost 10 years and a lot of talk about a possible sequel, ATL 2 is on the way.

T.I. posted an image on his Instagram account of himself, Jackie Long (Esquire), Jason Weaver (Teddy) and Albert Daniels (Brooklyn) seated at a diner with director Chris Robinson standing above them all as they shoot a scene.

#ATL2 Get Ready

A photo posted by TIP (@troubleman31) on

 

Robinson is super psyched about the film, and posted the same image on his own Instagram with the caption, “#ATL WAS A CLASSIC #ATL2 WILL BE LEGENDARY!!! “AND SO IT BEGINS” THE CREW @troubleman31 @jackielong @albeback @itsjasonweaver #RITF #BONG”

Jason Weaver is also super excited, telling his followers that because the fans asked for it, they had fight for a sequel to happen.

“So… I can finally announce.. ! ATL 2 is officially going down. @troubleman31, @albeback , @jackielong and ya boi outchea putting this sequel together, led by our director @mrrobotodirector AKA “The General”. The people want it, so we’re doing it!”

And you know a sequel to ATL wouldn’t work without Lauren London…

 

Shad&New-New #ATL2 #KeepWatching

A photo posted by TIP (@troubleman31) on

 

Robinson first spoke out about the possibility of a sequel in 2013, and talk of it started off as a joke.

“We all joked about doing an ATL 2, and how down T.I.’s character would be running the comic section of the newspaper and what the twins would be doing. But you never know. If the fans wanted it enough, there would definitely be a sequel.”

Well, it seems that things are finally coming together. If they’re shooting the film now, you can expect ATL 2 in theaters either by the end of the year or early 2016 (if the money behind it isn’t funny).

But the question is, would you pay your hard-earned dollars to see the sequel all these years later?

Gunshots Fired At T.I & Jeezy Day Party

March 1st, 2015 - By Courtney Whitaker
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Gunshots were fired at a CIAA Event in North Carolina yesterday afternoon. The event, hosted by T.I and Jeezy, quickly turned into chaos.

According to TMZ,

The rappers were playing at a day party in Charlotte when someone in the crowd fired what sounded like 2 shots. Police tell us two people suffered non-life threatening injuries … and both were hospitalized.

Cops say no one’s been arrested. They do not have a suspect yet.

Although a T.I. song was playing when the shots were fired … we’re told it was just a track — T.I. had already performed and was not on stage. Jeezy and Yo Gotti — who had also performed — were in the V.I.P. section at the time of the shooting.

We’ve spoken to T.I.’s manager … and he says T.I. wasn’t hurt. We’re also told Jeezy and Yo Gotti were uninjured.

This isn’t the first time shots have been fired during an concert/party. Just a few weeks ago, shots were fired during a Chris Brown concert.

We absolutely hate hearing stories like this. Parties should be a fun event not a deadly one. We’re glad no one was killed in this situation.

 

T.I. Gets A New Hustle: Hip Hop Mogul Preps New Atlanta Restaurant

January 11th, 2015 - By Ann Brown
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T.I. is about to start yet another business. The enterprising rapper/actor/producer has just bought a landmark building in Downtown Atlanta that he plans to turn into an upscale restaurant.

This will be T.I.’s first restaurant venture. According to a press release, “The renovation and refurbishing process of the landmark property is well underway, as plans for the new upscale Southern cuisine restaurant unfolds.”

T.I. already has a number of businesses. Of course, he is the founder and co-CEO of  Grand Hustle Records. He also owns Atlanta nightclub Club Crucial, one of the most popular clubs in the city. Reportedly worth $50 million, T.I. has also ventured into the African fashion scene. While performing in Tanzania, “he also debuted his clothing lines (Hustle Gang, Akoo and Strivers Row) at the Leaders Club in Dar es Salaam.”

At the time Jason Geter, CEO of T.I.’s  Grand Hustle Records, said: “For us, we are excited to bring our brands to Africa and specifically Tanzania. We think this is a great market that is ready for our products and I look forward to not only introducing our designs to Tanzania but also looking at the local fashion scene while we are there.”

T.I. Fan Creeps Around Rapper’s Home Late At Night And He Puts Her On Blast For It

December 9th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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Some people take their fandom to a level that really doesn’t make much sense. While it’s one thing to try and be at the events of one of your favorite artists/celebrities to meet them, it’s another to pop up at that person’s home at night trying to see and be seen. A fan (and manager of a few artists as it turns out) tried it, and rapper T.I. was not very understanding when it came to her decision to post up outside of his gate taking pictures late at night.

The woman, along with a few friends, somehow found her way to the rapper’s home in Atlanta and took pictures of it:

 

 

Her friend posted a similar image, saying “FOUND @troubleman31 house and stopped by…in #atl tryin to get to #tiandtiny”

Turns out that T.I. checks his notifications, and when he caught wind of people creeping around his home, he let them know that doing so again might not end well:

TI

 

The woman ended up apologizing and saying that they only showed up late at night to “talk business”:

“@troubleman31 it was no disrespect we were in the neighborhood and we wanted to let you know, by playing your music, hoping you would come out, and talk business.”

She was dead serious too, and continued:

“So @troubleman31 commented on the page, but has not responded… Love your #music Just gotta say, #tiandtiny we have artists trying to make it. Thanks for the public shoutout, but on some realness, we showed up, to get your attention. And get a meeting with you. Can we?”

People can’t be serious. You go to someone’s home at night, where their children lay their heads, and think somebody is going to come out and “talk business”? Common sense is not common at all anymore…

“B***h Ni**a Get Kilt!”: T.I. Rips Into Instagram Follower Making Inappropriate Comments About Daughter Deyjah

November 18th, 2014 - By Victoria Uwumarogie
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When will people learn that when it comes to his family, T.I. has no problem going absolutely bat sh*t crazy on people? If you’ll recall, rapper Azealia Banks made some distasteful comments about the looks of T.I.’s wife, Tiny, and well, he called her everything in the book, and issued a threat:

TIYet and still, another individual tried their luck with the Troubleman, and this time, went after one of T.I.’s children–terrible idea.

T.I. posted a picture of himself with his daughter, Deyjah Harris, saying “My date… Makin me look like a cool kid #proudpops”

A photo posted by @troubleman31 on

Things went left when one man commenting on the picture said, “What that mouf do shordy? I’m Tryna slide up on that @troubleman31”

Clearly this individual was trying to get under the rapper’s skin by tagging him in the inappropriate comment about his 13-year-old daughter–he succeeded. T.I. wound up threatening the man. The site, The Shade Room, took a screenshot of the exchange before both comments were removed:

TI

Yikes!

This is the problem with sharing your children with the world–not everyone in said world has good sense or respect. While I wouldn’t be out here threatening people online (you never know how certain statements can be used against you), I can’t fault him for being protective of his children. What do you think about his response?