Atlanta, Georgia–When rapper T.I (born Clifford Harris) and wife Tameka Dianne “Tiny” Harris recently found themselves in an online feud with former associate Sabrina Patterson, many assumed it was a personal issue that spilled over to social media. Patterson claimed that T.I held a gun to her head years ago along with her son and she wanted people to know the type of person that he was. Soon after, Patterson began to show messages she received from women alleging sexual abuse claims on behalf of the rapper, his wife and/or their entourage.
T.I has been seemingly absent from his usually high engagement on Instagram since then, where he would share issues of Black America including police shootings, Atlanta politics and a lot of pro-Black content. He posted one response to the claims of sexual abuse, saying that what he was not going to do, is put his bedroom business in the public to be discussed. He also stated that anything that him and his wife did behind closed doors was between “consensual adults.”
Things have took a severe turn for the worse, now, as a lawyer representing 11 people claiming abuse by T.I and his wife, is currently pursuing criminal charges against the couple. Among the accusers are 8 women, as well as the young man who claims T.I put a gun to his head along with Sabrina Paterson. Lawyer Tyrone A. Blackburn has sent letters providing detailed summaries of allegations to several prosecutors offices in Georgia, along with the California Attorney General’s office and the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office.
T.I and Tiny continue to deny all allegations against them.