News: T.I. Catches Heat From Behind Bars Over Fight, Victim "Threatened With A Gun"

Wednesday, Nov 10, 2010 5:27PM

Written by Biz Jones

Incarcerated rapper T.I. has reportedly been sued for his lack of involvement over a physical altercation that took place in his recording studio this fall.

According to reports, the fight took place in early September.

Rapper T.I. has been sued by a recording studio technician who blames the artist for not stopping an attack inside a studio that T.I. owns. The lawsuit filed by Norris Gresham names the rapper, whose real name is Clifford Harris, and five others as responsible for a Sept. 8 assault at Echo Studios. Gresham said T.I. was not there at the time, but he received electronic messages about the attack while it was ongoing. (Macon News)

The victim also claims he found himself in a life-or-death situation.

Gresham alleges that a dispute erupted when one man named in the suit couldn't find a necklace. Gresham said he was held captive for 12 hours, threatened with a gun, then pushed down stairs and beaten. T.I. publicist Sydney Margetson declined to comment on the lawsuit. (Washington Examiner)

T.I. began an 11-month jail sentence for a probation violation last week.

T.I. has officially begun his 11-month stint in an Arkansas prison -- law enforcement sources tell TMZ the rapper checked in "sometime this afternoon." A spokesperson for the prison tells us T.I. will go through the normal process -- which means he'll be processed, pose for a prison photo, and will be given a bunk assignment. As for the shower issue -- we're told T.I.'s prison has a community shower situation. We're told T.I. will have access to a television room for general viewing. T.I. will be issued a standard prison uniform -- khaki trousers, khaki button down shirt and black shoes. Inmates at the prison can make phone calls -- but they're limited to 300 minutes per month. (TMZ)

After beginning his stint, T.I. released a letter to fans and critics.

"Thank you to all that took the time to check out my new video "Get Back Up" with my homie Chris Brown. And a bigger thanks to those of you who decided to comment (good & bad). To all of you who say, "he should practice what he preaches" and "how could he do something so stupid...AGAIN?", you're absolutely right and I couldn't agree with you more. But you know what? As history has shown us before, I find my greatest inspiration during my darkest hours. So all fans of music, T.I. or not, should be able to agree that NO MERCY will surely be my best work yet. After all isn't that what it's all about? If I never went to prison, never did drugs, never f'ed up again, did everything right and never made great music....would you even care enough to comment on T.I.? Doubt it, so bear that in mind while you jump to your conclusions guys. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said "Notice not the comments of your enemies but the silence of your friends." So although I'm still in touch...watching, reading and listening, I'm not concerned with what negative people say more than I am with what positive people don't. Guess that's enough for now... Love you all still, whether you still love me or not. REAL TALK!!! And I would like to give a special I LOVE U to @star_omg and @tinymajormama. - Tip" (Statement)

Check out a pre-jail T.I. interview down below:

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