Will Smith is apparently setting the trend for some celebrities. In another comedian-related incident, a celebrity recently lashed out after an unappreciated comment about him and his wife. T.I. stormed a stage not to perform but to verbally lash out at comedian and host Lauren Knight.
While the comedian was in the middle of her performance, T.I. reportedly kept yelling comments at her before Knight responded by bringing up a past sexual assault lawsuit against the rapper. The 41-year-old climbed the stage, refuted the claim, and verbally abused the comedian.
T.I. and his wife, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, were previously accused of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2005. The case ended up being dismissed due to the time passed and the Statute of Limitations.
T.I. Blew Up At An Open Mike Show In Atlanta
T.I. reportedly blew up during an open mike night in Atlanta. The rapper’s ire was directed at Knight, a comedian, and host for the night. She made some unappreciated jokes concerning sexual assault scandals about T.I. and his wife, Tiny.
The open mike show took place on Monday, April 4, at Our Bar ATL restaurant and bar. While Knight was on stage, T.I. reportedly yelled out comments from his seat, telling the comedian to “take her wig off.”
In a later Instagram post, Knight said she responded, “I’ll take off my wig when you speak on the allegations.” This referred to the sexual assault claim in 2005, in which the couple allegedly drugged and assaulted a woman. The court threw the case out due to the statute of limitations.
The artist stormed the stage, seized the microphone, and verbally abused Knight. This turn of events was undoubtedly shocking to the audience, especially after the recent altercation between Smith and Chris Rock.
T.I. Said The Case Was Dismissed
Via a clip of the moment posted by Baller Alert Instagram Page, the “Live Your Life” artist started by denying the sexual assault allegations. He also announced that it was previously dismissed by a Los Angeles Judge.
T.I. Said, “There was no f**ing crime. There is nothing to charge me for or my wife.” Knight tried to cut in and possibly defend herself, but the rapper continued, “Shut the f** up for a second! Hey, listen. No, no, no.”
“As many times as you joke on that s–t, n—a, I’m gonna check yo motherf-in’ a– as long as it takes. N—a, when you stop talking about it, when you stop playing with me and mine, I’mma stop saying something,” he continued.
T.I. still had a lot to get off his chest. He added, “When you stop playing with me and mine, I will stop saying something. There ain’t no motherf-ing case. Ain’t never been no motherf-ing case. I didn’t do nothing, and my wife didn’t do nothing wrong. And if you keep on playing with me, n—a, I’m going to continue to confront publicly, verbally.”
Knight Said T.I Was Innocent
Knight wasn’t silent to the 41-year-old’s verbal onslaught. In response, she said, “This is a comedy show… If I wanna make jokes about something, I’ll make jokes about something. You’re not gonna tell me to shut the f–k up. This is my s–t.”
However, the comedian made it known that she didn’t think the sexual assault allegations were true. Knight told the crowd, “T.I. is innocent. I truly believe it. Give it up for him. There are no charges.”
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After the entire situation, she posted a video on Instagram addressing it and revealing that there were no hard feelings. She said, “I made a joke, just like he did.” The caption read, “Listen… you can’t be a heckler and get mad when you get a response. I stand on what I said. I love comedy. Make sure you got the whole story before you believe just anything.”
T.I. And Tiny Were Accused Of Sexual Assault
Regarding the sexual assault case, it was thrown out months after its filing. At the time of the lawsuit, The couple’s attorney, Shawn Holley, released a statement to Page Six.
The statement read, “Mr. and Mrs. Harris are pleased, but not surprised, by the District Attorney’s decision to dismiss these meritless allegations. We appreciate the DA’s careful review of the case and are grateful to be able to put the matter behind us and move on.”
Over the years, T.I was accused of various crimes by over 30 women. These crimes include drugging, rape, intimidation, and kidnapping. The claims were reportedly denied by T.I. and Tiny “in the strongest possible terms” as “unsubstantiated and baseless allegations.”
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