AceShowbiz - T.I. is making peace with comedian Lauren Knight. After he was caught lying about calling her a "b***h" during their recent verbal altercation, the "Whatever You Like" emcee took to social media to show love to her.
On Wednesday, April 6, T.I. shared on Instagram a video of him and Lauren during an open mic session at Our Bar ATL. He captioned the clip by writing, "I've said from my entrance into the world of comedy that I intend to use my light to shine on others. To bring awareness to those who also have love and respect for the art form. In the spirit of that... Everyone I'd like to introduce you to @sheslaurenk she's a young up & coming comic on the scene in Atlanta check her out."
"She's a young black women fighting to use her voice for laughter & I understand that may take us down dark roads at times but there's always an opportunity to find a beacon of light & produce a positive outcome," the hip-hop star added. "As i say all the time... all ships rise with the high tide. May she use whatever fame & notoriety she receives for good. I wish you the best & hope you bring the world more joy & laughter with the light you receive. I've done my part here... moving on. Love & Respect."
T.I. and Lauren got into a heated exchange after the latter brought up sexual assault allegations against him and his wife Tiny Harris a.k.a. Tameka Cottle. 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 said. When Lauren tried to interject, he yelled, "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."
In the wake of the incident, Lauren explained in an Instagram video, "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 further shared, "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.' "
When T.I. denied calling her a "b***h," Lauren came with a receipt. Sharing both clips from T.I.'s IG Live and footage from the club, Lauren said, "See it went from something simple that should've got squashed and settled to this man using his platform to lie on me to justify some bulls**t. Everybody is tripping. I just wanna do comedy."
"@troubleman31 run me my million. We ended on a positive note now you lying and saying s**t to weaponize your fan base and THAT I'm not here for. Idgaf about how y'all feel I'm here for the truth," she continued. "I'm getting death threats and harassed cause a n***a wanna lie. That's lame as hell. This s**t is aggy and most importantly I have no reason to lie."