Atlanta rapper T.I. unleashes on nightclub owner who used image of him putting son King, 19, in a headlock on promotional flyer
Rapper TI launched a scathing verbal attack on an Atlanta nightclub after they used footage of him choking his son in a flyer – after a row between the rapper’s family went viral.
The rapper appeared at the city’s Elleven45 Lounge and was caught on camera shouting at the venue’s staff for using the image of the two on the flyer.
The 43-year-old can be heard shouting: ‘Call who you need to call, do what you need to do. It’s not happening.
‘No money, no beer, no parties, no sections. No nothing. If you put me and mine on a damn flyer, give me everything.
“If you can’t do that, don’t play with me. I don’t know if y’all are from here, but don’t play with me because it’s my damn town.”
The rapper appeared at the city’s Elleven45 Lounge and was caught on camera shouting at the venue’s staff for using the image
The original flyer, seen above in a TikTok video, showed the rapper putting his son in a headlock before being switched
The flyer shows the rapper standing behind his 19-year-old son King and choking him after a video emerged earlier this week of him appearing to do just that.
The flyer also contains the phrase ‘sing, drink or choke’.
However, due to the rapper’s outburst, promoters promptly changed the flyer and the event went ahead as planned on Wednesday with a new flyer that did not show the choking, according to TMZ.
On Sunday evening, images emerged of the incident between the rapper, born Clifford Joseph Harris, and his son in the luxury suite of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium.
The family had been watching an Atlanta Falcons NFL game when the disagreement over “silver spoon” taunts turned ugly.
TI had been performing at the 50th anniversary hip-hop celebration at the Falcons game, when a playful back-and-forth ensued as King livestreamed the entire incident on Instagram.
At the beginning of the clip, the Rubber Band Man hitmaker was heard saying, “King, have you ever woken up with a cockroach on your face?”
King wasn’t too happy with the statement, as he revealed that he didn’t even grow up in his parents’ house and instead lived with his grandmother.
TI’s wife, Tiny, whose real name is Tameka Dianne Cottle-Harris, didn’t hold back and answered the phone and said, “I’m going to tell you the reason why he wanted to be there.” Are you ready?
Because he can suck on a pacifier there. When he was 12 years old, he sucked on a pacifier since he was 12 years old. He didn’t do that in the house. He cried like a baby.’
Due to the rapper’s outburst, the promoters promptly changed the flyer and the event went ahead as planned on Wednesday
TI and his wife Tiny were hosting their son King and others in a luxury suite at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Sunday when father and son argued
King wasn’t too happy about the revelation as he took the phone back and was defiant.
He angrily replied, “They’re trying to say I was in there sucking a paci, but they’re not going to tell you everything. They try to hide it. He hedges.”
It seemed like TI and Tiny’s eldest child reached a breaking point together when he started yelling about being known for his business dealings and even accusing his parents of being drunk.
King said, “You guys had too much to drink. N***as are drunk too much.”
TI then accuses his son of being “emotional,” to which King says he and his mother are lying and joking, known as “capping.”
King starts screaming while Tiny tries to calm him down by wrapping her hands around his neck.
You heard TI enter as the patriarch said, “You’re an embarrassment to yourself and your family. You’re embarrassing yourself.’
King wasn’t too happy about the revelation as he took the phone back and was defiant
TI and Tameka ‘Tiny’ Harris attend ‘LIBRA’ Album Release Party at Gold Room on October 16, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia
Then things apparently start to get physical as the camera is covered as King can be heard yelling “Get off me” as TI goes on to say “you’re embarrassing yourself.”
For a moment, the camera was able to see the bottom of TI’s face as it is clear that his son is in the grip somehow.
The What You Like hitmaker then defiantly tells his son: ‘Boy, you can’t do anything with me. There’s nothing you can do with me.’
TI and Tiny welcomed King in 2004 after the rapper had already achieved great success with the studio album Trap Muzik, which went platinum.
The couple has two other children together: 15-year-old Major and seven-year-old Heiress.
In 2021, a woman came forward claiming that the rapper and his wife drugged and assaulted her sixteen years earlier after meeting at a nightclub.
She claimed in court documents that she was first introduced to the couple by a man handing out flyers at a local mall, and that she was invited to a club where they would be the next night.
In an Instagram video, the rapper was adamant and denied “all these disgusting, anonymous accusations.”
Prosecutors decided not to pursue the case because it fell outside the ten-year statute of limitations in September 2021