Grammy-winning rapper T.I. is making headlines this week for reportedly being sued over a missing screen from last year’s “America’s Most Wanted” tour.
Details of the “King of the South’s” unexpected woe surfaced online Friday (August 15).
The centerpiece of the stage was an expensive screen — known as a roll drop — used to project video and photos. T.I. paid the rental fee but according to a new lawsuit — obtained by TMZ — when the concert was over the rapper didn’t return the roll drop. The rental company says its roll drop doesn’t come cheap — $50K. But the rental company wants twice that, arguing they could have made lots of money renting it out to other performers. (TMZ)
Outside of this issue, Tip recently spoke out on his wife Tiny’s message-driven “What the F*ck You Gon Do?” music video.
No reaction,” T.I. told MTV News, before adding, “Comedy.” Clearly he didn’t want to go in-depth about this one. Did Tiny at least run this by him before release? “Nah, she asked me and I said, ‘nah I don’t wanna, I’ll wait [to see it] with the rest of the public.” Always the diplomat, he went on to add, “I mean…I’ve been hearing very very good things about it, [from] people in the community, just saying that it’s a lot better than the stuff they’ve been hearing lately — so that’s good.” (MTV)
Appearing on “The View” earlier this month, T.I. briefly touched on Tiny and also delved into his Hollywood career.
He also brushed off rumors of “trouble in paradise” in his marriage. “Trouble is inevitable, but as long as the word paradise is still there,” he said. After he’s done with music, he plans to focus his efforts on acting full-time. “I have a number of albums in mind that I think I may have still to offer the industry and then I’ll pull back and apply my efforts and energy to other areas of entertainment.” (Rap-Up)
In an open letter, Tiny recently emphasized being much more than Tip’s side chick.
“I get it, especially with young people who might not know Xscape or who know T.I. and his music and see me as just his wife. But I’m not just his wife. I’m a singer. I have been for a long time. And it’s a very big part of who I am. I missed being in the studio at first. But with the OMG Girlz, I got a chance to write and produce, and that was how I stayed connected to music.” (VIBE)