AceShowbiz - T.I. is not wasting time to slam those who made fun of his life. The "Whatever You Like" rapper went off on comedian Lauren Knight after she made jokes about the sexual assault allegations made against him and his wife Tiny Harris a.k.a. Tameka Cottle.
On Monday night, April 4, the 41-year-old hip-hop star got into a heated exchange with the comic during an open mic session at Our Bar ATL. In a clip shared by Baller Alert, the rapper could be seen snatching the comedienne's mic as he denied the accusations and reminded the audience that the assault case was already dismissed in Los Angeles court.
"There was no f**king crime. There is nothing to charge me for, or my wife," T.I., whose real name is Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., said on the mic before Lauren attempted to interject. "Shut the f**k 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 mother f**kin' a** as long as it takes. N***a, when you stop talking about it, when you stop playing with me and mine, I'ma stop saying something."
An angry T.I.continued, "Ain't no mother f**king case, ain't never been no mother f**king case." He insisted, " 'Cause I ain't did nothing wrong and my wife ain't did nothing wrong. And if you keep on playing with me, n***a, I'm gon' mother f**kin' continue to confront you publicly, verbally."
Shortly after T.I. called her out, Lauren said to the crowd that she didn't believe the assault allegations leveled against T.I. and Tiny. "T.I. is innocent. I truly believe it," she said, "Give it up for him. There are no charges."
However, T.I. wasn't happy as he began shouting and told Lauren to "stop playing with" him. Defending herself, Lauren stressed, "This is not a rap battle. This is a mother f**kin' comedy show."
"And be clear, if I want to make jokes about something, I'll make jokes about something. Absolutely. You're not going to tell me to shut the f**k up in my s**t. This is my s**t. Let's be very clear," Lauren continued. T.I. then walked on the stage and hugged her.
Then on Tuesday evening, April 5, Lauren turned to her Instagram page to address the heated incident. "I'm talking about marriage and s**t [and] he keeps cutting me off, telling me to 'shut the f**k,' calling me all kinds of b***hes, heckling me," she claimed. "So, I'm like, 'Alright, c'mon. Stop playing with me. It's crazy, like you keep going and I can't say nothing to you.' "
Lauren added that T.I. began telling her to take off her wig and refused to stop. She also described his behavior as harassment. "I said, 'Alright, I'll take my wig off when you speak on the allegations.' Nobody was tight, except for him. Nobody called him a rapist," Lauren recalled. "I responded to him telling me, in a room full of people, to rip my wig off, and made a joke just like he did. So if you gotta a problem with it, not mine."
"Listen… you can't be a heckler and get mad when you get a response. I stand on what I said. I love comedy," Lauren captioned her post. "Make sure you got the whole story before you believe just anything."