T.I. Denies Sexual Abuse Allegations
Written by B87FM on January 29, 2021
T.I. is breaking his silence after he and his spouse Tiny had been accused of sexual abuse.
After releasing an announcement by his rep earlier within the day, the Atlanta rapper has recorded a video during which he refutes the intercourse trafficking claims created from a number of ladies, calling them “false” and “baseless.”
“We vehemently deny ALL these disgusting, nameless allegations,” Tip captioned the put up.
Within the eight-minute-long clip, he says it’s been “extraordinarily tough” for him to stay quiet following the “egregious allegations that’s been tossed round about me and my spouse.”
He believes that he’s being defamed as a result of his accusers haven’t any authorized case in court docket. “That’s the motive, that’s the technique, that’s the intention. Say a complete bunch of false stuff about you and make them come out and say, ‘They’re a liar.’”
Whereas he cautions towards discrediting ladies, he says that his accusers have “evil” intentions. “Girls who’ve been victimized should be heard. Black ladies particularly ought to be supported, protected, defended, and uplifted,” he says. “Nonetheless, evil has no gender. Individuals with evil intentions haven’t any gender. A menace is available in all sizes and shapes. I’d by no means deal with a lady the identical means I’d deal with a menace.”
He additionally defends his spouse and mom of his kids, Tiny. “My spouse is an exquisite individual with an incredible spirit and a sort coronary heart. She’s a loyal mom and he or she has a humble soul. She don’t deserve it.”
Based on T.I., all of the sexual encounters had been between consenting adults. “What we not gon’ do is open up the door to my bed room as you shouldn’t should both for everyone to return in, chime in, make their opinions about what we do and don’t do. No matter we ever have finished has been finished with consensual adults, who into what we into and like what we like. If we would like one thing, we all know precisely the place to go and get it.”
“We ain’t by no means pressured no person, we ain’t by no means drugged no person towards their will, we ain’t by no means held no person towards their will, we ain’t by no means made no person do something. We ain’t trafficked something—nicely, sexually trafficked something.”
He additionally denied the rape accusations. “I ain’t by no means raped no person, by no means raped no person.”
He claims “pretend tales” had been anonymously despatched to Sabrina Peterson, a former buddy of the household who accused T.I. of holding a gun to her head, alleging to be from victims. “It dismantles the mechanism that girls have created for themselves. You possibly can’t weaponize one thing with baseless claims.”
With out naming her, he alludes to Peterson as an “evil” individual. “There’s a file of sample conduct like this, a historical past of harassment, a historical past of violence.”
He goes on to warn towards cancel tradition (“We are able to’t simply use social media to weaponize individuals who have households and who communities rely upon”) and says he has discovered so much from the expertise. “One factor I do know, man, I can’t be bullied,” he mentioned. “I’m not afraid. I’m not ashamed. The reality will likely be revealed.”
T.I. acquired help within the feedback from his superstar buddies together with Trae tha Reality, Rico Love, and Meek Mill, who wrote, “We with y’all.”